Author Topic: TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Scholars in Pakistan, 2014  (Read 336 times)

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TWAS and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology are offering TWAS-CIIT fellowship programme for developing countries’ scholars (other than Pakistan). Fellowship will be awarded to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD or pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences. Postgraduate fellowships will be tenable in the relevant department at one of the campuses of CIIT, Pakistan for a minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme). Postdoctoral fellowships will be in the departments and laboratories of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of natural sciences (Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics).

Course Level: Fellowship is available to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD or pursue postdoctoral research.

Scholarship Provider: TWAS-COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Scholarship can be taken at: Pakistan

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

-be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);

-must not be on site in Pakistan;

-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;

-hold an MSc degree/PhD in a field of natural sciences;

-be a maximum age of 35 years by 31 December in the year of application;

-for SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered PhD students in a developing country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample on page 6);

-for FULL-TIME Fellowships: be willing to register at a university in Pakistan;

-provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;

-provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of a developing country (other than Pakistan): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for this fellowship programme.

Scholarship Description: The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD and postdoctoral research in natural sciences.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be grant for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 18 months. Full-time Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may granted for a period of up to 3 years. Candidates will register for their PhD in the relevant department at one of the campuses of CIIT, Pakistan. TWAS-CIIT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.

What does it cover? CIIT will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CIIT when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection. Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS and CIIT. The subject line must contain CIIT/PG and the candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent in sealed envelopes by post. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly. Applicants to the TWAS-CIIT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application (by email) to both TWAS and to CIIT.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application