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TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2018 – Apply Here

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TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia. 
TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2018 - Apply Here

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Details:

  • TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
    for a minimum period of six (6) months to a maximum period of twelve
    months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries
    (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the
    natural sciences.
  • UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.
  • The
    award of the fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final
    offer letter of admission from UPM that must be approved by the UPM
    University’s Committee. Upon receipt of the UPM-TWAS award letter from
    TWAS, candidates will need to contact in due course the UPM School of
    Graduate Studies to apply for the final offer letter. In case the
    application for the final offer letter of admission is not approved by
    UPM, this award will become null and void.
  • The language of instruction is English.

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility:

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • apply for the fellowship within four (4) years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Provide
    an official Acceptance letter. The guideline to obtain the Acceptance
    letter is available at the School of Graduate Studies, UPM website. The
    URL link to the website is http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/content/preliminary_acceptance_letter_application_guideline-30899
  • Please note that the
    applicant must have already identified a potential host
    supervisor/professor in UPM before sending their request for an
    acceptance letter to the School of Graduate Studies, UPM.
  • The acceptance letter must come from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, UPM only (and NOT from any other Head of Department or supervisors at UPM).
  • In contacting the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies, the applicants mustaccompany
    their request for an acceptance letter with copy of their latest CV, a
    short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages), a copy of the PhD
    certificate and the transcripts of each degree qualification starting
    from the BSc;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
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  • The deadline to apply is 31 August 2018.
  • Applicants
    should submit the acceptance letter (issued by the Dean of the UPM
    School of Graduate Studies) to TWAS, when applying or by the deadline at
    the latest. Without the acceptance letter, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal.
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the Visiting Scientists programme, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD are mutually exclusive.
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Contact Details

TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11 34151 Trieste, Italy Phone: +39 040 2240-687 Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org
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Dean, School of Graduate Studies Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
 
(Attention: Mr. Saiful Maskan)
Tel:    +603-8946 4207/4216
Fax:    +603-8946 4232
Email: saiful@upm.edu.my
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