TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship at COMSATS University Pakistan 2021-2022

COMSATS TWAS Fellowship Program Pakistan 2021-2022

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TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program:

The TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural or social sciences. Duration: from a minimum of six months to a maximum of 12 months.

Sponsor:

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

University:

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Degree Level:

PhD 5 – years / Post-Doctoral

Research Area:

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Social and Economic Sciences

Nationalities:

Developing countries in the South (Except Pakistan)

Scholarship Award:

CUI 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

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 a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • IF applying in a field of eligible social sciences, hold a PhD degree in a field of social sciences;
  • Apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree;
  • Regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Provide a certificate of good health – including results of a COVID-19 test (not older than 48 hours) – from a qualified medical doctor;
  • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from CIIT (see sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be sent to Mr. Kashif Masood, Deputy Registrar (International) by emails [email protected] who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Mr. Kashif Masood, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline, the completed Foreign Student Information Sheet (available below for download) and scanned copy of their valid passport (just page with picture and biodata). For any queries, please contact [email protected] (Attention of: Mr. Kashif Masood, CUI Deputy Registrar);
  • 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 and for any delay incurred in completing the fellowship.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CUI when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Preliminary acceptance required for selection.
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and signed. The subject line must contain CUI/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters accepted.
  • Applicants to the TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Programme should send a copy of their application (by e-mail) to CUI.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the apply now link below.

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Application Deadline:

31 August 2021

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