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TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship

TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021/22

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Apply for TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021/22 for Researchers from Developing Countries. 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.

Programme Details

  • TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the campuses of the COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. NB: In 2018, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) changed its name to COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI).
  • CUI-TWAS Fellowships are offered in the following areas of the natural and related applied sciences: Mathematics, Biosciences, Metrology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Management Sciences.
  • CUI-TWAS Fellowships are also offered in the following social and economic sciences: Development Studies, Economics, Economics and International Relations.
    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.
  • The language of instruction is English.


Applicants for TWAS-CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan).
  • Must not be on-site in Pakistan. Also, 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.
  • Be 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 evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of education was not English.
  • Evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.
  • Should not take other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  • Furthermore, be financially responsible for any accompanying family members and for any delay incurred in completing the fellowship.


  • 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


COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) provides a monthly stipend to cover living costs such as food, accommodation, and health insurance. In addition to that, the monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2021
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