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TWAS-FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Least Developed Countries (LDC)

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The TWAS-FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Least Developed Countries (LDC) from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) in Brazil support the postdoctoral fellowships of researchers from Least Developed Countries (LDC), in all areas of natural, applied and social sciences. The fellowships will be developed in host institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, lasting from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months.

Applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident and native of a Least Developed Country (LDC)
  • Do not have a temporary or permanent residence visa in Brazil or any developed country;
  • Candidates already in Brazil are not eligible to apply;
  • Hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in an area of natural sciences or related applied sciences (or social sciences, if applying in a field of social sciences);
  • Apply for the fellowship within seven (07) years from obtaining the doctorate degree;
  • Have official acceptance by a supervisor of a host institution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil;
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the native language is not English.

The fellowship provides financial support to cover: Travel, Visa, Monthly fees, Overhead for the fellowship, Expenses for the fellow’s installation in Brazil (payment of the first rent and first month´s health insurance), Maternity/Paternity Leave.

Applications close on March 29, 2024.

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