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TWAS-IsDB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (developing countries)

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The TWAS-IsDB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) to advance research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. Applicants may apply for postdoctoral programs in the following research areas:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development 
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainable cities
  • Responsible growth
  • Waste management
  • Population growth
  • Green chemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics
  • Water and hygiene

Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo,Uganda, or Yemen. The host institution must be based in a developing nation.

The fellowship is for 3 to 6 months and the selected scientist will be provided with a monthly allowance based on the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The fellowship will offer an allowance for bench fee costs up to USD 2,600 as a contribution towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research. The fellowship will cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD1,000. 

Applications close on March 6, 2023.

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