The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme’ to support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Funding brief: Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS. The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at centres of excellence in developing countries, i.e. research institutions with a well-established track record in research and a demonstrated competency in a field relevant to sustainability science.

A host centre should be identified by the candidate based on his/her particular area of research. In the latter case, TWAS and the scientific reviewers associated with the evaluation process for selecting the awards will make a decision on the suitability of the host institute proposed by the candidate. In all cases, the host centre must be located in a developing country. An example of a valid host centre is provided by the TWAS-CAS Centres of Excellence (

IsDB -TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of three months to a maximum period of six months. They are awarded to young scientists from 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) to enable them to undertake postdoctoral research in areas of science relevant to sustainability science.

Research Areas
The Postdoctoral Fellowship programme provides support for research projects in the following fields:
Sustainable Agriculture
Education for Sustainable Development
Climate Change
Sustainable cities
Responsible growth
Waste management
Population growth
Green chemistry
Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics
Water and hygiene

Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS)
Funding name: IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 12th, September, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
Through the Fellowships, the selected scientist will be provided with a monthly allowance on the basis of the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
The fellowship award will offer an allowance for bench fee costs up to USD 2,565 as a contribution towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research.
The fellowship award will also cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD 1,000. Any other travel needed, including airport transfers and local transportation, will be the awardee’s responsibility.
Information about living conditions, such as possibilities of accommodation, transportation, and any other issues related to the candidate’s stay in the host country must be obtained directly from the host institution. Neither TWAS nor IsDB can provide this information.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: From 3 to 6 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Applicants for IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
Hold a PhD degree in an area of science relevant to the research area of the Fellowship programme
Age up to 45 years
Has minimum 5 years of experience in the field of research after the PhD
Host Institute must be in a developing country
Provide an official acceptance letter from the Host Institute
Must be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC
Must be employed at an institution in his/her home country

Awarded scholars must:
Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
Present a research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor
Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members
Be autonomous in regard to visa application, health insurance and housing in the host country

Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Yemen

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
Proposal Form (Form- sample_acceptance_letter_for_host_institutions_isdb-twas_fellowships): Click to view
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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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