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2014 TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Malaysia

 

TWAS and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) are inviting applications for TWAS-UPM postdoctoral fellowship programme. Fellowships are available for young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia. UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The application deadline is 15th September 2014.

About Scholarship: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.

Study: Fellowships are awarded in the field of natural sciences (Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Scholarship Provider: TWAS and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;
-hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
-provide an official Acceptance 
Letter from a department, laboratory or institute at UPM (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their latest CV and a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages);
-provide evidence of proficiency in English;
-be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

Scholarship Open for: Citizens of developing countries (other than Malaysia): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Iran, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

Duration: TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for a minimum period of six (6) months to a maximum period of twelve months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.

Value: UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

Apply: 
-Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a UPM department/laboratory to TWAS and UPM when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
-Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and UPM. The subject line must contain: UPM/ PDoc/the candidate’s surname.  Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
-Applicants to the TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS (by email) and UPM (by post and email).

Deadline: The application deadline is 15th September 2014.

Further Information: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-upm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

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