TWAS and the National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) in Lahore, Pakistan are offering fellowship opportunities for developing countries’ scholars. CEMB will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation and health insurance. Sandwich option is available. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. The application deadline is 31st August 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of molecular biology and molecular genetics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate (PhD) and postdoctoral level.
Scholarship Provider: TWAS and The National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB)
Scholarship can be taken at: Pakistan
Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-Be a maximum age of 35 years for PhD and 45 years for postdoctoral on 31 December of the application year.
-Be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan).
-Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country.
-Hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences.
-Provide evidence of proficiency in English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of 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, 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, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, 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 this fellowship program.
Scholarship Description: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue PhD and postdoctoral research in molecular biology and molecular genetics at the National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) in Lahore, Pakistan.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): TWAS-CEMB Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at departments of the National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) for a period of up to 4 years for studies leading to a PhD degree in: molecular biology, molecular genetics, plant molecular biology or medical molecular biology. TWAS-CEMB Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at departments of the National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, plant molecular biology or medical molecular biology.
What does it cover? CEMB 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.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from CEMB 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 attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and CEMB. The subject line must contain: CEMB/PG/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. Applicants to the TWAS-CEMB Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send one copy of their application (by email) to TWAS and one copy (hard copy only) to CEMB.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2014.