TWAS-UPM Postdoc Fellowship Programme

Posted: May 16, 2017 in Asia, Asians, Jul-Sept Deadline, Malaysia, Post Doc
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TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

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

Programme Details

  1. TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are based in UPM research laboratories and institutes in Malasia for a least period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  2. UPM will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance.
  3. The award of fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from UPM that must be approved by UPM University’s Committee. Upon receipt of the UPM-TWAS award letter from TWAS, applicants will need to contact in due course the UPM School of Graduate Studies to apply for final offer letter. In case the application for final offer letter of admission is not approved by UPM, this award will become insignificant and void.
  4. The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for these fellowships must meet following criteria:

  1. Candidate should be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia).
  2. Candidate must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country.
  3. Candidate must hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  4. Candidate must apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences
  5. Candidate will provide proof of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  6. Candidate will provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of fellowship;
  7. Candidate should not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  8. Candidate be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
  • Candidate must be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and have a research assignment there;
  1. Provide an official Acceptance letter (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 6). The guideline to obtain Acceptance letter is available at School of Graduate Studies, UPM website. The URL link is HERE.
  2. Please note that applicant must have already contacted a potential host supervisor/professor in UPM before sending their request for an acceptance letter to School of Graduate Studies, UPM.
  3. The acceptance letter must come from Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, UPM only.

Research Field

01-      Agricultural Sciences

02-      Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

03-      Biological Systems and Organisms

04-      Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences

05-      Chemical Sciences

06-      Engineering Sciences

07-      Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

08-      Mathematical Sciences

09-      Physics

 How to Apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September of each year.

  • Candidates should submit Acceptance Letter issued from Dean of graduate studies UPM to TWAS when applying or by deadline at the latest. Without initial acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters on their letter headed paper as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The subject line must contain: UPM/PDoc/candidate’s surname.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email).

Contact Details

TWAS Fellowships Office

ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11

34151 Trieste, Italy

Phone: +39 040 2240-314

Fax: +39 040 2240-689


Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

43400 UPM Serdang,

Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

(Attention: Mr. Saiful Maskan)

Tel:    +603-8946 4207/4216

Fax:    +603-8946 4232


——Quick Overview———
Organization TWAS-UPM
Level Postdoc
Country Malaysia
Subject areas Science and Technology
Salary unspecified
Eligibility PhD
Deadline 15 September 2017

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