For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers between 100 – 160 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.
The results for the 2022/2023 NRF-TWAS PhD fellowships are available here.
- Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call is open.
- Please use the “Apply now” button at the bottom of each programme page to start your application once the call is open.
- Both the opening and closing dates will be mentioned on each individual programme page.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.
- Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
TWAS-SN BOSE POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India, offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences
TWAS-ICCBS POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences
TWAS-NRF DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) working in partnership with UNESCO-TWAS to advance science in developing countries through the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships.
TWAS-CUI POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The TWAS-COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Fellowship Programme for postgraduate research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries other than Pakistan, who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural or social sciences. Duration: From a minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme).
TWAS-CSIR POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and UNESCO-TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries, who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology, for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and institutes.
TWAS-COMSTECH SCIENCE IN EXILE PHD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR DISPLACED AND REFUGEE SCIENTISTS
UNESCO-TWAS has partnered with the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMSTECH) for TWAS-COMSTECH Science in Exile Fellowship Programme for displaced and refugee scholars and scientists. This PhD Fellowship Programme aims to provide displaced and refugee scholars and scientists, who have not yet found a safe and long-term host country, to pursue doctoral studies in Pakistan, at institutions members of the COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence.
OWSD PHD FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN SCIENTISTS
Fellowships for women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to pursue their PhD in the sciences in another country in the South. The call for applications is open and will close on 19 April 2022.