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Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Early-Career Researchers

Organization
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Category
Grants & scholarships
Research
Country
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Togo
Yemen
Benin
Burkina Faso
Chad
Djibouti
Comoros
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Niger
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Uganda
Language

English

Publication date
Application date
Description

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.

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 USD2,565 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 USD1,000. Any other travel needed, including airport transfers and local transportation, will be the awardee’s responsibility.

Research Areas

The Postdoctoral Fellowship programme provides support for research projects in the following fields (please refer to the guidelines for details):

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainable cities
  • Responsible growth
  • Green chemistry
  • Biodiversity, etc.
IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme