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TWAS-DBT 2022 Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries


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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India is pleased to announce the TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship for individuals from developing countries.

The Fellowship is established to support foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research in the field of biotechnology

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About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. Through three decades, TWAS’s mission has remained consistent: Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; Encourage scientific r… read more

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TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

Aim and Benefits of TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme


DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.

Requirements for TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme Qualification

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:


Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
Hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in science or engineering.
For SANDWICH Fellowships, be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (sample is included in the application form); OR
For FULL-TIME Fellowships; be willing to register at a university in India.
Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT.
Provide a research proposal outline based on the format of the sample that can be downloaded below.
Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

 

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Application Deadline

September 15, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply

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