The TWAS Fellowship programmes offer over 280 fellowships per year in natural sciences for postgraduate, postdoctoral, advanced research and visiting scholars. The fellowships are tenable in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan at specific institutions in these countries and each programme has its specific age requirement and eligibility criteria.
It is important to note that applicants cannot apply for fellowships tenable in their home country, for instance an Indian applicant applying for a fellowship tenable in India will be considered ineligible
In order to apply to the TWAS Fellowships programmes each applicant is requested to follow few key steps that are indicated below:
1. WHICH PROGRAMME SHOULD I CHOOSE?:
Read carefully the 'General' and 'Additional information' sections in the application forms and choose the most suitable fellowship programme for your research needs.
2. CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
After choosing a fellowship programme, you should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility criteria specified in the application form for your chosen programme.
3. CHOOSE AN ELIGIBLE HOST INSTITUTE:
Select a suitable host institution under the fellowship you have chosen. In the application forms, under "additional information", you will find the website addresses leading to the lists of eligible host institutes for each programme.
4. GET PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE:
applying is subject to acceptance at a host institute.
After choosing an eligible host institute, you must seek to obtain acceptance and a preliminary Acceptance Letter (see sample in the application forms).
To request a preliminary Acceptance Letter you must contact the chosen host institution via e-mail, fax AND by sending a letter with your CV, research proposal and the sample copy of the Acceptance letter provided in the application form.
Obtaining preliminary acceptance at an eligible host institute is the responsibility of the applicant.
Applications cannot be processed if an Acceptance letter is not received.
5. SUBMIT THE APPLICATION:
Once the preliminary Acceptance Letter has been received, you should submit to the TWAS Fellowships office (email@example.com) and to the other partner agency in some cases, the completed Application form in MS Word format (NOT PDF, jpeg or embedded as a jpeg in a Word document), together with ALL the required enclosures, in ONE zipped file.
An official acknowledgment will be sent confirming the status of your application once it has been processed and not upon receipt.
If awarded, the fellowship must be taken up in the following year of the application.
For additional information on the TWAS fellowships, please see www.twas.org under the 'Programmes' tab and the subheading 'Exchange', or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. TWAS Fellowship brochure 2009