TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries

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TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries

TWAS-IROST offers postdoctoral fellowship program in the field of natural sciences at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). This postdoctoral fellowship programme is for young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) and is tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at IROST. IROST will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if needed. The monthly stipend will not be converted into foreign currency.  The call for applications is open from 12th March until 15th September of each year.
 
Study Subject (s): Fellowships are provided in the field of natural sciences at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). Fellowships are to pursue postdoctoral research in applied agriculture, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer science engineering, advanced material and renewable energies, industrial chemistry and space sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST).
Scholarship Provider: TWAS-IROST
Scholarship can be taken at: Iran
 
Eligibility: -Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-Apply for the TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship within 5 years of completion of their PhD qualification;
-be permanent resident in a developing country (other than I.R. Iran);
-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Iran or any developed country;
-hold a PhD degree in a field of science and/or technology;
-be regularly employed in a developing country (other than the host country) and hold a research assignment there;
-provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship;
-not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
-be accepted at an IROST department participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter from the head of the department (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the eligible department at IROST with copy to Dr. Mahmoud Molanejad;
-provide evidence of proficiency in English;
-be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of developing countries (other than Iran) (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) can apply for the Fellowship.
 
Scholarship Description: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), I.R. Iran. IROST Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at IROST. Eligible IROST departments are applied agriculture, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer science engineering, advanced material and renewable energies, industrial chemistry and space sciences. IROST will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if needed. The monthly stipend will not be converted into foreign currency. The language of instruction is English.
 
Number of award (s): Not Known
 
Duration of award (s): TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at IROST.
 
What does it cover? -IROST will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if needed. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
-The language of instruction is English.
 
Selection criteria: Not Known
 
Notification:  Not Known
 
How to Apply: -Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from an IROST department to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
-Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS. The subject line must contain IROST/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent in sealed envelopes by post. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly.
-Applicants to the TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS (only).
 
Deadline: The call for applications is open from 12th March until 15th September of each year.

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