TWAS – CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2021

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement nor required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Area of Study Natural Science Social Science
  • Level PH.D
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Developing countries other than Pakistan
  • Medium of Instruction English

Opportunity Description

Applications are now open for the TWAS – CUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2021. The program is designed for young scientists from developing countries except for Pakistan, who plans to pursue postdoctoral research in natural or social sciences. Therefore, if you intend to participate in this program do not miss the opportunity to submit your application.

Important Details

Opening date: June 01, 2021

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

Host country: Pakistan

Partner Organization: COMSATS University Islamabad

Level: Postdoctoral

Minimum Degree held: PhD 5 – years

Duration: from 6 – 12 months

Age limit: No


  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology;
  • Biological Systems and Organisms;
  • Chemical Sciences;
  • Engineering Sciences;
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences;
  • Mathematical Sciences;
  • Physics;
  • Social and Economic Sciences


The award winner will receive an amount the following benefits:

  • Living costs including food;
  • Health insurance;
  • A monthly stipend;
  • Accommodation;

Eligible countries

Developing countries in the south including:

  • Afghanistan;
  • Algeria;
  • Angola;
  • Antigua and Barbuda;
  • Argentina;
  • Aruba;
  • Azerbaijan;
  • Bahamas;
  • Bahrain;
  • Bangladesh;
  • Barbados;
  • Belize;
  • Benin;
  • Bhutan;
  • Bolivia;
  • Botswana;
  • Brazil;
  • Brunei;
  • Burkina Faso;
  • Burundi;
  • Cambodia;
  • Cameroon;
  • Cape Verde;

And other countries in this list.

Eligibility Criteria

  • There is no age limitation for this program;
  • To be a citizen of developing eligible countries as listed above, other than Pakistan;
  • The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • Must be able to issue a certificate of good health – including results of a COVID-19 test (not more than 48 hours) – from a prestigious medical doctor;
  • If you wish to apply for social science, you must hold a Ph.D. degree in social science;
  • Must not be on-site in Pakistan;
  • Employed regularly in a developing country and have a research assignment;
  • The applicant must be accepted at a CUI institution or laboratory and as well as an official acceptance letter from the host institution;
  • If your education in the previous degree was not in English, please attach the English proficiency certificate;
  • Do not have any other official assignments during the program period;
  • If you intend to bring your family members with you, then you need to take financial responsibility for the costs;

How to apply?

  • Submit your acceptance letter at the time of application otherwise your application will not be successful;
  • Submit your application via the online portal and send a copy of your application to CUI as well by email.
  • You can apply for only online to this program;

Click here to download the Online Application Form_TUTORIAL

Click here to download the Sample Host Preliminary Acceptance Letter

Foreign Student Info Sheet


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For more/detailed information, please visit the official link.