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TWAS-USM

TWAS-USM Visiting Researcher

TWAS-USM Visiting Researcher
 
Programme Details
  • TWAS-USM Visiting Researchers Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of one month to a maximum of three months at a school/department of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). For a complete list of schools and departments at USM see http://www.usm.my/index.php/en/directories/academic.
  • USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • The language of instruction is English.
 
Eligibility
 
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
 
  • Be a maximum age of 55 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia).
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country.
  • Hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences and a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM to TWAS. Requests for preliminary acceptance letter      must be directed to the Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, USM who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. 
  • In contacting the Dean applicants must accompany their request for a Preliminary Acceptance Letter via email to 
Profesor Dr. Rozman Bin Hj Din
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1. Filling in an Application Form ONLY (http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/downloads2/category/45-twas)
2. Latest CV
3. List of Publications
4. PhD degree certificate
5. Front page of publication
6. Letter of recommendation from current employer (date: DD/MM/2015)
7. A summary proposal (maximum: 3 pages)

The deadline for submitting application to USM is on 15 June 2015 (Monday)
 
 
IMPORTANT
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships "for research collaboration", all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD that are mutually exclusive.
  • Incomplete/unsigned applications will NOT be accepted. This also applies to submissions by fax and electronic mail which must include all enclosures and be signed (either digitally or by including a scanned signature).  
  • Applications will ONLY be acknowledged when processed.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by February of the year following the application.
  
Contact Details
 
TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 314
Fax: +39 040 2240 689
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Profesor Dr. Rozman Bin Hj Din
Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +6046532929
Fax: +6046532931
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TWAS-USM Post Doctoral

TWAS-USM Post Doctoral
 
Eligibility
 
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM to TWAS. Requests for preliminary acceptance letter must be directed to the Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, USM who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. 
  • In contacting the Dean applicants must accompany their request for a Preliminary Acceptance Letter via email to
Prof. Othman Sulaiman: 
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1. Filling in an Application Form ONLY (http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/downloads2/category/45-twas)
2. Latest CV
3. List of Publications
4. PhD degree certificate
5. Front page of publication
6. PhD Thesis abstract
7. Letter of recommendation from current employer (date: DD/MM/2015)
8. A summary proposal (maximum: 3 pages)

The deadline of submitting application to USM is on 15 June 2015 (Monday).
 
 
Contact Details
 
TWAS Fellowships Office 
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 314
Fax: +39 040 2240 689
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Profesor Dr. Rozman Bin Hj Din
Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +6046532929
Fax: +6046532931
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TWAS-USM Fellowship

TWAS-USM Fellowship

TWAS stands for the Third World Academy of Science. Each year, the TWAS Fellowship Programmes, which operate under agreements with governments and national organizations in developing countries, offer a number of fellowships to young scientists from developing countries to carry out postgraduate research in developing countries other than their own.

The TWAS-USM Fellowship Programme for postgraduate research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies leading to a PhD degree in the natural sciences with Universiti Sains Malaysia.
 

Programme Details

  1. TWAS-USM Fellowship Programme is tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Sains Malaysia for a period of up to three years for studies leading to a PhD degree in natural sciences.
  2. The academic year in Malaysia begins in September and the second semester in February of each year. Candidates will enroll for their PhD at a USM school/centre of excellence and must observe Universiti Sains Malaysia's academic calendar and be ready to start their fellowship on the first day of classes/courses.
  3. Universiti Sains Malaysia will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.
  4. The language of instruction is English.

 

Eligibility

Applicants for this Fellowship Programme 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 Malaysia).
  • Hold a Master's degree in a field of natural sciences.
    • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department, laboratory or institute at Universiti Sains Malaysia (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the Application Form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Provide evidence of proficiency in English


Submitting your application

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 1st September of each year.
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from USM department/laboratory to TWAS and USM when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and USM. The subject line must contain: TWAS-USM/PG/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
  • Applicants for the TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS and USM.


APPLICATION FORM:

Please visit http://www.twas.org/for further details and to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedures.


Contact Details

Profesor Dr. Rozman Bin Hj Din
Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +604-653-2983 Fax: +604-653 4536 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy 
Phone: +39 040 2240-314 Fax: +39 040 2240-689 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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