Saturday, July 25, 2009

TWAS Fellowships in India

TWAS Fellowships in India

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, Trieste (Italy) – offers fellowships to scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue postgraduate studies or postdoctoral research in India.
TWAS is an autonomous international organization founded in Trieste, Italy, in 1983. TWAS represents the best of science in the developing world. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South. Since 1986, TWAS has been supporting scientists and institutions in
developing countries through a wide range of programmes that focus on scientific capacity building largely through South-South cooperation.
The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.
TWAS fellowships in India are offered in collaboration with four programme partners, including:
* Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR);
* Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
* Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
* S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences.
The main eligibility criteria to apply for the TWAS Fellowships in India are:
• Be a maximum age of 30 (postgraduate) or 40 years (postdoctoral). In the case of fellowships offered through CSIR the age limits are 35 (postgraduate) and 45 years (postdoctoral)
• Hold a master's degree (postgraduate) or PhD (postdoctoral) in the natural sciences
• Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
• Obtain a preliminary Acceptance Letter from the chosen host institute (refer to the sample Acceptance Letter in the application form).
To learn more about the application procedure and to download application forms,
TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689


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