2024 TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

Deadline: July 17, 2024.

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.


Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences.
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan).
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor.
  • be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample that can be downloaded below or included in the online application form).
  • provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the online application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS (Prof. Dr. Farzana Shaheen at farzana-shaheen@iccs.eduhej@cyber.net.pk or pcmd@cyber.net.pk or protocol.iccbs@iccs.edu) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Farzana Shaheen, applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline and two reference letters.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English. Candidates are encouraged to refer to the following resources to test their level of English:
    https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/scholarships/important-information-for-scholarship-applicants/ (see Point 9)
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

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