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TWAS-USM Fellowship

TWAS-USM, Malaysia

TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

Opening date of this fellowship : 1 June 2018

Closing date of this fellowship : 31 August 2018

Programme Details

* TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (see www.ips.usm.my for USM academic programme) for a period of three years (renewable yearly) for studies leading to a PhD degree in the natural sciences.

* The academic year in Malaysia begins in September and the second semester in February of each year, following the year of application. Candidates will enrol for their PhD at a USM department/laboratory and must observe USM's academic calendar and be ready to start their fellowship on the first day of classes/courses.

* USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.

* The award of the fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from USM that must be approved by the relevant USM School. Upon receipt of the USM-TWAS award letter from TWAS, candidates will need to contact in due course the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) of USM to apply for the final offer letter. In case the application for the final offer letter of admission is not approved by USM, the award will become null and void.

* The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility

Applicants for these Fellowships 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);

* must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;

* hold a Master's degree in a field of the natural sciences;

* 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.

Submitting your application

The call for applications is open from 1 June until 31 August of each year.

* The deadline for receipt of applications to TWAS is 31 August of each year.

* Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM when applying to TWAS or by the deadline at the latest. Without the acceptance letter, 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 and USM. The subject line must contain USM/PG/ and the candidate’s surname. 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-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS and USM (by online).

CONTACT DETAILS

TWAS Fellowships Office ICTP campus,

Strada Costiera 11 34151Trieste, Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240 314 Fax: +39 040 2240 689

E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

Prof. Dr.Rozman Hj Din

Dean Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +60 4 6532 930 Fax: +60 4 6532 931

Email: dean_ips@usm.my

TWAS-USM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

This programme is for young scientists (non-Malaysian) from developing countries (other than Malaysia) and *47 least developed countries (LDC) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia.

  • Opening date of this fellowship     :      1 June 2018
  • Closing date of this fellowship       :      31 August 2018

Programme Details

  • TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments & institutions of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a maximum period of two (2) years are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.
  • USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
  • The award of the fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from USM. Upon receipt of the USM-TWAS award letter from TWAS, candidates will need to contact in due course the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) USM to apply for the final offer letter. In case the application for the final offer letter of admission is not approved by USM, the award will become null and void.
  • The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility

Applicants for this Fellowship must meet the following criterion:

  • 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 evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members;
    • 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.

Finding Potential Supervisor

  • Finding a supervisor is compulsory before submitting application to USM.
  • List of potential supervisors can be attained from this link: http://experts.usm.my/
  • After the applicant has appoint a supervisor, please request the supervisor to fill in Section B (Supervisor’s Particulars) in TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Application Form (Note: The form can be downloaded from this link: http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/download/category/19-twas)

Request for Preliminary Acceptance Letter (PAL)

  • The call for application is open from 1 June – 31 August 2018.
  • In contacting the Dean of Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) USM, applicants must accompany their request for PAL by sending nine (9) documents below in zip file by email to dean_ips@usm.my:
  • These 9 documents are compulsory for the evaluation of the USM Human Resource Board (USM HR)
  1. TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Application Form (Note: Kindly click on the link below to download the form)

http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/download/category/19-twas

  1. Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  2. Certified copies of the Bachelor, Master and PhD certificates,
  3. PhD Thesis abstract;
  4. List of Publications (ISI/SCOPUS);
  5. Front page of publications (ISI/SCOPUS);
  6. Letter of recommendation from current employer (Date: DD/MM/2018);
  7. A summary proposal / Research Plan;
  8. Evidence of proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS)

Submitting your Application

  • The deadline for receipt of applications to TWAS is 31 August 2018.
  • Applicants must submit Preliminary Acceptance Letter from IPS USM when applying to TWAS via online application by the deadline at the latest. Without the acceptance letter, the application will not be considered for selection.

*For a list of LDC countries, please see https://twas.org/least-developed-countries-ldcs

CONTACT DETAILS

TWAS Fellowships Office ICTP campus,

Strada Costiera 11 34151Trieste, Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240 314 Fax: +39 040 2240 689

E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

Prof. Dr.Rozman Hj Din

Dean Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +60 4 6532 930 Fax: +60 4 6532 931

Institute of Postgraduate Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Tel : +604 653 2606  |  Fax : +604 653 2940 
Email: dean_ips@usm.my @ helpdesk_ips@usm.my

Our support Hotline is available 8 hours a day
Monday - Friday:

8.10am - 5.10pm
Weekend: Closed

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