TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Brazil , and applications are submitted till 24 August 2015. National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and TWAS are inviting applications for Postdoctoral fellowship programme. Fellowship is available for young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences. TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in Brazil for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Brazil
Level: Postdoctoral Research Program
Field(s): Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Deadline: 24 August 2015.
Funded By: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and TWAS.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship is targeted for citizens of developing countries other than Brazil (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea?Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,
Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe) can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.
‣ No. of awards: Up to 10 postdoctoral fellowships are offered.
‣ Scholarship Tenure : TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in Brazil for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
‣Value of Scholarship : CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency
‣ The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia, Brazil and TWAS offer up to 10 postdoctoral fellowships each year to young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences.
There is no age
limit for this programme.
Must not hold a
visa for permanent or temporary residency in Brazil or in a developed
Hold a PhD
degree in a field of the natural sciences.
Be a regular
employee in a developing country (other than Brazil) and hold a
research assignment there.
that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the
Not take up
other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
official acceptance letter from the host institution
of Portuguese or provide a certificate of proficiency in Spanish or
English (if these languages are not the candidate’s mother tongue).
Have an updated
Curriculum Vitae on CNPq’s Lattes Platform
detailed research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor.
responsible for any accompanying family members.
‣ Applications to the TWAS-CNPq Fellowships must be submitted online (Online Application) .
should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CAPES-listed institution
to CNPq when applying.
preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for
Applications are due on
24 August 2015.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.