TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme at  he Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Kolkata, India 2016-17

TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Kolkata, India , and applications are submitted till 31 August of each year. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Kolkata | India

Level: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Field(s): : Theoretical physics; Condensed matter physics; Spectroscopy; Materials science; Non-conventional energy; Physical chemistry; Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Biological chemistry; Polymer science.

Deadline: 31 August of each year.

Funded By: TWAS-IACS

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship is targeted to For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in certain fields of natural sciences at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Kolkata, India. These include : Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Iran, 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, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, 

Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malaysia, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru , , Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, 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, Mexico, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

No. of awards: not sepecified

Scholarship Tenure : for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months

Value of Scholarship : 2016 TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship  will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Description

2016 TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship is tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields: Theoretical physics; Condensed matter physics; Spectroscopy; Materials science; Non-conventional energy; Physical chemistry; Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Biological chemistry; Polymer science.

‣ IACS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. 

‣ The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility

Apply to  2016 TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship if you 

‣  be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;

‣  hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or biology;

‣  be nationals of a developing country (other than India);

‣  must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country;

‣  be regularly employed in a developing country (other than India) and hold a research assignment there;

‣  Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean-Academic by e-mail (twas@iacs.res.in), who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting the Dean-Academic, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a 1) a statement on Proposed Area of Research, 2) consent of a Supervisor at IACS (preferable), or (at least) names of 2-3 potential scientists who would be willing to supervise your research at IACS. Please refer to the IACS website for details on potential host supervisors;

‣  provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;

‣  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.


Scholarship Application Method 

‣ The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 August of each year.

‣  Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) 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 attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and IACS. The subject line must contain: IACS/PDoc/candidate’s surname.Only signed reference letters can be accepted.

‣  2016 TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants to the TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application both to TWAS (by email) and IACS (both hardcopy by post and soft copy by email).

‣  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.

‣ Click on the links below 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 procedure.

Download(s): 

 2016 PDoc application form 

2016 PDoc application guidelines

‣ 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.

Contact Details

• TWAS Fellowships Office

ICTP Campus , Strada Costiera 11

34151 Trieste, Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240314

Fax: +39 040 2240689

E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

Dean-Academic

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)

2A&B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur

Kolkata 700 032, India

Fax: +91 33 2473 2805

E-mail:  twas@iacs.res.in


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