TWAS Fellowships for Research & Advanced Training


The official notification for the TWAS Fellowships for Research & Advanced Training has been announced. Candidates from developing nations who have a Master’s degree in any field or branch of natural sciences are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

TWAS provides fellowships to young scientists from developing nations to allow them to invest three to 12 months in a research institution in a developing country aside from their own. The objective of these fellowships is to improve the research capability of promising scientists, particularly those at the beginning of their research career, assisting them to cultivate connections for additional cooperation.


  • The fellowships are for research and advanced training. They are offered to young scientists holding at least an MSc or equivalent degree.
  • Eligible applicants for the fellowships are young scientists working in any area of natural sciences who are citizens of a developing country and are employed by a research institution in a developing country.
  • There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries.
  • Lists of possible host institutions divided by field are available here. These lists are only a suggestion and institutions that are not included are acceptable as long as they are in a developing country.
  • Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, are not eligible host institutions under this programme. Applicants interested in conducting a fellowship in China are required to check whether their chosen host is a CAS institute. For a complete list of CAS institutes, see: Applicants wishing to attend a CAS institute should either apply to the CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship Programme or consider the CAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries (

To Apply

Applicants should complete the online application form by clicking the’Apply now’ button at the bottom of the webpage. While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

  • Scanned copy of your passport, even though expired (page with your name and surname);
  • CV, maximum five pages such as publications;
  • Supporting Statement from Head of Home Institution;
  • two reference letters of senior scientists familiar with your work. Please be aware that
  • the Head of your Home Institution cannot be one of your referees;
  • MSc certification and appropriate university transcripts;
  • Official invitation letter by the Head of the Host Institute.

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