Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TWAS-USM Fellowships for Visiting Researchers in Malaysia

The TWAS-USM Fellowships is for scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in natural sciences.

Programme Details
  • TWAS-USM Visiting Researchers Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of one month to a maximum of three months at a school/department of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
  • USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • The language of instruction is English.


Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a maximum age of 55 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 PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences and a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM to TWAS.
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

The deadline for receipt of applications to TWAS is 15 September of each year.

For further details and application please visit the TWAS-USM Fellowships for Visiting Researchers in Malaysia page.

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