TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Pakistan

Scholarship in Natural Science
  • Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Apply Before : May 31, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13958
  • Degree ResearchPostDoc
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, and Physics
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 6-12 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship program in Pakistan accepts applications from young and outstanding researchers from developing countries. Applicants willing to conduct their postdoctoral research in physical science in departments and laboratories of the National Center for Physics (NCP) in Pakistan can apply for this opportunity. Eligible candidates should hold citizenship of developing countries other than Pakistan and not hold any permanent or temporary residence visa from Pakistan. Additionally, applicants should hold a Ph.D. to participate in this fellowship program.

TWAS Fellowship provides a monthly stipend to support applicants with their costs for 6 to 12 months of research in related fields as follows:

  • Plasma Physics,
  • High Energy Physics,
  • Applications of Ion Beam Techniques (5MV),
  • Quantum Information,
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS),
  • Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy,
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Computing,
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology,
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing,
  • Vacuum Science and Technology,
  • Artificial Intelligence.

Important Details

Application Status: Open

Application Deadline: 31 May 2023

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Level of Study: Postdoctoral Degree

Duration: 6 to 12 Months

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Partner Organization: National Center for Physics (NCP) in Pakistan

Instruction Language: English

Benefits of the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship

TWAS-NCP in Pakistan provides a monthly stipend to support applicants’ living, food, and accommodation expenses throughout their research period.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants willing to apply for the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023 should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants should be citizens of one developing country other than Pakistan.
  • Must not have obtained a permanent or temporary residence visa from Pakistan or any other developed country.
  • Provide a Ph.D. degree in the field of natural science within five years.
  • Applicants should have worked in one developing country besides Pakistan and obtained a research assignment there.
  • Stay in a good state of health, both physically and mentally.
  • Receive an official acceptance letter from NCP.
  • Applicants should be proficient in the English language.
  • Commit to return to home country after completing the fellowship program.
  • Should not hold another assignment during the TWAS-NCP program.
  • Provide financial support to any accompanying family members in Pakistan (TWAS will not provide any financial support for the applicant’s family).
  • The applicant should apply only for one program per year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolios.

Required Documents

  • Online application form.
  • Letter of acceptance from NCP
  • Recent CV
  • Research proposal

Note: Applications without acceptance letters will not be able for consideration.

How to Apply?

The application procedure is entirely online. Please follow these steps:

  • Firstly, applicants should provide the acceptance letter from S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science for consideration.
  • To request an acceptance letter, applicants should send their request letter, copy of updated CV, and research proposal outline to the General Manager of the Collaboration and Academic Activities Directorate (CAAD) to
  • Secondly, provide other requested documents and fill out the online application form.
  • Applicants should apply for an acceptance letter as soon as possible.


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Visit the TWAS website to gain more details about the fellowship program.


Contact Addresses:

  • TWAS Fellowships Office
    ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
    34151 Trieste, Italy
    Tel: +39 040 2240 687


  • General Manager Address:

Collaboration & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)

National Centre for Physics (NCP)

Quaid-e-Azam University Campus, Shahdara Valley Road

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92 51 2077350

Fax: +92 51 2077395



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