TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024 in Pakistan

Scholarship in Natural Science
  • Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Apply Before : July 1, 2024

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 World Academy of Science TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024/2025 is now accepting applications. Young scientists from underdeveloped nations (other than Pakistan) who wish to work as postdoctoral researchers in the physical sciences at the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad are the target audience for this fellowship.

TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowships offer opportunities in various fields at the National Centre for Physics (NCP), spanning from Plasma Physics to Artificial Intelligence. Fellowships range from six to twelve months.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend from NCP to cover living expenses like food, accommodation, and health insurance. Stipends cannot be converted into foreign currency. The instruction language is English.

Key Details

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

Organized by:  The World Academy of Science TWAS

Partner Organization: National Centre for Physics, Pakistan

Host Country: Pakistan

Study Level: Postdoc

Minimum degree held: PhD (in last five years)

Duration: Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months

Language of instruction: English

Program Type: Fellowship

Gender: Male/Female

Eligible Nations: Developing countries in the South (Afghanistan Included)

Fields of Study

The following are the fields of study that you can span 6-12 months in the NCP labs:

Plasma Physics, High Energy Physics (Experimental, Theoretical), Quantum Information, Ion Beam Techniques (Tandem Accelerator), Atomic Physics & Spectroscopy, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Modeling, Simulation & Computing, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Vacuum Science & Technology (Vacuum Standards, Vacuum Coating & Material), Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence.

Benefits of the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship

As a selected fellow, you will receive a monthly stipend from NCP that will be used to pay for living expenditures such as accommodation, food, and health insurance. There will be no foreign exchange rate transfers for the monthly payment.

Eligibility Criteria

You must meet the following criteria to apply for the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship:

  • The candidate needs to live permanently in a developing country (other than Pakistan)
  • The applicant cannot be in Pakistan or any other developed nation with a valid temporary or permanent residence visa.
  • Possess a doctorate in a natural science field.
  • Within five years of earning a Ph.D. in a natural scientific subject, apply for the fellowship.
  • Must frequently work in a developing nation (apart from Pakistan) and present a certificate of good health issued by a qualified medical professional
  • If English was not the language of instruction, provide proof of your English language proficiency.
  • Provide proof that after the program ends, she or he will return to their home nation.
  • Don’t accept any further work throughout the fellowship term.
  • Be prepared financially to travel with your family.

Required Documents

Please prepare and submit these documents:

  • Official Acceptance Letter from NCP (Sample)
  • English proficiency certificate
  • CV
  • Research project outline

Note: Provide a formal NCP acceptance letter. The Collaboration & Academic Activities Directorate (CAAD) General Manager (GM) ( must receive acceptance requests, and they will make arrangements for the assignment of a host supervisor. To get an acceptance letter, applicants must send a copy of their resume and a description of their research topic to the CAAD GM. Attached is a sample initial acceptance letter that you may download or attach to your online application.

How to Apply?

To apply for the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship, you must follow these steps:

  • The deadline for applications is July 1, 2024.
  • Applicants must submit an acceptance letter from NCP with their application or by the deadline at the latest. Until a preliminary acceptance is received, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Only applications submitted online will be considered for the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. A guide on how to use the online application form is available by clicking the link below.
  • It is important to note that candidates are limited to one application per calendar year for each program in the TWAS and OWSD portfolios. Applicants cannot enroll in another university during that year’s TWAS Visiting Professor program. One caveat is that the head of the institution may still apply for another program if the head requests an outside researcher to share their experience through the TWAS Visiting Professor programs.
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