TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Ph.D. and Postdoc Research- India

Fellowship Research in Mathematics , in Natural Science
  • India, India
  • Apply Before : July 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13942
  • Degree ResearchPostDoc
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study • Chemical Science • Mathematical Science • Physics
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 6 to 12 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

In partnership with the World Academy of Science (TWAS), the S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science offers TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship for developing countries. By participating in this program, scholars can pursue  postdoctoral research in physical science such as chemical, physics, and Mathematical Science in Kolkata, India.

Eligible candidates from developing countries in the South including Afghanistan, can apply for this postdoctoral research program. Applicants can also check similar opportunities – TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Pakistan.

TWAS Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and on-campus accommodation to support applicants with their costs for 6 to 12 months of research in the following activities:

  • Linear and non-linear spectroscopy,
  • Ultrafast molecular processes and spectroscopy,
  • Soft condensed matter systems of chemical and biological interests,
  • Mesoscopic physics,
  • Ultrafast dynamics in biological macromolecules and magnetization,
  • Ultrafast laser-induced processes,
  • Ionic liquids,
  • Multi-component liquid mixtures,
  • Supercooled melts,
  • Supercritical fluids,
  • Bio-nano interface,
  • Nano-magnetism,
  • Manganic crystals,
  • Micromagnetic simulations,
  • Nanomaterials in general, and physics of correlated oxides,
  • Low-dimensional systems,
  • Magnetic shape memory alloys,
  • Dilute magnetic semiconductors,
  • Multi-furoic materials,
  • Thin films of metals and oxides,
  • Electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of complex materials,
  • Superconductivity,
  • Strongly correlated electronic systems,
  • Quantum many-body physics,
  • Micromagnetic and Monte Carlo simulation of static and dynamic properties of nanomagnets,
  • Theoretical study of thermal conductivity,
  • Ab initio plane wave pseudo-potential calculation,
  • Strongly correlated electron systems,
  • Electronic structure and transport through nanomaterials.
  • Quantum field theory,
  • Mathematical physics,
  • Cognitive science,
  • Granular physics,
  • Non-commutative quantum mechanics,
  • Statistical physics,
  • Non-linear dynamics,
  • Turbulences,
  • Lattice gauge theories,
  • Representation theory of lie groups and coherent states,
  • Quantum optics,
  • Black holes,
  • Quantum gravity,
  • Constrained dynamics,
  • Quantum spin systems,
  • Collective behavior and emergent phenomena,
  • Explosive percolation,
  • Complex networks and critical phenomena.
  • Cosmology,
  • Relativistic astrophysics,
  • Ionospheric science

Details of the Fellowship

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Level of Study: Ph.D. and Postdoc Research

Duration: 6-12 Months

Fellowship Location: Kolkata, India

Instruction Language: English

Awarding Institution: The World Academy of Science (TWAS)

Partner Organization:  S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science

Fields of Study:

  • Chemical Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Physics

Benefits of the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship

The organizer and host center provides the following benefits for candidates:

  • Monthly stipend to cover the applicant’s living expenses and food.
  • On-campus free accommodation
  • Small medical scheme

Requirements for TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship


All candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • On 31 December, the applicants must be a maximum of 45 for Ph.D. and 45 years for Postdoc.
  • Must have citizenship of one of the developing countries from the south other than India (listed below).
  • Must not have a temporary or permanent residency visa in India or any other developed country.
  • Should regularly work in developing countries other than India and hold research there.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics, mathematics, or physical chemistry.
  • Receive an offer letter from the S.N. Bose National Centre.
  • Applicants must have excellent knowledge of the English Language.
  • Must commit to returning to their home country after completion of the fellowship.
  • Applicants must not apply for another assignment during their fellowship at S.N. National Center.
  • Must be able and responsible for their family members’ costs and support.

Eligible Countries: 

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Taiwan, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (the), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (the), Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Kingdom of, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Equatorial, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Republic of Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Required Documents

The following documents are necessary for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship:

  • Online application form.
  • Letter of acceptance (Application without an acceptance letter will not be considerable).

Required documents for acceptance letter:

  • Recent CV
  • Research proposal


  • Applicants must submit the preliminary acceptance letter to one of the SN Bose Departments. The letter must reach the institution at the time of application or by the deadline at the latest.
  • To get the letter, applicants should visit the S.N. Bose website to find a supervisor to supervise their research. However, applicants should address their requests for preliminary acceptance must be addressed to the Dean (Academic Programs), S.N. Bose National Center for Sciences, Kolkata, by e-mail: deanap@bose.res.in or fax: (+91) 33 2335 3477.

How to Apply?

Applicants can apply for the fellowship only through the online application portal. Moreover, applicants must provide the preliminary acceptance letter from one of the S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science departments to receive a fellowship award.

Applicants should apply for the acceptance letter as early as possible and note that the current year’s letter dates will be acceptable.

Reminder: Applicants should apply only for one program each calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolios. After having all the requested documents, applicants can fill out and apply by entering the link below.


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Downloadable documents (see at the end of this post at  bottom of the webpage):

  • Online Forms Tutorial
  • Sample acceptance letter (PDF)
  • Sample acceptance letter (Word)

Contact addresses for requesting acceptance letter:

S.N. Bose National Centre

Dean (Academic Programs)
J.D. Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City
Kolkata 700098, India
Fax: +91 33 2335 3477

Tel: +91 33 2335 5706
E-mail: deanap@bose.res.in/ studentsprogramme@boson.bose.res.in


TWAS Fellowships Office Contact Details

TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 314
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org



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