18 May 2020


Developing countries in the South

(Fully Funded)


IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS.

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The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at centers of excellence in developing countries.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainable cities
  • Responsible growth
  • Waste management
  • Population growth
  • Green chemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics
  • Water and hygiene

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

From 3 to 6 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Hold a PhD degree in an area of science relevant to the research area of the Fellowship programme.
  • Age up to 45 years.
  • Has preferably 5 years of experience in the field of research after the PhD.
  • Host Institute must be in a developing country so Choose a Host Institute from this list.
  • Provide an official acceptance letter from the Host Institute.
  • Must be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC.
  • Must be employed at an institution in his/her home country.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Monthly allowance on the basis of the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
  • Allowance for bench fee costs up to USD 2.565 as a contribution towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research.
  • Cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD 1.000.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account from here.

Second Step: You will receive a confirmation mail to fill your application.

Third Step: Complete the application and provide the following documentations:

  • Upload two reference letters of senior scientists familiar with your work.
  • Upload degree certificate and transcripts of BSc degree (or equivalent).
  • Upload degree certificate and transcripts of MSc degree (or equivalent).
  • Upload degree certificate and transcripts of PhD degrees (or equivalent).
  • Upload your CV.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Upload Supporting Statement from employer.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Upload official Preliminary Acceptance Letter  from Institution.
  • Upload Research Proposal Outline.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nada Samir/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Razan Sameh/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team