TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world – www.twas.org – is an autonomous
international organization founded in Trieste, Italy, in 1983. TWAS represents the best of science in the
developing world. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable
development in the South. Since 1986, TWAS has been supporting scientists and institutions in developing
countries through a wide range of programmes that focus on scientific capacity building largely through
The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an
agreement signed by the two organizations.
Each year, the TWAS Fellowship Programme, which operates under agreements with governments and
national organizations in developing countries – and particularly with partners in Brazil, China, India,
Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan – offers a number of fellowships to young scientists from developing
countries to carry out postgraduate research in countries other than their own. These programme partners
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
The TWAS-CNPq Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to obtain all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-
TIME) of their PhD in the natural sciences in Brazil. Duration: up to 4 years.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
The TWAS-CAS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than China) who wish to undertake the final year of their PhD
research in China. Duration: 1 year.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
The TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young
scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to obta