2016/2017 TWAS-ICIPE Postgraduate Fellowship for Developing Countries

2016/2017 TWAS-ICIPE Postgraduate Fellowship for Developing Countries

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) calls for applications for PhD fellowship program for developing countries’ Scholars (other than Kenya).

The aim of the TWAS-ICIPE Postgraduate Fellowship Programme is to enable and encourage academically able students from developing countries (other than Kenya).

Applicants must hold a university degree (minimum qualification is a Master’s degree)

Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking Ph.D. studies.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences and Chemical Sciences.

Worth of Award

ICIPE will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidised accommodation.

Scholarship can be taken at Kenya


Eligibility: Applicants for the full-time postgraduate fellowships must:

  • Be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Kenya);
  • Be a maximum of between 35 and 40 years of age by 31 December in the year of application;
  • Hold a university degree (minimum qualification is a Master’s degree);
  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country/country on completion of the fellowship;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family member;
  • Have official acceptance at an eligible department, institution or laboratory at ICIPE.
  • Not hold any temporary or permanent residency in Kenya or any developed country.

Applicants for sandwich postgraduate fellowships must:

  • Be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Kenya);
  • Hold a university degree (minimum qualification is a Master’s degree);
  • Be registered Ph.D. Students in a developing country and provide a ‘Registration and No Objection Certificate’ from their home university;
  • Have a letter of agreement of his/her supervisor in his/her home country and an acceptance letter from an eligible department, institution or laboratory of the ICIPE. Both the home and the host supervisors are obligated to collaborate, in order to accompany the development of the awardee’s research;
  • There is no age limit for these positions.
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of education was not English;
  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members,
  • Not hold any temporary or permanent residency in Kenya or any developed country.


Nationality: Citizens from a developing country (other than Kenya) can apply for this postgraduate fellowship programme:

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

 

 

How to Apply: Applications for the Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email).

Supporting Material: Required documents are:

  • For sandwich fellowships (only if already registered for a Ph.D. in the HOME country), applicants must ensure that the Vice-Chancellor or Registrar of the university sends a signed copy of the ‘Registration and No Objection Certificate’ on institutional headed paper to TWAS.
  • Registration at a university in Kenya is not the same as preliminary acceptance from ICIPE. To be eligible applicants must have a preliminary acceptance letter from ICIPE.
  • Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from the chosen department/lab at ICIPE to TWAS when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS and ICIPE. The subject line must contain ICIPE/PG/ and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly.
  • Applicants to the TWAS-ICIPE Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS only.

Deadline: The application deadline is September 15, 2016.

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