IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021 for Women (Funded)

IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021 for Women (Funded)

Deadline: July 19, 2021

Applications are open for the IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021 for Women. 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.

The Fellowships are tenable at centres of excellence in developing countries i.e. research institutions with a well-established track record in research and a demonstrated competency in a field relevant to sustainability science. They are tenable for a minimum period of three months to a maximum period of six months.

Research Areas

The Postdoctoral Fellowship programme provides support for research projects in the following fields:

  • 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


  • Through the Fellowships, the selected scientist will be provided with a monthly allowance on the basis of the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
  • The fellowship award will offer an allowance for bench fee costs up to USD 2,565 as a contribution towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research.
  • The fellowship award will also cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD 1,000. Any other travel needed, including airport transfers and local transportation, will be the awardee’s responsibility.


Applicants for IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships must be women only and meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a PhD degree in an area of science relevant to the research area of the Fellowship programme;
  • Up to 45 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Has preferably 5 years of experience in the field of research after the PhD;
  • Host Institute must be in a developing country from the list;
  • Provide an official acceptance letter from the Host Institute;
  • Must be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC from the list provided;
  • Must be employed at an institution in her home country.

Awarded female scholars must:

  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her fellowship;
  • Present a research plan agreed by her host supervisor;
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members;
  • Be autonomous in regard to visa application, health insurance and housing in the host country.


Applications must be submitted online. Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered.

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For more information, visit IsDB-TWAS.