Becas 2014 para PhD en Ciencias Naturales – Pakistán


The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural sciences. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme).

Programme details

  • TWAS-CIIT Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the 7 campuses of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).
  • SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 18 months.
  • FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may granted for a period of up to 3 years. Candidates will register for their PhD in the relevant department at one of the campuses of CIIT, Pakistan.
  • CIIT will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • must not be on site in Pakistan;
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
    hold an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • be a maximum age of 35 years by 31 December in the year of application;
    for SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered PhD students in a developing country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample on page 6);
  • for FULL-TIME Fellowships: be willing to register at a university in Pakistan;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from CIIT (see sample Acceptance Letter on page 5). Requests for acceptance must be sent to Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman (by e-mail: tariqurrahman@comsats.edu.pk) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Fecha cierre de convocatoria: 31 agosto 2014
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