IsDB‐TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Women for Skills-Building in Sustainability Science

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and The World Academy of Sciences (UNESCO-TWAS) launch the 2021 IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme for Women.

The Programme fosters gender equality and supports the participation of women in science.

The Programme:

  • Is targeted to young female researchers from 21 IsDB Least developed member countries (LDMCs): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea‐Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Yemen.
  • Provides 3-6 months’ postdoc research training in sustainability science in a developing country
  • Is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Fellowship:

  • A monthly allowance for expenses (e.g. accommodation)
  • An allowance for laboratory bench costs up to $2,565
  • A Round‐trip air ticket up to $1,000.

Female scientists applying must:

  • Be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC
  • Be no older than 45
  • Hold a PhD degree in one of the Programme’s research areas
  • Be employed at an institution in their home country
  • Choose and receive an acceptance letter from a host institute in a developing country from this list.

Awarded female scholars must:

  • Not take up other assignments during the fellowship
  • Present a research plan agreed by host supervisor
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members, as well as for visa, health insurance and housing.

by 19 July 2021 (11.59 p.m., Rome time)