Due Date: July 15, 2019

Applications for the TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2019/2020 are open. The Fellowships are for young researchers from establishing nations (besides Malaysia) who want to pursue innovative research study in the lives sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia.

TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, organizations and labs of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for a minimum duration of twelve (12) months to an optimal duration of 2 (2) years.

Fields of Research Study

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics


  • USM will supply a basic regular monthly allowance which ought to be utilized to cover living expenses, such as lodging, food and medical insurance.


  • Candidates ought to be nationals of an establishing nation (besides Malaysia);-LRB- **************).
  • Should not hold any visa for short-term or irreversible residency in Malaysia or any industrialized nation;-LRB- **************).
  • Hold a PhD degree in a field of the lives sciences;-LRB- **************).
  • Request the fellowship within 5 years of having actually acquired a PhD degree in a field of the lives sciences;-LRB- **************).
  • Be routinely utilized in an establishing nation (besides Malaysia) and hold a research study project there;-LRB- **************).
  • Be economically accountable for any accompanying relative.
  • Supply proof that s/he will go back to her/his house nation on conclusion of the fellowship;-LRB- **************).
  • Not use up other projects throughout the duration of her/his fellowship.


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