TWAS COMSTECH Postdoctoral Fellowship for displaced and refugee scientists 2022

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Opportunity Description

The UNESCO-TWAS – COMSTECH Science in Exile Fellowship Program for displaced and refugee academics and scientists is a partnership between UNESCO-TWAS and the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMSTECH). Beginning in 2022, the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will allow displaced and refugee scientists who have not yet found a stable and long-term host country to do postdoctoral research at COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence (CCoE) facilities in Pakistan.


  • Opportunity: Fully Funded
  • Opportunity: Fellowship
  • Opportunity Level: Postdoctoral Research
  • Location: Pakistan
  • Insititute: Members of the COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence (CCoE)
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Application type: Online
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: 6 – 12 Months
  • Eligible Country: Developing countries
  • Awarded By: The World Academy of Science TWAS
  • Deadline: January 28, 2022

Field of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences incl. Computing and IT
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Monthly allowance
  • Living cost
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Health insurance
  • Transportation


  • Professors and scientists who have been displaced or are refugees must be among them.
  • They must either live in Pakistan and have the right to live and study there, or they must be allowed to travel to Pakistan.
  • They must hold a PhD. in natural sciences, applied sciences, engineering and technology, health sciences, software engineering, or computer science.

Required Documents

  • Passport
  • CV
  • ID Card
  • Current Residence
  • UNHCR refugee identification document
  • Research Plan
  • Reference Letters
  • Diploma
  • Transcript
  • Health Certificate

How to Apply

  1. Application form 
  2. Submission Email[email protected]
    CC: [email protected]

Visit the official website for more information about the Fellowship


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