Scholarships for Pakistani Students at National Centre for Physics Islamabad

Scholarships for Pakistani Students at National Centre for Physics Islamabad

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of physical sciences in departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research level. Scholarship Provider: TWAS and the National Centre for Physics

Scholarship can be taken at: Pakistan

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

>    be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Pakistan);

>    must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;

>    hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;

>    apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;

>    be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;

>    provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;

>    Provide an official Acceptance Letter from NCP (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be sent to Dr. Riff at Mahmoud Qurush (by e-mail: [email protected]
, who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Dr. Qurush 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of developing countries students can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

Number of award: Not Known

Duration of award: TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in one of the following fields of physics: Plasma Physics, High Energy Physics (Experimental and Theoretical), Quantum Information, Applications of Ion Beam Techniques using Tandem Accelerator (5MV), Earthquake Studies, Atomic Physics & Spectroscopy, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Modeling, Simulation & Computing, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Nano Sciences (Catalysis & Surface Sciences, Nano Material Fabrication & Applications, Nano Biotechnology, Nano Medicines), Vacuum Science & Technology (Vacuum Standards, Vacuum Coating & Material).

What does it cover? TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowships 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.

Selection criteria: Not Known Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:

>     The call for applications is open from April until 15 September of each year.

>     Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from NCP when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.

>     Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS and NCP. The subject line must contain NCP/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent in sealed envelopes by post. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly.

>     Applicants to the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application (by email) to TWAS and to NCP. (For NCP only: if sending by email or fax, a hard copy must also be submitted by post).

Scholarship Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September 2014.

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