TWAS-IsDB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2023 (Funded)

Deadline: 6th of March, 2023

The TWAS-IsDB Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2023 is now accepting applications. An ambitious new postdoctoral program sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and TWAS is open to early-career scholars from the 21 least developed IsDB member nations.

The fellowships fund research focused on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and give beneficiaries top-notch training in fields connected to sustainability science.

Research Areas:

The Postdoctoral Fellowship programme provides support for research projects in the following fields:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainable cities
  • Responsible growth
  • Waste management
  • Population growth
  • Green chemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics
  • Water and hygiene


  • Through the Fellowship, the selected scientist will be provided with a monthly allowance
    based on the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation,
    food and health insurance.
  • The fellowship will offer an allowance for bench fee costs up to USD $2,600 as a contribution
    towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research.
  • The fellowship will cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD $1,000. Any other travel
    expenses (e.g. airport transfers and local transportation) will be the awardee’s responsibility.


Applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD degree in an area of science relevant to the research area of the Fellowship
  • Be up to 45 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Has preferably 5 years of experience in the field of research after the PhD;
  • Host Institute must be in a developing country from the list;
  • Provide an official acceptance letter from the Host Institute
  • Be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC from the list provided;
  • Be employed at an institution in her home country.

Awarded scholars must:

  • Not take up other assignments during the period of their fellowship.
  • Present a research plan agreed by their host supervisor.
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
  • Be autonomous in regard to visa application, health insurance and housing in the host


No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your
electronic application, as early as possible.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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