TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022/2023 for Young Scientists from Developing Countries (Funded)

Last Updated on May 19, 2022

TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fellowship is for young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in physical sciences in departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad.

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:

  • Plasma Physics
  • High Energy Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Quantum Information
  • Applications of Ion Beam Techniques using Tandem Accelerator (5MV)
  • Atomic Physics & Spectroscopy
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Modeling, Simulation & Computing
  • Astrophysics & Cosmology
  • Vacuum Science & Technology (Vacuum Standards, Vacuum Coating & Material)
  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence


  • NCP 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.


  • Applicant must 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. Requests for acceptance must be sent to the General Manager (GM) of the Collaboration & Academic Activities Directorate (CAAD) ( who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting the GM, CAAD, applicants must accompany their request for an acceptance letter with a copy of their CV and a research proposal outline. See sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the online application form.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


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.

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For more information, visit TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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