TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020 | APPLY NOW

TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is basically a Programme young scientist that are from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who aspire to pursue Postdoctoral research in the departments or laboratories of National Centre for Physics which is also abbreviated to NCP located in Islamabad.

TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020 | APPLY NOW

The opening date for the application to the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020 was scheduled to be 2nd of March, 2020 and the deadline for application was extended to the 31st of July, 2020 so as to encourage applicants to apply for preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible. It should be noted that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

About the 2020 TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

In the departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP), TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowships are known to run it’s a programme 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). The Language of instruction that is acceptable is the English Language.

Some other fields of Physics which the Programme offer are: Atomic Physics & Spectroscopy, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Earthquake Studies, Simulation & Computing, Vacuum Science & Technology (Vacuum Standards, Vacuum Coating & Material), Astrophysics & Cosmology, Nano Sciences (Catalysis & Surface Sciences, Nano Material Fabrication & Applications, Nano Biotechnology, Nano Medicines), Radiation-Matter Interaction, Material Science and Nanotechnology etc

Eligibility for the Programme

All applicants who wish to apply for the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship must meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria are stated below;

  • Applicants must be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Pakistan)
  • Possess a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences
  • They must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country
  • Applicants must apply for the fellowship within five years of obtaining a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences
  • An official Acceptance Letter from NCP must be provided. Details on how to go about this are on the website at
  • Must hold a research assignment in a place of regular employment in a developing country (other than Pakistan)
  • Applicant must provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor
  • Evidence that the applicant will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship must be provided
  • Applicant must provide evidence of proficiency in English if the medium of education was not English Language

The above eligibility criteria must be strictly adhered to in order to gain acceptance into the TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020. It should be noted that although applicants get a monthly stipend, they are responsible for the financial needs of any of their accompanying member.

Submission of Application for the Programme

As mentioned earlier, the call for applications is still open until the 31st of July, 2020 and as such;

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from NCP when applying or latest, by the deadline. The application will not be considered for selection without preliminary acceptance.
  • TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Applications can only be submitted to TWAS through the online portal.

It should be noted that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS-NCP portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in the year of the application under the TWAS Visiting Professor programme.


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