Thursday, July 8, 2010

The TWAS-icipe Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya, and TWAS offer one fellowship per year to young scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to undertake their PhD studies in Kenya.

IMPORTANT: The following is additional information concerning the TWAS-icipe Postgraduate Fellowship Programme tenable in Kenya. It is an integral part of the information given here: TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research
Programme Details

* TWAS-icipe Postgraduate Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a period of up to 3 years at the departments of the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya.
* Eligible icipe departments: Fellowships are tenable at icipe in the Programmes of Animal Health, Human Health, Plant Health, Environmental Health, in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, in the Department of Behavioural and Chemical Ecology, in the Department of Entomology, and at the field station of Mbita, Lake Victoria, Kenya.
* icipe will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
* The language of instruction is English.


Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:

* be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
* be nationals of a developing country (other than Kenya);
* hold a Master’s degree in a field of the natural sciences;
* provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship;
* be accepted at an icipe department and provide an official acceptance letter from the head of the department (see sample Acceptance Letter) to this effect. Requests for acceptance must be directed to Lillian Igweta (see contact details below);
* provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application

* The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September of each year.
* Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from the chosen department to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
* Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS only. The subject line must contain: icipe/PG/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
* Applicants to the TWAS-icipe Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS only.
* Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships “for research collaboration”, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.


Click on the links below to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.

* PG Application Form
* PG Application Guidelines

Contact Information

TWAS Fellowships Office

ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240314
Fax: +39 040 2240689

icipe’s Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening Prog.

Mrs. Lillian Igweta, Training Officer
Duduville, Kasarani – off Thika Road
P.O. Box 30772-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 863 2272
Fax: +254 20 863 2001/2

Application Deadline : 15 September 2010

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