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TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Iran

TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Iran

TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Iran

TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
For young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) in Iran.
15 September 2014
Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 – years
Up to 12 months
01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Age limit
Sandwich option

Programme details

  • TWASIROST Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at IROST.
  • Eligible IROST departments: Information on IROST departments can be obtained by following the links from the IROST homepage ( See right-hand column.
  • IROST will provide a monthly allowance in Iranian Rial for the duration of the fellowship to cover food, local transport, pocket money and other personal needs. The monthly allowance will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • IROST will also cover accommodation, daily medical care and research expenses.
  • The language of instruction is English.



  • Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • Apply for the TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship within 5 years of completion of their PhD qualification;
  • be permanent resident in a developing country (other than I.R. Iran);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Iran or any developed country;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of science and/or technology;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than the host country) and hold a research assignment there;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  • be accepted at an IROST department participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter from the head of the department (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the eligible department at IROST with copy to Dr. Mahmoud Molanejad (see below contact details);
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.


Submitting your application

  • The call for applications is open from April until 15 September of each year.
  • Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from an IROST 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 must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS. The subject line must contain IROST/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-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS (only).

TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Iran

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