FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMMES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY SCIENTISTS (OTHER THAN INDIANS)

INDIA SCIENCE AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP(ISRF) PROGRAMME

India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) is to provide opportunity to scientists from developing countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka to work in advanced research areas in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research laboratories in India.

The Fellowship is for researchers holding permanent positions in their Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka), who are actively involved in research activities to visit India under the ISRF Programme for pursuing research for a period of 3 6 months. The Fellowship is supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

The Fellowship application will be scrutinized once a year by a Selection Committee. The Fellowship covers return airfare, sustenance allowanace (including accommodation), contingency grant to the fellow and contingency grant for host scientist (through Institution) for providing laboratory facilities and infrastructure.

ISRF Programme Brochure
ISRF application form

INSA JRD-TATA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Indian National Science Academy(INSA), a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers from other developing countries. The Fellowship established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust fosters advanced research training of scientists from the developing world and promote south-south co-operation.

The Fellowship is intended for researchers(Nationals) from developing countries except India, who have aptitude for research and would be desirous of working in an Indian research laboratory for a maximum period of 3 months. Applicants possessing Doctorate or Master´s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age may apply.

The fellowship covers 1) cost of return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India 2) maintenance allowance and incidentals for three months, 3) accommodation to be provided by the host institute either free of cost or at nominal charges and 4) contingency grant for purchase of books and stationery.

Selection is based on the recommendations of a Committee consisting of eminent scientists. The committee meets twice a year during May and November.

Application form may be downloaded from this website and sent to the Director, CICS.

List of Awardees of INSA JRD-TATA Fellowship
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DST SPONSORED RESEARCH TRAINING FELLOWSHIP FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY SCIENTISTS (RTFDCS)

The RTFDCS Fellowship is currently being co-ordinated by Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), New Delhi

Please access website http://www.namstct.org for details about RTFDCS Fellowship

List of Awardees of RTFDCS Fellowship (2007-2012)

JNCASR-CICS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

This fellowship programme is jointly instituted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR ) Bangalore and the Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS), Chennai to encourage mobility of scientists from developing countries. The Fellowship covers short-term research, training or participatory research work in physical, chemical or biological sciences in reputed scientific institutions in India including JNCASR.

Applicant must be a scientist, teacher or a research scholar affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country in Asia (other than India), Africa, Latin America and Arab region. The duration of the fellowship is for 3 months.

The fellowship covers a) international return air fare by the shortest route by economy class from the place of work of the candidate at his/her country to the host institution in India, b) boarding, lodging (for the individual only) at the affiliated institution and other subsistence expenses in the form of an adequate allowance in Indian currency. Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.

List of Awardees of JNCASR-CICS Fellowship

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List of R & D Institutions in India for the above Fellowship Programmes

DBT-TWAS BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCHERS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES(OTHER THAN INDIA)

CICS is the coordinating agency on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India for the execution of DBT-TWAS Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Biotechnology Fellowships for Researchers from Developing Countries.


POSTGRADUATE BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

The Department of Biotechnology(DBT) of India and (TWAS), the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World are instituting Biotechnology Fellowships for researchers from developing countries who wish to pursue research leading towards Ph.D in newly emerging areas of biotechnology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/institutes in India. The fellowships will be tenable in eminent institutes in India.

Candidates from developing countries such as Asia (other than India)/Africa/Latin America /Arab region with minimum qualification of Master´s in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/Medicine below 35 years are eligible to apply. Duration of the fellowship will be up to 5 years for Full-time Fellowships (for those willing to register for a Ph.D in India), and for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 2 years for Sandwich Fellowships (for those already registered for a Ph.D in their home country).

Selection will be made by a Committee constituted by TWAS. The cost of international travel will be met by TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. CICS will facilitate placement of candidates at Universities/institutes of eminence in India.


POST-DOCTORAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India and TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World are instituting Biotechnology Fellowships for researchers from developing countries who wish to pursue research in newly emerging areas in Biotechnology at institutes of Excellence in India.

Candidates from developing countries such as Asia (other than India)/Africa/Latin America /Arab region with minimum qualification of Ph.D degree in Biosciences or Biotechnology below the age of 45 are eligible to apply. Duration of the fellowship will be for 12-18 months. The candidate should be a regular employee in a developing country and should be holding a research assignment to be undertaken in India.

Selection will be made by a Committee constituted by TWAS. The cost of international travel will be met by TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. CICS will facilitate placement of candidates for training at Indian institutes of eminence.

Guidelines and Application forms for both Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships can be downloaded from the websites ‘www.twas.org’ under Programmes > Exchange or dbtindia.nic.in under the head TWAS Award Scheme. Interested candidates should send their applications directly to TWAS Fellowships office, Italy E-mail : ‘fellowships@twas.org’ with copy to CICS. Last date for receipt of applications would be 31, August every year.

List of Awardees of Post Graduate Fellowship
List of Awardees of Post Doctoral Fellowship