India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme 2018/2019 for scientists from developing countries (Funded)

Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

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.

Up to 70 fellowships (for all countries) will be awarded annually under this scheme. The fellowship applications will be considered once a year by a Selection Committee.
FEATURES:
  • Enable to undertake cutting edge research work in India
  • Open to faculty, scientists,researchers and Ph.D students in science, engineering and medicine
  • Monthly sustenance allowance and one time contingency grant
  • Return airfare
TYPE AND DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP OFFERED:
Visiting Fellowship: for durations between 3 to 6 months

 

Eligibility

The Applicant
  • Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of Afghanistan,Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a University or research institution in their country in various areas of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

(i) for faculty, scientists and researchers-Ph.D /M.Tech /M.Sc /MBBS with 3-5 years of research or teaching experience
(ii) for PhD students-M.Tech /M.Sc /MBBS and registered for a PhD in their home country
Must be below 45 years of age (as on 31st December of the previous year of selection)
The applicant should posses a valid passport
Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India

 

Worth:

Fellowship Allowance:
  • Rs. 50,000/-per month which includes accommodation Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist:
  • Rs. 10,000/-as one time contingency grant. Contingency research grant for host scientist (through institution):
  • Rs. 20,000/-as one time grant
Airfare:
  • Round trip air ticket by economy class from the place of employment in their own country to the Indian host institute, through shortest route. Local transport by road / rail between the nearest airport and the host institute in India.
Visa fee: Will be reimburse

 

How to Apply:

  • Researchers/scientists actively engaged in research and students registered for Ph.D at a University or research institution meeting the eligibility criteria should apply using prescribed format (can be downloaded from the websites www.cics.tn.nic.in; www.dst.gov.in) to respective implementing agency in partner country (if available) or CICS, Chennai.
  • If the respective implementing agency in partner country is not available, Applications may be submitted as hard copy or scan copy with supporting documents,
Hard Copy to:
The Head (Acting)
Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS)
No:2, Gandhi Mandapam Road,
Chennai–600025
Soft Copy to: Email : director.cics@nic.in

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme 2018/2019 

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