CCSTDS/DST: India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Centre for Co-operation in Science & Technology among Developing Societies (CCSTDS), behalf of Department of Science and Technology (DST) is accepting applications for its India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme to provide opportunity to scientists and researchers from neighbouring countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand to work in contemporary research areas across all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research laboratories and academic institutions in India.

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Up to 80 fellowships (10 per country) will be awarded annually under this scheme. The fellowship applications will be considered once a year by a Selection Committee.


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  • Enable to undertake cutting edge research work in India
  • Open to faculty, scientists and researchers in science, engineering and medicine
  • Monthly sustenance allowance and one time contingency grant
  • Return airfare

Type and Duration of Fellowship

Visiting Fellowship: for durations between 3 to 6 months

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Award Information

  • Fellowship Allowance:
    • 50,000/- per month which includes accommodation and medical facilities as available to host institutes.
  • Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist:
    • 10,000/- as one time contingency grant.
  • Contingency research grant for host scientist (through institution):
    • 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 reimbursed

Eligibility Criteria

The Applicant

  • Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • 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: Ph.D /M.Tech /M.Sc /MBBS with 3-5 years research or teaching experience. Applicants registered for a Ph.D degree in home country may also apply.
  • Must be below 45 years of age (as on 31st December 2018)
  • The applicant should posses a valid passport
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted as hard copy or scan copy with supporting documents at the addresses given on the website.

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