Deadline: 31 October annually
Open to: Doctorate or Master’s Degree holders in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied disciplines, affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country
Fellowship: return airfare from place of work in home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution, and an adequate allowance
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) offers fellowship programme for scientists from developing countries in India. This fellowship programme is jointly instituted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore and the Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), Chennai to encourage mobility of scientists from developing countries.
About 10 fellowships are provided annually. The duration of the fellowship is about 3 months. The fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers to undertake short-term, participatory research studies in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at the Indian Centers of Excellence.
Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.
Applicants must possess Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied disciplines, affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country different than India. The 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 applicant must be national of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic , Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses.
The application deadline is every year on 31st of October.
Completed application should be submitted by post. List of enclosures to accompany the application:
- A detailed curriculum vitae containing the date of birth, applicant’s research interest and experience, publications (only those in referred journals), present position, scientific affiliations, awards and scholarships etc.
- A detailed write-up describing the proposed research work.
- Two passport size photographs
- Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification
- A letter of consent from Parent Institution
- Valid passport.
- Visa for the proposed period of work upon advice from CICS.
The postal address is: CICS, No. 2, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai-600 025, India.
For further information, please visit the official website.