TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in India, 2015-2016

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TWAS-CSIR offers PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programme for developing countries in the field of science and technology. These fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India. The CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation. The application deadline is 31 August of each year.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded to pursue research in newly emerging areas in science and technology (Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms,  for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD and postdoctoral research program.
Scholarship Provider: TWAS-CSIR
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-Be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
-For PhD Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
-Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country. Hold a PhD and masters degree in a field of science or technology.
-be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
-Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the Application Form). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person. This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding suitable host institution(s), if necessary;
-Provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from developing countries (other than India) (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia,  Sao Tome and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) can apply for these TWAS Fellowships.

Scholarship Description: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue PhD and postdoctoral research in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.  

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years.

What does it cover? CSIR 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, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection. Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS and CSIR (by email). Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year from among those offered by TWAS.

2015 PhD application form
2015 PDoc application form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 August of each year.

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