INSA Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme in India, 2017-2018

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The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi is inviting applications for Indo-Japanese Joint Project on “Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-2018” coordinated by INSA and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

The main objective of this young researcher exchange program is to contribute to the advancement of Science & Technology and to the benefit of society at large. This fellowship program is designed to support Indian scientists/researchers to travel to Japan and work with leading researchers at major Japanese science and technology institutions/universities/organizations for a period of 2 to 6 months.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to young researchers.

Study Subject: Participation is open to all fields of Science & Technology/any field of natural science (basic and applied), engineering science, mathematics, statistics, health and multi-disciplinary research in science & technology will be considered. Applicants engaged in multi-disciplinary research are invited to apply but should note that proposals for research solely in humanities, social or behavioral science are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Award:

Sl. No. Amount
1 Monthly maintenance allowance @ JPY 3,62,000 per month per person to be supported by JSPS (to meet accommodation charges, per diem for food and incidental expenses and local transportation in Japan) Will be paid and disbursed by JSPS during the fellowship period at Japan.
2 International Air fare (Air India, economy class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host Institute in Japan) including local airport transportation (as per actual) Rs. 75,000/-
3 Visa charges, Medical Insurance, and contingency (as per actual) Rs. 25,000/-

The duration of the fellowship must be for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months. All travel must commence on or before 31 March 2018. Extension of date of departure from India beyond the expiry of 31 March 2018 will not be entertained. All fellows must return back to India after availing the fellowship on or before 30 September 2018. Fellows are responsible for making their own travel, visa, insurance and accommodation arrangements, in consultation with the host institution as appropriate. The fellowship does not include support for bench fees and managerial costs.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 10 fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in India

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

(a) The applicant should be Indian citizen, residing in India, and be a Postdoc and/or a scientist/faculty member working in a regular capacity in a UGC (University Grants Commission) recognized University/Deemed University/Academic Institute or National Research & Development Laboratory/Institute and actively engaged in research work in the related areas.

(b) Applicants must have been awarded their PhD degree and should be less than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission.

(c) Applicants should not have availed any overseas fellowship in previous 3 years.

(d) The applicant should have been accepted to work in an institute/laboratory in Japan to be visited. Such acceptance should be supported by a letter of invitation from the host Institution(s) commenting on the proposed collaboration.

(e) The applicant should submit a detailed program of his/her collaborative research work to be conducted in consultation with the host scientist(s) in Japan.

(f) All applications should be forwarded through proper channel by the employer/Head of the Institution.

(g) The selected candidate is required to sign Service Bond (Format-6) to the parent Institute for a period of three (3) years. Candidate should check detail with their parent institute/university before applying.

Nationality: Indian students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have been awarded their PhD degree and should be less than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission.

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How to Apply:

  • Application form as per INSA format (duly filled and forwarded through proper channel).
  • Copy of PhD Degree (Self-attested).
  • Letter of Support/NOC from the parent Institute/University and certifying that candidate is not serving any bond beyond 01.01.2018.
  • Letter of invitation from the Japanese host.
  • List of best 10 publications. 6. Short CV (max.1 page).

Application Deadline: The last date for receiving complete applications is October 25, 2017.

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