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2017 TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Scholars, India

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is offering fellowship programme for developing countries’ scholars. Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level at laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

The aim of the TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme is to enable and encourage academically able students from developing countries.

With the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions.

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Applicants must have a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level at laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the various fields at laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

List of Subjects: Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

Scholarship Award: 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.

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. e a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year for PhD.
-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 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.

Nationality: Citizens of a developing country (other than India) can apply for the fellowship programme.

List of 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, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The 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 Tomé and Príncipe, 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

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements:

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships for Developing Countries

Supporting Material: Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and CSIR. The subject line must contain: CSIR/PDoc/candidate’s surname.
Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS.

How to Apply: Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to both TWAS and CSIR (by email).

PG application form

PDoc application form

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

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