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India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme in India, 2016

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India is inviting applications for Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme for developing country scientists. Up to 42 fellowships will be awarded annually under this scheme to pursue research for a period of 3 – 6 months.  Fellowships are open to scientists and researchers from neighboring countries to do research areas across all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research laboratories and academic institutions in India. The application deadline is 31st August 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are available in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical Sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to pursue research for a period of 3 – 6 months.
Scholarship Provider: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: The Applicant
-Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
-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
-Must be below 45 years of age (as on 31st December of the previous year of selection)
-The applicant should posses a valid passport
-Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizen/permanent resident of the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka can apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: India Science and Research Fellowship is to provide opportunity to scientists and researchers from neighbouring countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka 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.

Number of award(s): Up to 42 fellowships will be awarded annually under this scheme.

Duration of award(s): The duration of fellowships is 3 to 6 months.

What does it cover? 
-Fellowship Allowance: Rs. 50,000/- per month which includes accommodation|
-Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist: Rs. 10,000/- as one time contingency grant.
-Contingency research grant for host scientist (through institution): Rs. 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

Selection Criteria: Pre-screening of applications will be undertaken by the implementing Agency in partner country solely based on scientific merit and proposed contribution to advanced research in the subject field. Final selection and award decision will be made by DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India through their implementing agency, CICS, Chennai, India.

Notification: Award intimation will be sent to the successful candidates by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India through CICS. The names of the awardees, host researchers and institutions as well as their research themes will be posted also on the websites of DST, India; CICS, Chennai and the respective Indian Embassies.

How to Apply: Researchers/scientists actively engaged in research at a university or research institution meeting the eligibility criteria should apply using prescribed format send it via post or via e-mail.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application