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Joint CSIR/CFTRI NAM S&T Centre Fellowship on Food Science & Technology in India, 2013/14

The NAM S&T Centre is inviting applications for joint CSIR/CFTRI Diamond Jubilee fellowship for 2013/14 academic year. Fellowships are awarded to the researchers from the developing countries to undertake training, upgrade research skills and conduct joint research in various fields of Food Science & Technology. Four fellowships are available for a maximum duration of six months. The main criteria of selection will be the applicant’s academic credentials & professional expertise as well as proposed research programme. The application deadline is September 24, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in various fields of Food Science & Technology.
Course Level: This six months fellowship is awarded to undertake training, upgrade research skills and conduct joint research at CSIR-CFTRI Mysore.
Scholarship Provider: The NAM S&T Centre and CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India, a constituent Laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, India
The award can be taken at: India

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Eligibility:
-Researchers having academic qualification of at least M.Sc. or equivalent and engaged in research and development in Food Science and Technology. Candidates possessing doctoral degree would be preferred.
-The upper age limit is 40 years.
-The Fellowship is open to scientists and researchers from any developing country. Only one person from each country will be considered each year for the Fellowship Award on a competitive basis and merit.
-The Applicants should be employed with academic Universities or research Institutions or Governmental bodies with proven research & development programmes.
-Researchers from India are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from developing countries (except India): 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 can apply for this fellowship.

Description: The NAM S&T Centre invites applications for the Joint CSIR / CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) – NAM S&T Centre Fellowship for the year 2013-2014. The Fellowship scheme initiated by the Centre jointly with the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India, a constituent Laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India aims at providing opportunities to the researchers from the developing countries to affiliate themselves with CSIR-CFTRI to undertake training, upgrade their research skills and conduct joint research in various fields of Food Science & Technology.

Number of award(s): Four fellowships are available for year 2013-2014 under this Fellowship scheme.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for a maximum duration of six months.

What does it cover?  The Fellowship scheme provides attractive financial assistance, under which CSIR-CFTRI would provide free single accommodation in Mysore, India and a subsistence allowance of US$300 (in equivalent Indian Rupees) per month to the selected researchers to cover incidentals and other day-to-day expenses (including food & others) during the tenure of the Fellowship. The NAM S&T Centre will pay the return international airfare from the home country to Bangalore (140 km from Mysore), India to the scientists selected from those member countries and S&T-Industry Network members, which have no outstanding dues towards the annual membership subscription. The applications from the non-paying member countries and non-paying S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and other non-member developing countries will also be considered, but in such cases, the international airfare will have to be arranged by the selected scientists, who will also be required to pay a processing fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre in advance to meet a part of its administrative expenditure.

Selection Criteria: Selection is made for the Fellowship on a competitive basis based on the applicant’s academic and professional background, proposed Plan of Work and mutual research interests of the applicant and CSIR-CFTRI.

How to Apply: Completed application forms with a proposed research plan may be electronically submitted to the NAM S&T Centre [NOT to CSIR-CFTRI]. Hard copies of the applications by post/courier/fax are not required. All applicants are required to seek administrative clearance from their respective employer organizations and those eligible for the international fare from the NAM S&T Centre are further required to seek endorsement of the Focal Points of the NAM S&T Centre in their respective countries

application Deadline: The last date for submitting application for the Fellowship is September 24, 2013.

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