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TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in India

With the motive of supporting young scientists from developing countries, the World Academy of Sciences is providing the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in India.

The program is open for the young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in 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.


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Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 4 February 2022

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The World Academy of Sciences
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Award: N/A
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Italy


Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • Hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • 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).
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English.

How to Apply

  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CAPES-listed 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.
  • 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. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to both TWAS and CSIR (by post, fax or email).
  • Click on the links below to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.

PDoc  Application Form
PDoc Application Guidelines

Contact Details Mr Pramod Bhushan, Scientist Int S&T Affairs Directorate Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Anusandhan Bhavan – 2 Rafi Marg New Delhi 110 001, India Phone: +91 11 2331-6742 E-mail:[email protected] Web: www.csir.res.in


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