JNCASR-CICS Fellowship Programme for Scientists from Developing Countries, India


October 31, 2015

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JNCASR-CICS Fellowship Programme for Scientists from Developing Countries

This fellowship programme is jointly instituted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR ) Bangalore and the Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS), Chennai to encourage mobility of scientists from developing countries. The Fellowship covers short-term research, training or participatory research work in physical, chemical or biological sciences in reputed scientific institutions in India including JNCASR.

Applicant must be a scientist, teacher or a research scholar affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country in Asia (other than India), Africa, Latin America and Arab region. The duration of the fellowship is for 3 months.

The fellowship covers a) international return air fare by the shortest route by economy class from the place of work of the candidate at his/her country to the host institution in India, b) boarding, lodging (for the individual only) at the affiliated institution and other subsistence expenses in the form of an adequate allowance in Indian currency. Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.



Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a wellknown multidisciplinary research institute. JNCASR’s mandate is to pursue and promote world-class scientific research and training at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to mark the birth centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Researchers at the Centre are divided into six units: Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Theoretical Sciences, Educational Technology and Geodynamics. JNCASR has two off-campus units at the Indian Institute of Science: the Chemical Biology and Condensed Matter Theory Units. For Further details http://www.jncasr.ac.in.

About CICS (Formerly CCSTDS)

Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS) is functioning under the patronage of Dr.Krishan Lal, FNA, President, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi and Dr. T. Ramasami, FNA, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Centre was established in May 2005 with the name CCSTDS, to promote S & T related activities for the mutual benefit of scientists of the developing countries. The name of the centre has been changed as CICS to reflect its mandate to promote international scientific co-operation with effect from 07 August 2010. The Governing Council under the chairmanship of Prof. V.Krishnan, Honorary Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore and Management Council lend continuous support and guidance in all activities of the Centre. The Centre is headed by the Director Dr.A.Amudeswari.

Scope and Duration of Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries to undertake research studies in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at the Indian Centres of Excellence The awardees may either correspond directly with the host institute for placement or seek the assistance of CICS for placement in a suitable institution in India. About 10 Fellowships are provided annually. The Fellowship Applications will be scrutinized during November/December every year by a selection committee. The Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses. The period of fellowship will be for three months.

The CICS will facilitate the issuance of visa to the awardees. The awardees are allowed to choose the fellowship period mutually convenient to them and the host institute.

On successful completion of the program, the awardees are required to submit a detailed report to CICS and participate in subsequent feedback requirements on the usefulness of the program in their home country.


  • The prescribed application can be downloaded from CICS website: http://www.cics.tn.nic.in
  • The last date for receipt of the applications is 31st October every year
  • List of enclosures to accompany the application:-

a) A detailed curriculum vitae containing the date of birth & age, applicant's research interest and experience, publications (only those in referred journals), present position, scientific affiliations, awards and scholarships etc.

b) A detailed write-up describing the proposed research work.

c) Two passport size photographs

d) Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification

e) A letter of consent from Parent Institution 

  • Applications should be forwarded by an appropriate authority.
  • Applicants should possess a valid passport.
  • Selected candidates must obtain permission/leave from their parent institutions.
  • Selected candidates must obtain Indian visa for the proposed period of work upon advice from CICS.

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October 05, 2015