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.
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.