Applications are invited from researchers who are actively involved in research activities and holding permanent positions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand to visit India under the India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme to pursue research in frontier/ advanced areas of science including Medicine and Agriculture for a period of 3 – 6 months. The programme is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.
SCOPE AND DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP
India Science and Research Fellowships (ISRF) provide an opportunity to scientists and researchers from neighbouring countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand 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.
Up to 80 fellowships (10 per country) will be awarded.
1. Enable to undertake cutting edge research work in India
2. Open to faculty, scientists and researchers in science, engineering and medicine
3. Monthly sustenance allowance and one-time contingency grant
4. Return airfare
Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
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: PhD/M.Tech /M.Sc /MBBS with 3-5 years of research or teaching experience. Applicants registered for a PhD degree in their home country may also apply.
Must be below 45 years of age (as on 31st March 2022).
The applicant should possess a valid passport. Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India.
VALUE OF AWARD
Fellowship Allowance: Rs. 50,000/- per month which includes accommodation and medical facilities as available to host institutes.
Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist: Rs. 10,000/- as a one-time contingency grant.
Contingency research grant for host scientists (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 the shortest route. Local transport by Road/rail between the nearest airport and the host institute in India.
Visa fee: Will be reimbursed.
TYPE AND DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP OFFERED:
Visiting Fellowship: for durations between 3 to 6 months
Opening of the call for proposals: 15th February 2022
Deadline for receiving applications: 15th April 2022
To know more about the ISRF and to view the application form, you can visit here.