TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years. Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at any University in India.SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum of 4 years. FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD): The Fellowship may be granted for an initial period of up to 12 months. Such Fellowships may then be extended for a further 3 years, subject to the student’s performance and his/her registration for PhD at a university in India or their home country. CSIR will confirm any such extensions to both TWAS and the candidate.
-Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year. – Be nationals of a developing country (other than India. Hold a Master’s degree in science and technology. – Be regularly employed in their home country and hold a research assignment there. SANDWICH Fellowships: Be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university. FULL-TIME Fellowships: Be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR