2014 TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme in Biotechnology, India

Applications are invited for TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme available for foreign scholars from developing country other than India to pursue research towards a PhD. Fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five years. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. The application deadline is 31st August 2014.. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD and postdoctoral research in biotechnology..  Fellowships are available to pursue research towards a PhD.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
· Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
· Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
· Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
· Hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in science or engineering.
· Be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment there.
· For Sandwich Fellowships: be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the Home university (sample is included in the application form).
· For full
· time Fellowships: be willing to register at a university in India.
· Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form).
Benefits of the scholarship:  DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. 
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five years.
Number of scholarships:  Not known

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