India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme in India, 2015

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India is offering India Science and Research Fellowship for 2015 academic year. Up to 50 fellowships will be awarded annually under this scheme for durations between 3 to 6 months. Fellowships are open to scientists and researchers from neighboring countries to do research areas across all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research laboratories and academic institutions in India. The application deadline is 15th January 2015.. Government of India is keen to enter into partnerships with its neighbouring countries to foster closer scientific and technological collaboration through human capacity building in advanced areas of research and development. The India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) aims at providing opportunities to researchers and scientists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka to undertake R&D at premier research and academic institutions in India.. This is 3 to 6 months fellowships prgramme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are available in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical Sciences.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The Applicant
· Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
· 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/MTech/MSc/MBBS with 3
· 5 years research or teaching experience
· Must be below 45 years of age (as on 31st December of the previous year of selection)
· The applicant should posses a valid passport
Benefits of the scholarship: Fellowship Allowance: -Rs. 50,000/- per month which includes accommodation -Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist: -Rs. 10,000/- as one time contingency grant. -Contingency research grant for host scientist (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 shortest route. Local transport by Road / rail between the nearest airport and the host institute in India. -Visa fee: -Will be reimbursed
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The duration of fellowships is 3 to 6 months.
Number of scholarships: Up to 50 fellowships will be awarded annually under this scheme.

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