TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, India

Thursday, June 20, 2013
For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in newly emerging areas in science and technology
for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Deadline: 31 August.

Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships "for research collaboration", all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.

Programme Details
  1. TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  2. Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following the links from the CSIR homepage. Alternatively, a list of eligible institutes is available here: CSIR institutes or here: CSIR-Centres.doc .
  3. CSIR 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, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.
  4. The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.

Eligibility
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a maximum age of 45 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 PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
  • Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the Application Form).  N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person.  This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding  suitable host institution(s), if necessary;
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 August of each year.
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CAPES-listed institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and CSIR. The subject line must contain: CSIR/PDoc/candidate's surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to both TWAS and CSIR (by post, fax or email).
APPLICATION FORM:
Click on the links below to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.
Contact Details

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Mr. Jaipal Singh, Senior Technical Officer
International S&T Affairs Directorate (ISTAD)
Anusandhan Bhavan - 2 Rafi Marg
New Delhi 110 001, India
Tel: +91 11 2331 6751
Fax: +91 11 2373 9041, 2371 0618
E-mail: jaipal@csir.res.in
Web: www.csir.res.in


TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

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