JNCASR-COSTED Fellowships for Developing Countries


Deadline: 30 June/31 Dec (annual)
Study in: India
Program starts 2010

Brief description:

This fellowship programme is jointly instituted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and the Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED) to foster free mobility and exchange of scientists from developing countries and to promote South-South co-operation.

The fellowship covers short-term research, training or participatory research work in physical, chemical, and biological sciences.

Over the last four years of its operation the programme has attracted young scientists from developing countries all over the world to visit Indian centres of excellence for research training and collaborations.

Host Institution(s):

Reputed scientific institutions in India including the JNCASR.

Field of study:

Physical, chemical, and biological sciences.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

The programme is open to scientists, teachers and research scholars in the developing countries in Asian, African, Arab and Latin American regions.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The duration of the fellowship is up to 3 months and it is obligatory on awardees to spend this full period utilizing the Fellowship to derive maximum benefit. The fellowship covers boarding, lodging (for the individual only) at the affiliated institution and other subsistence expenses in the form of an adequate allowance in Indian currency.  Travel support in the form of a Prepaid Travel  Advice (PTA) will be provided for selected candidates.


Applicant must be a scientist, teacher or a research scholar affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country in Asia (other than, India), Africa, Latin America and Arab region.  Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria:

All conditions being satisfied, applicants meeting the following criteria will be given preference over others.

• Applicants who have proven academic excellence
• Innovation and novelty in the proposed research work
• Relevance of training to the parent institution and the home country as endorsed by the recommending authority

Application instructions:

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. The prescribed application form can be obtained on request from the  JNCASR-COSTED Fellowship Programme Office (contact details found below).

The deadlines for receipt of applications are 30 June and 31 December every year.

Contact information:

Co-ordinator, JNCASR-COSTED Fellowship Programme,
MADRAS 600 025, INDIA.
Fax: 91 44 491 4543


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ccstds.tn.nic.in/html/fellowship_for_developing_coun.html


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