CV Raman 2014 International Fellowship for African Researchers

CV Raman 2014 International Fellowship for African Researchers

Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), Government of India through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce& Industry (FICCI), have launched the C V Raman International Fellowship programme for African Researchers to provide them opportunity to conduct collaborative research with leading research groups in Indian universities and R&D institutions in areas of Sci & Tech.

The objective of this Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct collaborative research/training for 1-6 months duration in various areas of science and technology in different Indian universities and R&D institutions under guidance of host scientists in India.

Types of Fellowship Offered

  • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Duration 6 months.
  • Visiting Fellowship : Duration 3 months.
  • Senior Fellowship : Duration 1 month.

Awards

  • Sustenance Allowance :
    • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 40,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses
    • Visiting Fellowship : “Rs 50,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses”
    • Senior Fellowship : Rs 50,000/- per month + accommodation (accommodation in host institute’s guest house with reasonable facilities / hotel with a cap of Rs 2500 per day).
  • Contingency Grant :
    • To cover unforeseen expenses relating to lab/field research, books, stationeries, medicines and other miscellaneous expenses, if any
    • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 20,000/-
    • Visiting Fellowship : Rs 10,000/-
    • Senior Fellowship : Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)
  • Air Fare :
    • A round trip air ticket by economy class

Eligibility

The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in the African country and should meet the following eligibility criteria for each of the three categories:

  • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Completed/Pursuing PhD in any recognised university or research institution in Africa
  • Visiting Fellowship : Ph.D / M.Tech / M.Sc. (Engg / Technical) or 4 to 6 years research / teaching experience
  • Senior Fellowship : Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors

Application process

  • Step 1: Applicant registers online or Downloads the application form
  • Step 2: Applicant are required to arrange the following documents;
    • Application Form duly filled-in by applicant
    • Letter-of-Consent, stating that he / she is willing to accept the applicant at his / her institution during the period of the fellowship tenure
    • Letter of Recommendation / Reference from applicant’s current employer or place of employment
    • Copy of research / training plan in India, duly approved by applicant’s proposed host scientist
    • Copy of applicant’s highest educational qualification
    • Photocopy of applicant’s valid Passport, showing his / her picture, passport number and other personal details
  • Step 3: Applicant establishes contact with his / her prospective host scientist in India and secures an official consent letter from the concerned Indian host institute
  • Step 4: Applicant submits his / her application to FICCI, through any of the modes – online / email

For more information, visit CV Raman 2014 International Fellowship for African Researchers.

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