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TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020

TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020

Country: India
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Applications call for TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020. This fellowship is for young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in 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.


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. 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. The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.


CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover 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.


In order to be eligible, candidates must

  • Be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • Hold a Ph.D. degree in a field of science or technology.
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  • Be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
  • Also, be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). N.B.
  • Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with a 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, if a medium of education was not English.
  • Similarly, provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  • Furthermore, be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 July,2020
Open toAll



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