TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Scholars in Physical Sciences, India

Scholarship Details

The S.N Bose National Centre for Basic sciences and TWAS jointly are offering fellowships for the scholars from the developing countries to pursue research in the physical sciences. The scholarships are provided by the S.N.Bose National center for basic sciences, Kolkata, India and are to be taken up by the scholars at India. These scholarships are for the foreign scholars who are desirous of pursuing postgraduate and PhD level of research in physical sciences. These fellowships assist the students to lead the studies to PhD level for four years with a possibility of one year extension.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate should be satisfying the following eligibility criteria to avail this scholarship.


1.       The candidate should be under or of the maximum age limit of 35 years as on 31st December of the application year.
2.       The candidates should not be residents or nationals of India.
3.       They should also not hold any temporary or any permanent visa to stay at India or any other developed country.
4.       The candidate should be an employee of a research institution/university/institution.
5.       The candidate should hold a Master’s degree if applying for the postdoctoral fellowship.
6.       The candidate should have been accepted by the department at the S.N.Bose University, Kolkata.
7.       The candidate should provide the proficiency of English proof.

Study subjects

The fellowship is offered for the fields of engineering sciences, astronomy, space and earth sciences, Physics and Mathematical sciences.

Course level

The fellowship is offered at a course level of pursuing research at the postgraduate level and PhD level at the S.N. Bose National center for Basic sciences, Kolkata, India. The scholarship can be taken up by the foreign scholars only at India.

Scholarship coverage

1.       Free on campus accommodation for the scholar
2.       The scholarship fee/stipend allows the candidate to avail the living costs, food and health insurance while the stipendis converted into the foreign currency.


Duration of the award
The duration of the scholarships is for the four years which allows the scholar to carry out his/her research leading to a PhD degree. Also, the scholar can have a possibility of one year extension for a postdoctoral research.
How to apply
The candidates applying for the scholarship must obtain the acceptance letter from the concerned department at the S.N. Bose National center for basic sciences latest by the deadline date of the submission.
The reference letters should have appropriate signatures from the referees and are to be sent as attachments to the TWAS via email. The mail should have a subject line ‘Bose/PDoc/candidate’s surname’ to identify the application forms. All the applications for the fellowship programs should be sent to the TWAS via email only.
Application submission- Last date
The last date for the submission of the application forms for the scholarship awards is 31st August, 2014.



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