INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in India

Scholarship details
The Indian national science academy (INSA) is offering fellowship programmes for the developing countries in India. The fellowship covers the short term participatory research studies in all the major areas and disciplines of science and technology which include engineering and medicinal studies at the premier institutes of India. The applicants should possess doctorate or the Master’s degree in science or equivalent degree in engineering/medicine and allied disciplines. The applicants should be below the age of 45 years. 

The Indian national science academy is a scientific organisation in India which represent all branches of science and technology, has already started this fellowship with the help of CICS to honour the late JRD Tata, a visionary and a great industrialist. The fellowship is provided to the researchers from other developing countries to extend our infrastructure and scientific support to them. The fellowship is established from an endowment which was received from Sir Dorabji Tata trust which fosters advanced research training of scientists from the developing world promoting south-south cooperation.
Study subjects

 The study subjects for the fellowship range in most of the major disciplines of science and technology which include engineering and medicinal sciences at any of the premier research institutes. 

Scholarship Provider

The Indian National Science Academy along with CICS are providing the fellowships. 

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Eligibility criteria

1.       The fellowship is intended for the researchers who belong to the developing countries and tend to have aptitude for research and wish to work for an Indian research laboratory for a maximum period of 3 years.  
2.       The candidate should have doctorate or master’s degree in science or equivalent degree.
3.       The candidate should be less than 45 years of age.
4.       The applicants must have obtained acceptance from the Indian host institution to work for the proposed research under the fellowship programme.
5.       The applicants should have a valid passport. 

 Scholarship Open for International students

The students from developing countries except for India can apply for the fellowship. The complete list of countries can be obtained from the official website.

Number of awards

The annual fellowships are around 10 being offered to the scientists of developing countries except India. 

Duration of awards

The maximum period of the INSA JRD fellowship is for a period of three months. 

Scholarship coverage

The fellowship covers the scientists with return airfare from their home country to India and vice versa, the boarding and lodging charges near the institutional areas and an amount in Indian currency to cover the day to day expenses.

Selection criteria

The selection occurs due to the recommendations of a committee consisting of eminent scientists. 

How to apply

The completed application form with all the necessary enclosures should be sent as soft copy to the email address along with the application posted to the postal address. 

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