PhD Fellowships in Science and Technology from TWAS Full Funded

PhD Fellowships in Science and Technology from TWAS Full Funded



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11 May 2020
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The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and the World Academy of Sciences TWAS are offering a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

Programme Details:

  1. TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years.
  2. Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at any University in India.
  3. 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.
  4. SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided by the host institute, but no greater than 3 years.
  5. FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD): The Fellowship may be granted for up to a maximum duration of 4 years.
  6. 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.


  1. Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:-
  2. Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  3. Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  4. Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  5. Hold a Master's degree in science and technology.
  6. Be regularly employed in their home country and hold a research assignment there.
  7. SANDWICH Fellowships: Be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the "Registration and No Objection Certificate" from the HOME university.
  8. FULL-TIME Fellowships: Be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR.
  9. Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter below). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with 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.
  10. Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  11. Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.
  12. Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  13. Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

About TWAS:

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a merit-based science academy established for developing countries, uniting 1,000 scientists in some 70 countries. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. TWAS works to advance innovation and sustainable development through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS, a global science academy, has nearly 1,200 elected Fellows from more than 90 countries; 15 of them are Nobel laureates. TWAS annually offers more than USD1 million in research grants and over 500 PhD and postdoctoral fellowships.

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