Funded PhD Fellowship in Physical Sciences from TWAS & the S.N. Bose Centre in India 2020

Funded PhD Fellowship in Physical Sciences from TWAS & the S.N. Bose Centre in India 2020

India 01 Jun 2020


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TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option), or may enrol in a PhD course at the S.N. Bose National Centre (FULL-TIME option). In both cases, the programme entails only one journey to the host country.
  2. Admission to the PhD programme at the S.N. Bose National Centre will depend on the successful completion of coursework (about one year's duration).
  3. Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
    • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
    • be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
    • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
    • hold a Masters Degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry. S/He must have completed at least a total 5 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a recognized university or institute.
    • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English.
    • 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.
    • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


S.N. Bose will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Free on-campus accommodation will be provided. The monthly stipend does not cover comprehensive health insurance.  The Centre does however deduct a small contribution towards a Contributory Medical Scheme. The benefits are partial reimbursement of Doctor's fees, medicines and/or hospitalization costs, if any, and only for costs incurred in Kolkata. The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India.

The S.N. Bose Centre  does not provide comprehensive health or medical insurance to its staff or students. All SN Bose-TWAS fellows must have their own "Medical Insurance" before joining the programme to cover medical emergencies.

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