Fully Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science from TWAS & CSIR in India 2020

Fully Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science from TWAS & CSIR in India 2020

India 31 Jul 2020


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31 Jul 2020
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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is offering Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 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. These Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.


  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  3. Biological Systems and Organisms
  4. Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  5. Chemical Sciences
  6. Engineering Sciences
  7. Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  8. Mathematical Sciences
  9. Physics

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  1. be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  2. be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  3. hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  4. must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  5. be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
  6. be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution.  N.B. 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.
  7. provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English.
  8. provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.
  9. not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  10. be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for 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.

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