JRD-Tata Visiting Fellowships for Scientists from Developing Countries 2018



Apply right now for the JRD-Tata Visiting Fellowships for Scientists from Developing Countries 2018, all applications for this program are to be submitted before the deadline and only eligible applicants will be considered.

The Fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries to undertake research studies in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of
their research work in India.

Type: Fellowships

Value of Award: Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses.

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): India


  • Applicant (other than Indian) possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/ Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age (as on 31 December of the previous year of selection)
    affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country (Other than India).
  • Applicant must possess a valid passport.

How to Apply: The prescribed application can be downloaded from CICS website: http://www.cics.tn.nic.in

List of enclosures to accompany the application:-

a) A detailed curriculum vitae containing the date of birth & age, applicant’s research interest and experience, publications (only those in referred journals), present position, scientific affiliations, awards and scholarships etc.
b) A brief write-up describing the proposed research work.
c) Reprints of 5 best publications (past 5 years)
d) Two passport size photographs.
e) Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification.
f) A letter of consent from Parent Institution
g) Copy of first page of passport showing date of birth, date of issue and date of expiry
h) Letter of acceptance from the Host Institution in India (Please obtain acceptance letter from the Host Institute as per the format in the pg 6)

Applications should be forwarded by the competent authority.

Selected candidates must obtain permission from their parent institutions for undergoing training in India
Selected candidates must obtain Indian Visa for the proposed period of research upon advice from CICS.

Application Deadlines: 30th April 2018 and 31st October 2018

Visit the Program Webpage for Details


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