Monday, August 5, 2013

Research Training Fellowship for Developing Countires Scientists: Call for Applications 2013-2014

Application Closing Date: Monday 14 October 2013.
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is inviting applications from eligible scientists of the developing countries for RTF-DCS for the financial year 2013–14 (April 2013 to March 2014).
There are 20 fellowships for a duration of 6 months, in the following fields of research:

1. Agricultural Sciences
2. Biological and Medical Sciences
3. Chemical Sciences
4. Physical Sciences and Mathematics
5. Earth Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences
7. Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy
8. Multi-disciplinary and Other Areas
  • Applicant should possess at least a Master’s Degree in any Natural Science subject or an equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied disciplines.
  • Applicant should be working in a National R&D or Academic Institution in his/her home country.
  • The application should be endorsed by the Head of his/her institution confirming that if selected, he/she will be sanctioned leave for the Fellowship period and will join his/her duties back in the institution on completion of the Fellowship in India.
  • The upper age limit for the applicant is 40 years on the last date for submission of application.
  • Researchers of Indian Nationality are not eligible for the Fellowship.
About Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing countries (NAM  S & T Centre)
As an instrument for the promotion of South-South Cooperation in Science and Technology, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)  initiated a Fellowship scheme titled ‘Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS)’ in 2012, which is sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The Fellowship aims at capacity building of young researchers of the developing countries in science and technology by giving them opportunities to affiliate themselves with premier academic and research institutions in India with full financial support including their international travel, and local hospitality, etc.
  • To promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the developing countries into India and provide them opportunity to work at Indian R&D/academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise.
  • To facilitate exchange of information and contacts between the scientists and researchers of India and other developing countries and create a network for building research collaborations.
Click here for a downloadable brochure for placement on noticeboards or for more information on application process and selection criteria, visit

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