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Inlaks Research Travel Grants 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Oct-2016
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AwardAirfare, maintenance expenses, funds for buying material and books
EligibilityBelow 35 years of age, having first class in graduation and post graduation, registered for PhD
Scholarship provider contact details

This form can be sent by post to the following address:
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation,
C/o Inlaks India Foundation,
86/87 Atlanta,
Nariman Point,
400 021

Main Office:
Inlaks India Foundation 
(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology)
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi 110067
Tel : 91-11-26741260 

Contact Office
Tel: 0091-22-22884351

What is Inlaks Research Travel Grants 2016?

Inlaks Research Travel Grants 2016 to help students who are registered for PhD from Indian universities and wants to visit foreign universities to collect material, use facilities and to consult with experts.

It offers grants only for three months.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. hold confirmed PhD registration for at least two years but for not more than four years
  2. have a first class degree at either Bachelor’s (Honours) or Master’s level, preferably both.
  3. be under 35 years of age on 31 December in the year of applying.
  4. be an Indian citizen, currently resident in India.

How can you apply ?

  • Sample of written work (3000-5000 words) on the subject of the candidate’s research. This should preferably be a draft (with full annotation and documentation) of a chapter of the PhD thesis along with details regarding the reading list, surveys, or any other work done towards the thesis.
  • Evidence of having communicated with concerned persons or institutions abroad and having received a positive response.
  • A written and signed statement from the applicant’s supervisor stating:
  • The candidate’s ability, focus and progress in the work done under her/his supervision
  • The candidate’s need to go abroad
  • That the funds for the visit cannot be obtained from any other source
  • The fully filled in forms and other enclosures must be sent by post to the following address: 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Terms and Conditions

The ‘Inlaks Research Travel Grant’ offers financial support for a maximum of 3 months at a university/institution/library abroad. The Grant will cover: 

  • Reasonable air fare
  • Maintenance expenses at a modest rate
  • Funds for buying material and books, and making copies of relevant literature.


  • Any material collected by the selected candidates (books, copies, instruments etc.) must become the property of the candidate’s institution for wider use by future scholars.
  • All this material must carry a statement regarding the support received from the Inlaks Research Travel Grants
  • The grants must be utilized within nine months of the date of award.
  • The students must furnish vouchers/evidence for major expenses like lodging, library fees, buying books, etc.


The candidates will be expected to go through a two-tier selection procedure.

  • First round short-listing on the basis of the written record submitted by the candidate.
  • Second and final round: Personal interview of the short-listed candidates.

NOTE: The candidates short-listed for the interview will be informed by November 2016. The final interviews will be held either November or December 2016

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