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Indo-Japanese Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open25-Oct-2017
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AwardMaintenance allowance, air fare, medical insurance, visa charges, contingency allowance
EligibilityYoung Indian scientists/researchers
Scholarship provider contact details

The Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific) Indian National Science Academy Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi 110002, INDIA Email: Phone: 011-23221931-23221950

What is Indo-Japanese Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-18?

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi seeks applications for the Indo-Japanese Joint Project on 'Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-18', from outstanding Indian young scientists/researchers. It intends to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between India and Japan.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must -

  • Be an Indian citizen, residing in India
  • Be a Postdoc and/or a scientist/faculty member working in a regular capacity in a UGC recognised University/Deemed University/Academic Institute or National Research & Development Laboratory/Institute.
  • Be actively engaged in research work in the related areas.
  • Have been awarded PhD degree.
  • Be less than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission.
  • Have not availed any overseas fellowship in previous 3 years.
  • Have been accepted to work in an institute/laboratory in Japan

How can you apply ?

The eligible candidates can apply through the following steps -

Step 1: Download application form from here.

Step 2: Fill in all necessary details.

Step 3: Attach required documents.

Step 4: Send a complete set of application form duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution/University to the below-given address -

The Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific)

Indian National Science Academy

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi – 110002, INDIA

Also, email the soft copy of duly completed application form to 

Terms and Conditions

Field of Research

Participation is open to all fields of Science & Technology/any field of natural science (basic and applied), engineering science, mathematics, statistics, health, and multi-disciplinary research in science & technology will be considered. Applicants engaged in multi-disciplinary research are invited to apply but should note that proposals for research solely in humanities, social or behavioural science are NOT eligible to apply.

Duration of fellowship

The duration of the fellowship must be for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months. All travel must commence on or before 31 March 2018. Extension of date of departure from India beyond the expiry of 31 March 2018 will not be entertained. All fellows must return back to India after availing the fellowship on or before 30 September 2018. Fellows are responsible for making their own travel, visa, insurance, and accommodation arrangements, in consultation with the host institution as appropriate. The fellowship does not include support for bench fees and managerial costs.  

Financial aid

  • Monthly maintenance allowance @ JPY 3,62,000 per month per person to be supported by JSPS. (Note: It will be paid and disbursed by JSPS during the fellowship period at Japan.)
  • International air fare of INR 75,000.
  • Visa charges, medical insurance, and contingency of INR 25,000.

Documents required

  • Application form as per INSA format (duly filled and forwarded through proper channel).
  • Copy of PhD Degree (Self-attested).
  • Letter of Support/NoC from the parent Institute/University and certifying that candidate is not serving any bond beyond 01.01.2018.
  • Letter of invitation from the Japanese host.
  • List of best 10 publications.
  • Short CV (max.1 page).

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