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Raman Research Fellowship 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open08-May-2018
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AwardMultiple awards
EligibilityCSIR researchers
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001, India

What is Raman Research Fellowship 2018?

Raman Research Fellowship 2018 invites applications from CSIR researchers for carrying out research in the areas of emerging/high priority technology at renowned foreign institutions/R&D Centres of Excellence to enhance their R&D capability/skills. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The fellowship is being offered by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

An applicant must -
  • Be a regular scientist at a CSIR institute
  • Hold high academic qualifications - Postgraduate in Engineering and PhD in Natural Science 
  • Have a research experience of minimum 5 years in CSIR as on 8 May 2018
  • Be presently working in the areas of high priority 
  • Have age not more than 45 years as on 8 May 2018 

How can you apply ?

All the applications will be forwarded through respective CSIR institutes to ISTAD, CSIR through following steps -
Step 1: Download the application form.
Step 2: Fill in all required details and attach necessary documents. 
Step 3: Prepare six copies of the application form. 
Step 4: Submit it to the respective CSIR institute. 
Step 5: Also, send a copy of the nomination summary to
Note: A maximum of two applications should be forwarded by the CSIR institutes, that too after thorough and careful evaluation. In case the number of applications exceeds, they will be returned to the concerned institute. 

What are the benefits ?

The fellowship covers -
  • USD 2500 per month 
  • Contingency and preparatory expenses of lump sum USD 1000
  • A supplementary grant of USD 1000 for participation in visiting institutions/conferences of excellence in the country of placement. 
  • International airfare of economy class for both to & fro travel. 

What are the selection criteria ?

The selection of the 'Raman Research Fellows' will be made through the interview conducted by the Selection Committee. The interviews may tend to be held in the months of June/July 2018 at CSIR Headquarters, New Delhi. The exact date and time of the interview will be intimated to all the eligible applicants well beforehand. 

Terms and Conditions

  • The tenure of the fellowship may vary from two months to six months. 
  • The fellows will be sent abroad during the fellowship period on deputation terms. 
  • The fellows are required to prepare a power point presentation of 7 minutes comprising the information about present research activities in first four minutes and the proposed research work in remaining 3 minutes. 
  • The selected fellows will have to sign a bond to serve the concerned laboratory/institute for three months before heading abroad.
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What are the documents required for the Raman Research Fellowship 2018 ?

  • Letter of acceptance from the host institute
  • List of publications including both national and international
  • List of Books and Patents (if any)
  • A detailed description of the research work to be carried out abroad
  • A write-up of one-page describing the novelty of research topic.

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