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TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (developing countries)

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The TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India, support young scientists from developing countries (other than India) to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology at CSIR’s laboratories and institutes in India. Applicants must:

  • be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  • be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
  • be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form).  N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person.  This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding  suitable host institution(s), if necessary;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation. The duration of the fellowship is 6 to 12 months.

Applications close on September 15, 2023.

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