Call for Applications in the TWAS- CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021(Stipend Available)

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Submit an application for the TWAS-CSIR postdoctoral fellowship programme 2021 and be lucky enough to get your degree with financial support from TWAS to cover your living costs, food and health insurance.

Application Deadline: July 31 2021

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Benefits

  • CSIR will provide 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.

Eligibility

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

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Application Instructions

  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal and copy of the submitted application must be sent to CSIR by email. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
  • Results of the fellowship selection should be available toward the end of 2021 or early 2022, and selected candidates will be able to start their fellowship NO earlier than beginning of 2022.

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About the TWAS- CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

The TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is for young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Opening date of this fellowship: 1 March 2021
  • Closing date of this fellowship:  31 July 2021

CSIR and TWAS will keep about 20% of 2021 awards for COVID-19 related research topics.

 These could be in the area of :

  1. Digital and Molecular Surveillance;
  2. Rapid and Economical Diagnostics;

III. Repurposing of Drugs, Vaccine and Convalescent Plasma Therapy;

  1. Hospital Assistive Devices and PPEs.

Programme Details

  • TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  • Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following the links from the CSIR homepage. Alternatively, a list of eligible institutes is available here.
  • The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.
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