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ASEAN India Research Training Fellowship 2020 for ASEAN Researchers


asean india research fellowship 2020


ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2020 – Applications are invited for ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) for ASEAN Researchers supported by ASEAN-India Science & Technology Development Fund (AISTDF). Interested candidates can submit their applications online till August 31, 2020

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The ASEAN India Research Training Fellowships scheme is a fellowship scheme with the following objectives:


Capacity building for young researchers


Promote mobility of scientists and researchers


Facilitate exchange of information, contacts and create a network for building research collaborations


A spin-off opportunity to get co-supervisors from India for their research projects for Ph.D. or Master’s degree on their return to their home countries


ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2020 Important Dates

The deadline for submitting the application for current cycle is

31st August 2020


Course Level

Fellowships are available to pursue research training program


Number of Fellowships


Fifty (50) fellowships per year shall be awarded to young scientists and researchers from ASEAN-Member Countries to get affiliated with Indian academic and R&D institutions


Initially, 5 Fellowship shall be allocated for each ASEAN country.


Duration of Fellowship


The duration of the Fellowship will be for a period of two to six months.


A minor variation in the duration would be allowed on recommendations of the Indian host Institute/ University


Area of Fellowships

Fellowship will be offered for working in research topics under any of the following broad disciplines:


Agricultural Sciences


Biological and Medical Sciences


Chemical Sciences & Engineering


Computer Science & Engineering


Physical Sciences and Mathematics


Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences


Engineering Sciences


Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy


Science Policy / IPR Management / Technology Transfer & Commercialization


Other multi-disciplinary areas of Science


Eligibility Criteria for ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2020


Applicant must hold nationality of any of the ASEAN Member State


Masters Degree in any Natural Sciences or an equivalent degree in Technology / Engineering / Medicine / allied disciplines


Upper age limit 45 years as on date of submission of application


Applicant should be working in a national R&D or academic institution in his/ her home ASEAN Member country


Fluency in English language


Indian nationals are not eligible for the Fellowship.


Applicants who have availed any fellowship scheme of Govt of India during the last 5 years are not ELIGIBLE to apply.

Please Note


Applicants who have already availed AIRTF in any one of the previous years are NOT eligible to apply.


Applicants who had applied in any of the previous years but were unsuccessful or could not avail it may re-apply for the current year.


ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2020 Application Process


The applications are to be submitted only ONLINE at www.aistic.gov.in


The Hard copies of the application are neither required. For online submission of the application the following points may be noted:


Applicants should first register in ASEAN online portal click here to register


After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in the Profile Detail section under User Profile, which includes Bio data, photo, Institute Address, etc.


Some of the details of the proposal like Project Title, Project summary, Keywords, Objectives of project, Expected output and outcome of the proposal etc have to be entered at the time of proposal submission.


Other relevant information of the proposal has to be uploaded as a single PDF file, not more than 10 MB


Document Required


C.V. of Applicant


C.V. of Indian host


Copy of relevant pages of valid Passport


A copy of the the endorsement letter from present employer in the prescribed format   (Format for endorsement letter from present employer)


A copy of the acceptance letter from any Indian scientist/ institution for hosting the applicant, if selected


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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