INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship programme: Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship administered by CCSTDS in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advance scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries. The Fellowship established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust will foster advanced research training of scientists from the developing world and promote south-south co-operation

The Fellowship is intended for researchers from developing countries except India, who have aptitude for research and would be desirous of working in an Indian research laboratory for a maximum period of 3 months. Applicants possessing post-graduate and higher degree in Science/Engineering/Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age may apply

The fellowship covers (i) cost of return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India (ii) maintenance allowance and incidentals for three months, (iii) accommodation to be provided by the host institute either free of cost or at nominal charges and (iv) contingency grant for purchase of books and stationery


Selection is based on the recommendations of a committee consisting of eminent scientists. The committee meets twice a year during April and October. Applications received before 31 March will be scrutinized during the first meeting and the applications received before September 30 will be scrutinized during second meeting every year

Application form may be downloaded from the website and sent to the Honorary Director, CCSTDS


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