insa visiting scientist fellowship programme

Indian National Science Academy announces INSA-Visiting Scientist Program 2020

INSA Visiting Scientist Program 2020 – Indian National Science Academy (INSA) invites applications from scientists/faculty of less endowed institutions to conduct Research and Training in advanced research Institutions/Laboratories within India under Visiting Scientist Programme 2020

Name of the Programme:

The programme shall be called ‘INSA-Visiting Scientist Programme’ and the awardee shall be designated: ‘INSA Visiting Scientist’.


See: Scholarships Programs

INSA Visiting Scientist Program 2020 Important Dates

Last Date for Receiving Nominations 31st January 2020



The main objective of the program is to facilitate scientists/faculty enhance their research capabilities with training in specific techniques through utilising facilities not available in their own institutions.

Book writing is not permitted under this programme.


Number of Awards:

The number of INSA-Visiting Scientist positions to be awarded each year will be a maximum of 120 man-months per annum.



During the fellowship period, awardees will be paid consolidated amount of Rs.30,000/- (maximum) per month to cover their expenses related to boarding, lodging, travel etc.



The position shall be provided to a scientist to work for a minimum period of one month to a maximum of six months in a laboratory or a research institution of his/her choice in a city within India other than his/her own city.


Eligibility Criteria for INSA Visiting Scientist Program 2020

The applicant should be a Scientist/Research Scholar/INSPIRE faculty etc in any R & D organization including Universities or Affiliated Colleges in India are eligible to apply under the programme.
Applicants should not have availed INSA Visiting Fellowship in last one year.


Selection Process

Applications on prescribed proforma will be invited once a year, through proper channel so as to reach the Academy by 31st January preceding the year of selection.
The selection will be made by the ‘Science Promotion Committee’ at its meeting scheduled to be held during March-April in the following year.


INSA Visiting Scientist Program 2020 Application Process

Application forms and other information are available on the INSA website http://www.insaindia.res.i
Candidates should submit their application (Two Sets) on prescribed application form available in the Academy through proper channel to the Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002 latest by 31st January 2020


INSA New Delhi

Indian National Science Academy Call for Visiting Scientist (INSA), New Delhi, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002, India, Email: [email protected], Website