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INSA Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017

Indo-Japanese Joint Project on “Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Program 2017-18”


The Indian National Science Academy(INSA), New Delhi invites applications from outstanding Indian young scientists/researchers to apply for the Indo-Japanese Joint Project on "Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-18" coordinated by INSA and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


The Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India, supports this Program



The main objective of this young researcher exchange program is to contribute to the advancement of Science & Technology and to the benefit of society at large


This fellowship program is designed to support Indian scientists/researchers to travel to Japan and work with leading researchers at major Japanese science and technology institutions/universities/organizations for a period of 2 to 6 months


They are intended to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between India and Japan by developing researchers’ expertise in international collaboration and fostering long-term relationships between Indian and Japanese researchers


No. of Fellowships: 10



Candidates should be Indian citizen, residing in India, and be a Postdoctoral and/or a scientist/faculty member working in a regular capacity in an UGC recognized University/Deemed University/Academic Institute or National Research & Development Laboratory/Institute and actively engaged in research work in the related areas


Applicants must have been awarded their PhD degree and should belles than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission


Applicants should not have availed any overseas fellowship in previous 3 years


The applicant should have been accepted to work in an institute/laboratory in Japan to be visited. Such acceptance should be supported by a letter of invitation from the host Institution(s) commenting on the proposed collaboration


Applicant should submit a detailed program of his/her collaborative research work to be conducted in consultation with the host scientist(s) in Japan; all applications should be forwarded through proper channel by the employer/Head of the Institution


Selected candidate are required to sign Service Bond to the parent institute for a period of three (3) years. Candidate should check detail with their parent institute/university before applying


Proposals will be assessed on the scientific merit of the research, the demonstrated achievements of the applicant in the context of his/her career to date, the appropriateness of the work being done in Japan, the value of the expected outcome of the research project to Indian Science, and whether the visit will improve Indian access to global leading-edge science and technology


He/she should propose a collaborative research project, or a specific activity, which has been developed in consultation with host scientist(s) in Japan


Field of Research

Participation is open to all fields of Science & Technology/any field of natural science (basic and applied), engineering science, mathematics, statistics, health and multi-disciplinary research in science & technology will be considered


Applicants engaged in multi-disciplinary research are invited to apply but should note that proposals for research solely in humanities, social or behavioural science are NOT eligible to apply


Duration of Fellowship: 2 to 6 Months

The duration of the fellowship must be for minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months. All travel must commence on or before 31st March 2018. Extension of date of departure from India beyond the expiry of 31 March 2018 will not be entertained


All fellows must return back to India after availing the fellowship on or before 30th September 2018


Fellows are responsible for making their own travel, visa, insurance and accommodation arrangements, in consultation with the host institution as appropriate. The fellowship does not include support for bench fees and managerial costs


Extend of Financial Support

Monthly maintenance allowance of JPY 362000/- per month per person to be supported by JSPS will be paid and disbursed by JSPS during the fellowship period at Japan
International Air fare (Air India, economy class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host institute in Japan) including local airport transportation (as per actual) - Rs. 75000/-


Visa charges, Medical Insurance and contingency (as per actual) - Rs. 25,000/-



Application forms and other detailed information including eligibility criteria are available on INSA website www.insaindia.res.in


Complete set of application form duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution/University should reached the following address soft copy of the same should also be emailed to insadstjsps@gmail.com, on or before the last date. Applications received after the last date will not be considered in any case


Important Dates


Last Date for Receiving Complete Applications is 25th October 2017


Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi

The Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 (India), Phone No.: 011-23221931 (EPABX), Fax: 011-23231095, Email insadstjsps@gmail.com, Website www.insaindia.res.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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