Applications Invited for ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) 2021
ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2021 – 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 March 31, 2021
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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
The deadline for submitting the application for current cycle is
31st March 2021
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:
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemical Sciences & Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy
Science Policy / IPR Management / Technology Transfer & Commercialization
Other multi-disciplinary areas of Science
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.
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.
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
C.V. of Applicant
C.V. of Indian host
Copy of relevant pages of valid Passport
(Format for endorsement letter from present employer) A copy of the the endorsement letter from present employer in the prescribed format
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