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Young scientists and science graduates are required from developing ountries (other than India) to pursue postgraduate research in emerging areas in science and technology.

The facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Application Deadline: 11th May, 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Venue of examination: India

Eligible Field of Study:

Agricultural Sciences

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology


Biological Systems and Organisms

Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences

Chemical Sciences

Engineering Sciences

Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

Mathematical Sciences


Science graduates

About the Award: 

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries.

The scholars are those who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology.

The facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

Type:  Doctoral, Fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.

Applicants must be nationals of a developing country (other than India).

Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.

Must hold a Master’s degree in science and technology.

Be regularly employed in their home country and hold a research assignment there.

SANDWICH Fellowships:

Be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university.

FULL-TIME Fellowships:

Applicants must be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR.

Also applicants must be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution.

Note that requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s). With copy to the CSIR contact person.  This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding  suitable host institution(s), if necessary.provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;

provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;

not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;

In addition, the science graduates must be responsible for any accompanying family members.

Number of Awardees:  Not specified

Value of Fellowship: CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance.

The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.

Duration of Fellowship:  TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years.


If already registered for a PhD in their home country, applicants should ensure that the Vice-Chancellor or Registrar of the HOME university signs a copy of the “Registration and No Objection Certificate”. A copy of which should be sent to both CSIR and TWAS.

Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. 

However, without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.

Application for the TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal. And a copy of the submitted application must be sent to CSIR by email.

Note that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio.

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And applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes.

One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/122 Kindly visit https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programmefor more information about this programme)

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