SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India and TWAS, Italy together offers 5 fellowships annually to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a Doctorate in Physical Sciences.

Duration of the fellowship: 4 years (with possibility of 1 year extension)

Subject Areas:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics

About the Program:

  • Age limit: 35 years
  • Sandwich option: Available
  • These Fellowships are tenable at the SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India for studies leading towards a doctorate degree in the physical sciences for 4 years with the possibility of a 1 year extension.
  • Applicants may be enrolled for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option), or may enroll in a doctorate course at the S.N. Bose National Centre (FULL-TIME option). In both cases, the program entails only one journey to the host country.
  • Institute in India will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs and food (not convertible to foreign currency).
  • On-campus accommodation will be provided (no comprehensive health insurance).
  • The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India.
  • Acceptance Letter must reach the S.N. Bose Centre by 31st July allowing the Centre a month to look into your request. This is to make sure that all applications get ample amount of attention during the selection process.
  • Working language is English.


  • Applicant must be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Applicant must be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • Applicant must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  • Applicant must hold a Master’s degree in physics/mathematics/physical chemistry.
  • Applicant must be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre.

Application contents:

  • CV
  • research proposal
  • reference letters- 2
  • evidence of proficiency in English (if medium of education was not English;
  • evidence that applicant will return home country at the end of fellowship
Quick Overview————-
Organization SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, TWAS
Fellowship Level PhD
Country India
Subject areas Physical Sciences
Fellowship amount Not mentioned
Eligibility Students from developing countries (except India)
Deadline 31 July 2020


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