The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

Quick Overview———
Organization Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (CSIR),

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Level  Masters, PHD
Country  India, Italy
Subject areas  Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical SciencesEngineering SciencesAstronomy, Space and Earth SciencesMathematical SciencesPhysics
Salary  –
Eligibility  Indian Nationals
Deadline 31 July 2021
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Age limit: 35

Sandwich option: yes

Eligibility: There are following considerations for application eligibility-

  • Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • 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.
  • 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: Be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR.
  • Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the Application Form). NB: 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;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Contact Details

  • TWAS Fellowships Office
    ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
    34151 Trieste, Italy
    Phone: +39 040 2240-314
    Fax: +39 040 2240-689
    E-mail: fellowships@twas.org
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
    Mr. Jaipal Singh, Senior Technical Officer
    International S&T Affairs Directorate (ISTAD)
    Anusandhan Bhavan – 2 Rafi Marg
    New Delhi 110 001, India
    Tel: +91 11 2331 6751
    Fax: +91 11 2373 9041, 2371 0618
    E-mail: jaipal@csir.res.in
    Web: www.csir.res.in

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