The Fellowship provides opportunities for African researchers to conduct collaborative research / training for 1-6 months duration at universities and research institutions in India.


  • Open to all African researchers in S&T
  • Enable to undertake research work in India
  • Monthly sustenance allowances
  • Additional contingency grant
  • To and fro air fare by economy class

Types of Fellowship Offered

  • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Duration 6 months.
  • Visiting Fellowship : Duration 3 months.
  • Senior Fellowship : Duration 1 month.


The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in the African country and should meet the following eligibility criteria for each of the three categories:

  • Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Completed/Pursuing PhD in any recognised university or research institution in Africa
  • Visiting Fellowship : Ph.D / M.Tech / M.Sc. (Engg / Technical) or 4 to 6 years research / teaching experience
  • Senior Fellowship : Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors

Value of Awards

  • Sustenance Allowance :
    1. Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 40,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses
    2. Visiting Fellowship : “Rs 50,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses”
    3. Senior Fellowship : Rs 50,000/- per month + accommodation (accommodation in host institute's guest house with reasonable facilities / hotel with a cap of Rs 2500 per day).
  • Contingency Grant :
    To cover unforeseen expenses relating to lab/field research, books, stationeries, medicines and other miscellaneous expenses, if any
    1. Doctoral/ Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 20,000/-
    2. Visiting Fellowship : Rs 10,000/-
    3. Senior Fellowship : Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)
  •           Additional one time contingency grant for host Indian scientist will be provided as mentioned below:
    1. Post- Doctoral Fellowship: Rs 25,000
    2. Visiting Fellowship: Rs 20,000
    3. Senior Fellowship: Rs 10,000
  • Air Fare : A round trip air ticket by economy class

(Approximate conversion rate US $ 1 = Rs 60)

Placement Process

Selected applicants are required to finalize their duration of stay in India in consultation with their respective host scientists and promptly inform FICCI through email at scholars@ficci.com