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Fellowship

Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI), through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have launched the C.V. Raman Fellowship for African Researchers programme under the India-Africa Forum Summit to promote human capacity building through scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and India.

The objective of this Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct collaborative research in various areas of science and technology in different Indian universities and R&D institutions under guidance of host scientists in India. This prestigious fellowship is aimed to further strengthen the bond between India and African nations in the fields of science and technology.

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the 'Coordinating Partner' for C V Raman International Fellowship Programme. FICCI, on behalf of GoI, invites applications from African researchers for award of this fellowship for conducting research in Indian institutions across all areas of science and technology.

Highlights of Previous Years

Highlights of 2012

Highlights of 2011

Highlights of 2010

Features

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

Eligibility

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 :

Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship

Rs 40,000/- per month
Accommodation
Food
Local Travel Expenses

Visiting Fellowship

Rs 50,000/- per month
Accommodation
Food
Local Travel Expenses

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

Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship

Rs 20,000/-

Visiting Fellowship

Rs 10,000/-

Senior Fellowship

Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)

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

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