TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships for International Students in India 2015

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TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships for International Students in India 2015 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships for International Students in India 2015
The TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programmes is offering Biotechnology scholarships in India to students of all countries (except india). The scholarship is for Graduate courses (PhD, Research and Fellowships) in Biotechnology Courses. The scholars will get monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The last date for submission of application is 31st august 2015.


Each year, the TWAS Fellowship Programmes offer a number of fellowships to young scientists from developing countries to carry out postgraduate research in developing countries other than their own.  The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy have instituted a postgraduate fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries.

The TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programmes is for those who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in Biotechnology, tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five years. The language of instruction is English.


 

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 or equivalent degree in science or engineering.

  • Be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment there.

  • For SANDWICH Fellowships: Be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the "Registration and No Objection Certificate" from the HOME university (sample is included in the application form).

  • For FULL-TIME Fellowships: Be willing to register at a university in India.

  • Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form).


Eligible groups:
Nationals of ANY developing country (other than India)

Participating Institutions: 
Key biotechnology research institutions in India.

Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at a host laboratory/institute in India.

To help candidates in their choice of a suitable host institutions, a list of biotechnology institutes in India is available here: List_Biotechn_India(.PDF). However, candidates are free to choose an Indian biotechnology institution that does not appear on the list.

Fields of study:
All areas / courses in Biotechnology.
Sponsorship duration:
Tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five (5) years

Scholarship benefits:
DBT 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, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.

Application Procedure:
Download the 'PG Application Form' and 'PG Application Guidelines' from the official website (link to it is below).

Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.

Submitting your application:
For SANDWICH Fellowships (only if already registered for a PhD in the HOME country) applicants should ensure that the Vice-Chancellor or Registrar of the university sends a signed copy of the "Registration and No Objection Certificate" on institutional headed paper to TWAS (see sample included in the application form).

Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from an Indian biotechnology institution to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Applicants will have until the deadline to submit the Acceptance Letter to TWAS. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.

Reference letter: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The subject line must contain: DBT/PG/candidate's surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.

Applications for the TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS and CICS (by post, fax or email).

DEADLINES:
The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 August of each year.

Important:
Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships "for research collaboration", all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.

Postgraduate research outside applicants' own countries in the TWAS-DBT fellowships is achieved through the pursuit of postdoctoral research in biotechnology at key biotechnology research institutions in India through the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India.

The programme operates under agreements with governments and national organizations in developing countries. And the language of instruction is English.

For further queries and contact details:
TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
E-mail: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY developing country students)

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Degree Level:

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships for International Students in India 2015 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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