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Friday, June 12, 2009

TweetThis! Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists

Centre for Co-operation in Science and Technology among Developing Societies (CCSTDS), Chennai-600 025
Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTFDCS)

Call for Proposal
CCSTDS strives to promote research linked training to bright and young researchers and students to choose scientific research for their career. CCSTDS has launched a RTF programme in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. This progamme is intended for developing country scientists who have aptitude for research and would be willing to work in an Indian research laboratory and who wish to equip themselves with research and complementary skills to improve their pursuit of Ph.D study or diversify their research capabilities. This is facilitated through training for a period of 3 – 12 Months at Indian research/ academic institutions.

Objectives of the Fellowship Programme
The main objectives of the fellowship are to
• Promote mobility of researchers between India and other developing countries
• Enhance India’s attractiveness as a hub for international training
• Develop research competencies of the developing country scientists through structured training modules
• Utilize the fellowship to seed long-term research collaboration

Who can apply
• Candidates with Post-graduation in science, engineering and allied disciplines from a developing country and of age up to 40 years
• Candidates with aptitude for research and interested in acquiring expertise in research related tools at Indian location.
• Candidates preferably attached to a national research /academic institution in their home country
• Candidates possessing valid passport.

Fellowship Details
• 20 Fellowships per year will be supported. Each fellowship shall be for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 12 months. Fellowship will consist of the following:
• Return international air fare by shortest route and economy/excursion class between place of work in their home country and place of work in India.
• Boarding and lodging
• One time Grant to support exposure to research related events within India and access to scientific literature

Applications can be downloaded from CCSTDS website ‘www.ccstds.tn.nic.in’. The filled in application forms should be forwarded to the Honorary Director, Centre for Co-operation in Science & Technology Among Developing Societies (CCSTDS), 2 Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai 600 025, India (Fax: +91 44 24914543; email: ccstds@vsnl.net)

The closing date for submission of applications will be September 15, each year.

Link for more info: http://www.ccstds.tn.nic.in/rtfdcs_app_form.pdf

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