CSIR and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy have a Cooperation Agreement to promote scientific capacity and excellence for the advancement of science in developing countries. Under the ambit of the ongoing cooperation, CSIR and TWAS jointly award each year 30 fellowships to foreign scientists/researchers/academicians from developing countries who wish to pursue research at CSIR laboratories/institutes in the newly emerging areas in Science and Technology. The fellowships are offered in the following two categories:
  1. CSIR-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships  for Postdoctoral Research (for a period from 6 months to 12 Months)
  2. CSIR-TWAS Postgraduate Fellowships for Ph.D. Research (for a period upto 4 Years)
As per the arrangement, while the cost of international travel of the fellows is met by TWAS, the local stay expenses are met by CSIR through payment of monthly stipend. The foreign scholars are also provided with free accommodation and free medical facilities (for minor ailments) by the respective CSIR laboratories/ institutes.
The guidelines and application procedure are provided at TWAS website https://twas.org .The deadline for submitting the application is 30 June 2019. More details can be seen at CSIR-TWAS Postgraduate Fellowships (Ph.D. Research): https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
                                       Postdoctoral Fellowships: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme


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