ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship 2019


India S&T Collaboration started formally in 1996 with establishment of ASEAN India S&T working Group (AIWGST). Initially, the collaborative ASEAN-India S&T activities were supported through ASEAN India Fund (AIF). In 2008, Government of India established a dedicated fund viz ASEAN India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) to support R&D projects and associated project development activities. The total budget of AISTDF is an equivalent amount of 5 Million USD in INR. The Department of Science & Technology is the nodal Department for execution and implementation of ASEAN-India S&T Cooperation program from Indian side.



 ASEAN-India Fellowship Objectives

  • To promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the ASEAN-Member Countries to India and provide them opportunity to work at Indian R&D/ academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise.
  • To facilitate exchange of information and contacts between the scientists and researchers of India and ASEAN Countries and create a network for building research collaborations.


  ASEAN-India Fellowship Duration

The duration of the Fellowship will be for a period of two to six months. A minor variation in the duration would be allowed on recommendations of the Indian host Institute/ University depending upon the actual requirement of the research project as mutually agreed between the Fellowship holder and the Indian host institution.



Fellowships Areas

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Biological and Medical Sciences
  3. Chemical Sciences & Engineering
  4. Computer Science & Engineering
  5. Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  6. Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  7. Engineering Sciences
  8. Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy
  9. Science Policy / IPR Management / Technology Transfer & Commercialisation
  10. Other multi-disciplinary areas of Science, Technology and Innovation in alignment with APASTI.


Eligibility

  • Applicant must be holding nationality of any of the ASEAN Member State.
  • Possess at-least a Masters Degree in any Natural Sciences or an equivalent degree in Technology / Engineering / Medicine / allied disciplines.
  • Applicant should be working / studying and / or affiliated to any national R&D or academic institution in his/ her home ASEAN Member country. 
  • The application should be endorsed by the Head of his/ her institution confirming that if selected, he/ she will be sanctioned leave for the Fellowship period and will join his/ her duties back in the institution on completion of the Fellowship in India.
  • The upper age limit for the applicant is 45 years as on date of submission of application.
  • The Applicants who have already availed Research Training Fellowship(RTF) are not eligible to apply again.
  • Fluency in English language
  • Indian nationals are not eligible for the Fellowship.
  • Applicants who have availed any fellowship scheme of Govt of India during last 5 years are not ELIGIBLE to apply.


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