Tuesday, 4 July 2017

TWAS-DBT Scholarships 2017

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India have established a fellowship/scholarship program for international students from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD/Postgraduate study  in biotechnology. Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enroll in a PhD course at a host laboratory/institute in India.
Fields of Study / Subjects
Applicants can choose these fields for PhD degree:
  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Medical and Health Sciences incl. Ne

    Numbers of Scholarships
    Many numbers of awards are offered every year for Postgraduate level by TWAS-DBT for developing countries.

    Duration of Scholarships
    The duration is up to 5 years for PhD/postgraduate

    Scholarships Description / Details
    Grants for applicants by the DBT:
  • A monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance
  • The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency
  • The scholarship holder will receive a house rent allowance
  • The language of instruction is English
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants for these scholarships must meet the following criteria:
  • Maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year
  • Have nationals of a developing country (other than India)
  • Not have any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country
  • Have 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 Scholarships: be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university
  • For FULL-TIME Scholarships: be willing to register at a university in India.
  • Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India. B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT
  • Show prove of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English
  • Show evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the scholarship
  • Applicants not take up other assignments during the period of her/his scholarship
  • Financially responsible for any accompanying family members
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one scholarship per year from among those offered by TWAS
How to Apply / Download Scholarships Form / Documents Required
To Apply for this Scholarship:
  • Download application form from official website
  • For SANDWICH Scholarships: (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
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from an Indian biotechnology institution to TWAS
  • Applicants will have until the deadline to submit the Acceptance Letter to TWAS
  • Reference letter
  • Should you have applied to or availed any Indian scholarship (especially INSA JRD TATA and JNCASR-CICS) in the current or previous year this must be clearly specified in the application form
  • Applications for the TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Scholarships Program should be sent to TWAS and CICS (by email)
Contact us:
  • TWAS Fellowships Office
    ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
    34151 Trieste, Italy
    Phone: +39 040 2240-314
    E-mail: fellowships@twas.org
    Fax: +39 040 224559
  • Centre for International Cooperation in Science (CICS)
    (Mrs.) A. Amudeswari, Director
    2, Gandhi Mandapam Road
    Chennai 600 025, India
    Phone: + 91 44 24430228, 24901367, 24419466
    Fax: +91 44 24914543
    E-mail: dircics@gmail.com
Last Date to Apply / Deadline: 31st August (Annual)
Official Website: Visit official website for further details
  • urosciences
  • Chemical Sciences



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