INSAIndian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110 002, has invited applications from outstanding Indian scientists/ researchers holding Ph.D. degree in Science, received within the past 6 years, less than 40 years of age and having regular positions in Indian recognized S&T Institutions/ Universities in any field of Natural Science (Basic and Applied), Engineering Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Health and multi-disciplinary research in Science & Technology, to visit Japan for a period of 2 to 6 months under Indo-Japanese Joint Project on  ‘Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2018-19’, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian citizen, residing in India, and should be a Postdoc and/ or a Scientist/ Faculty member working in a regular capacity in an UGC (University Grants Commission) recognized University/ Deemed University/ Academic Institute or National Research & Development Laboratory/ Institute and actively engaged in research work in the related areas. Applicants must have been awarded Ph.D. degree in Science, received within the past 6 years and should be less than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission of application (15.10.2018)

Applicants should not have availed any overseas fellowship in previous 3 years. The applicant should have been accepted to work in an institute/laboratory in Japan to be visited. Such acceptance should be supported by a letter of invitation from the host Institution(s) commenting on the proposed collaboration. Applicant should submit a detailed programme of his/her collaborative research work to be conducted in consultation with the host scientist(s) in Japan.

All applications should be forwarded through proper channel by the employer/Head of the Institution. Selected candidate are required to sign Service Bond (Format-6) to the parent institute for a period of 3 years. Candidate should check detail with their parent institute/university before applying. Proposals will be assessed on the scientific merit of the research, the demonstrated achievements of the applicant in the context of his/her career to date, the appropriateness of the work being done in Japan, the value of the expected outcome of the research project to Indian Science, and whether the visit will improve Indian access to global leading-edge science and technology. He/She should propose a collaborative research project, or a specific activity, which has been developed in consultation with host scientist(s) in Japan. The grant scheme is not to supplement or extend either study or sabbatical leave that is being conducted overseas. The proposed visit should initiate or consolidate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.

A total of 10 Fellowships will be offered.

The detailed guidelines and application form including eligibility criteria are available on INSA website:

The hard copy of application duly completed in prescribed format and endorsed by the Head of the Institution should reach ‘Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002’, latest by 15th September, 2018.

The soft copy of complete application (single PDF file only) should be emailed to: Name and Area of Research should be included in the subject line of email. The soft copy filename should be saved as: Name of Applicant Area of Research.

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