Indian National Science Academy-JRD Tata Fellowship 2019 in India
  • Fully Funded
  • New Delhi

The Indian National Science Academy Fellowship 2019 provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries all over the world to undertake research studies in India. The fellowship covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at the Indian Centers of Excellence. The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of their research work in India. The awardees may either correspond with the host institute to opt to work there if offered placement or seek the assistance of CCSTDS for placement.

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The awardees are allowed to choose a fellowship period mutually convenient to them and the host institute within one year from the date of award. The duration of the fellowship will be three months.

On successful completion of the program, the awardees are required to submit a brief report to the center and participate in subsequent feedback requirements on the usefulness of the program in their home country. About 10 Fellowships are provided annually. The Fellowship Applications will be scrutinized twice a year in May and November by a selection committee.

Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CCSTDS (formerly CICS) in honor of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries. The Fellowship established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust will foster advanced research training of scientists from the developing world and promote south-south co-operation.

The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The foundation of the Academy, earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI), was the outcome of joint endeavors of several organizations and individuals and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) playing a leading role in this regard.




  • The institute provides 10 fellowships annually
  • The Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses
  • The maximum period of the award will be for three months


  • Applicant (other than Indian) possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/ Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country (Other than India).
  • Applicant must possess a valid passport.
Eligible Regions: Developing countries other than India

Application Process

  • The prescribed application can be downloaded from the CCSTDS website (
  • A detailed curriculum vitae containing the date of birth and age, applicant’s research interest and experience, publications (only those in referred journals), present position, scientific affiliations, awards and scholarships etc.
  • A brief write up describing the proposed research work.
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification.
  • A letter of consent from Parent Institution.
  • Applications should be forwarded by an appropriate authority.
  • Selected candidates must obtain permission/leave from their parent institutions.
  • Selected candidates must obtain Indian Visa for the proposed period of research upon advice from CCSTDS.

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