This Fellowship Scheme was instituted in 1989 to commemorate Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s support for science and was first awarded for the year 1991.This lectureship would enable the Academy to project the progress made by India in Science and Technology in the countries abroad. One Fellowship would be awarded every 3 years and would not be restricted to the countries with whom INSA has Exchange Programme. The selected scientists would be deputed to undertake a visit upto the period of 4 weeks in one or two countries to be specified each year. INSA would meet the cost of return passage of the awardee from the place of duty to the last destination. If the awardee desires to visit a country with whom INSA has exchange programme, the cooperating Academy/Organisation of that country would be requested to provide local hospitality for a period up to 4 weeks. Cost of travel expenses including visa , insurance and per diem will be paid as per Govt. of India norms.