These fellowships have been instituted for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research leading towards Ph.D. in newly emerging areas in biotechnology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/ Institutes in India. Around 25 Pre Doctoral Fellowships are given.
Eligibility: The minimum qualification required is a Master’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent degree. The candidate should be a regular employee in a developing country and should be holding a research assignment. Fellowship for Ph.D is awarded only to candidates who are registered for Ph.D (in a University either in their home country or in India). The age limit is 35 years.
Fellowship amount: The fellowship includes monthly stipend plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Medical Allowance as per Host Institute norms. An annual Contingency grant of Rs. 50,000/- is also provided. The cost of international travel by shortest route will be met by TWAS. The duration of fellowship is for 2+3 years (JRF + SRF).