COSTED is an interdisciplinary committee of the Paris-based International Council for Science (ISCU) with a primary objective of linking science and technology for development and capacity building.
This programme upholds the ICSU philosophy of encouraging the development and sharing of the benefits of science across geographic borders.
The JNCASR is a centre of excellence located in Bangalore, India, and works closely with several other reputed academic institutions.
Over the last four years of its operation the programme has attracted young scientists from developing countries all over the world to visit Indian centres of excellence for research training and collaborations.
This fellowship programme is jointly instituted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and the Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED) to foster free mobility and exchange of scientists from developing countries and to promote South-South co-operation.
The fellowship covers short-term research, training or participatory research work in physical, chemical and biological sciences in reputed scientific institutions in India including the JNCASR.
The programme is open to scientists, teachers and research scholars in the developing countries in Asian, African, Arab and Latin American regions.
The duration of the fellowship is up to 3 months and it is obligatory on awardees to spend this full period utilising the Fellowship to derive maximum benefit.
The fellowship covers boarding, lodging (for the individual only) at the affiliated institution and other subsistence expenses in the form of an adequate allowance in Indian currency.
Travel support in the form of a Prepaid Travel Advice (PTA) will be provided for selected candidates.
Applicant must be a scientist, teacher or a research scholar affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country in Asia (other than India), Africa, Latin America and Arab region.
Deadline: 30th June and 31st December each year.