COSTED is an interdisciplinary committee of the Paris-based International Council for Science (ICSU) 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 geographical 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.
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 affiliated to scientific or academic institutions in developing countries in the Asian (excluding India), African, Arab and Latin American regions.
Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.
The length of the fellowship is up to three months and it is obligatory for awardees to spend this entire period making maximum benefit of the fellowship.
The fellowship covers board, lodging 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.
Deadline: 30 June and 31 December each year.