India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) announces 20 fellowships for scientists and researchers from developing countries for collaboration with Indian research partners. Thematic areas include agricultural sciences, biological sciences, and several others.The fellowships program is coordinated through the Center for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Center). Fellowships are for six months. Applicants should be below 40 years of age, who possess at least a Master’s Degree in the relevant natural sciences.Full financial assistance will be provided to the Fellows including:
- Round-trip international airfare by excursion/economy class;
- A consolidated monthly fellowship amount of Indian Rupees 35,000 [about US$650 at the current exchange rate] to cover accommodation, meals and other miscellaneous expenses; and
- A one-time grant of Indian Rupees 15,000 [about US$280] for domestic travel, including airport transfers and visiting research institutions, attending scientific /events, and field-trips within India.