Department of Science & Technology and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, through the
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have launched C V Raman International Fellowship
for African Researchers programme under the new science and technology initiative to promote scientific
cooperation between Africa and India.
This prestigious fellowship is aimed at further strengthening the bond between Indian and African nations through
science and technology collaboration. FICCI, on behalf of DST, invites applications from African researchers for
award of this fellowship for conducting research in Indian institutions across different areas of science and
Outline of the Fellowship
The objective of C V Raman International Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct research under the guidance of a host scientist in India in order to advance their own research capabilities while contributing to the progress of research in India.
Fields of Research/training
All fields of natural and engineering sciences, including mathematics and statistics are included under this programme. Humanities and behavioral sciences are not covered under this programme
Types of Fellowship Offered
(a) Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Duration 6 months
(b) Visiting Fellowship: Duration 3 months
(c) Senior Fellowship: Duration 1 month
(a) Applicant should be a citizen/permanent resident of an eligible African country having diplomatic relations with India.
(b) Applicant should be actively engaged in research at any recognized university or research institution in any one of the African countries.
(c) Minimum Academic Qualifications Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Completed/Pursuing PhD in any recognised university or research
institution in Africa
Visiting Fellowship: Ph.D / M.Tech/M.Sc or or 4 to 6 years of research/ teaching experience.
Senior Fellowship: Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors
(d) Applicants who have already availed C V Raman International Fellowship in any one of the previous
years are NOT eligible to apply.
(e) Applicants who had applied in any of the previous years but were unsuccessful or could not avail it
may re-apply for the current year.