The CV Raman Fellowship for African Researchers is open to African researchers to conduct collaborative research  training for 1-6 months duration at universities and research institutions in India.

The fellowship includes: Post Doctoral Fellowship for 6 months. Visiting Fellowship for 3 months and senior fellowship for one month.

Worth of Award

  • Sustenance Allowance :
    1. Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 40,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses
    2. Visiting Fellowship : “Rs 50,000/- per month including accommodation, food and local travel expenses”
    3. Senior Fellowship : Rs 50,000/- per month + accommodation (accommodation in host institute’s guest house with reasonable facilities / hotel with a cap of Rs 2500 per day).
  • Contingency Grant :
    To cover unforeseen expenses relating to lab/field research, books, stationeries, medicines and other miscellaneous expenses, if any

    1. Post Doctoral Fellowship : Rs 20,000/-
    2. Visiting Fellowship : Rs 10,000/-
    3. Senior Fellowship : Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)
  • Air Fare : A round trip air ticket by economy class


  • The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in the African country and should meet the following eligibility criteria for each of the three categories:
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship : Ph.D
  • Visiting Fellowship : Ph.D / M.Tech / M.Sc. (Engg / Technical) or 4 to 6 years research / teaching experience
  • Senior Fellowship : Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors
  • Open to all African researchers in S&T
  • Enable to undertake research work in India

How to Apply:

  • Selected applicants are required to finalize their duration of stay in India from Jan/Feb 2013 onwards under this fellowship in consultation with their respective host scientists and promptly inform FICCI through email at [email protected]

Deadline: Application closes on 31 July 2013.

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