Applications are now being accepted from young scientists from developing countries (other than India) for the 2014 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and TWAS fellowships which is awarded to pursue research towards a PhD in a field of natural sciences in India.
• TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) for a period of up to four years for studies leading to a PhD degree. Research areas carried out include:
– Theoretical physics
– Condensed matter physics
– Materials science
– Non-conventional energy
– Physical chemistry
– Organic chemistry
– Inorganic chemistry
– Biological chemistry
– Polymer science
Worth of award
• IACS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
• Applicants must observe the IACS academic calendar, which starts in April each year, and be ready to start their Fellowship on the first day of classes/courses.
• The language of instruction is English.
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
• be a maximum age of 30 years on 31 December of the application year;
• hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences;
• be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
• must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country;
• provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean-Academic Prof. Sreebrata Goswami by e-mail ([email protected]) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Goswami applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
• provide evidence of proficiency in English.
How to Apply
• Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
• Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and IACS. The subject line must contain: IACS/PG/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, reference letters can be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
• Applicants to the TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application both to TWAS (by email) and IACS (hard copy only).
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications is August 31, each year.
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