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Institute: Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi

Programmes: Early Career and Senior Scientists Visiting Fellowship Programme for Australia-2012

Fields of Research:
Proposals in any field of natural science, basic and applied, and engineering science, mathematics, statistics and health will be considered. Applicants engaged in multidisciplinary research are invited to apply but should note that proposals for research solely in humanities, social or behavioural science are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility:


Early Career Visiting Fellowships:
PhD degree or equivalent, which has been received within 10 years of submitting the grant application. An extension to this limit may be approved due to significant career interruptions.

Senior Visiting Fellowships:
Must be a senior scientist, university professor or other researcher with substantial professorial experience e.g. have been engaged in research at a university or research institute for at least 10 years, following completion of a PhD degree or equivalent

Age Limit: not more than 55 years as on 30th September, 2012

Duration:
The duration for the Early Career Visiting Fellowships must be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months. The duration of the Senior Visiting Fellowship must be for a minimum of 1week and a maximum of 2 Weeks. The program does not provide funds for bench fees and managerial costs.

Scholarship Details:

Early Career Researchers:
Number of Fellowships: 20 Fellowships
Duration of Fellowship: 3-12 months
Fellowship amount per month: USD 3000
Contingency grant (to cover visa charges & medical insurance): Rs. 20,000
Cost of to and fro air passage in economy: as per actual class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host institute in Australia.
Fellows will also be permitted to travel within the host country for attending conference/workshop or visit other institute with the approval of host institute. For this purpose, the fellows will be entitled to a grant of USD 600 for fellowship duration up to six months and USD 1200 for fellowship duration beyond six months. The claim should be supported with vouchers.

Senior Scientists:
Number of Fellowships: 10 Fellowships
Duration of Fellowship: 1-2 weeks
Fellowship amount: USD 250 per day (per-dim@ USD 100 per day and accommodation charges @ USD 150 per day supported by vouchers)
Contingency grant (to cover visa charges & medical insurance): Rs. 10,000/-
Cost of to and fro air passage in economy: as per actual class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host institute in Australia.
The Fellows will be entitled to a grant of USD 500 for travel within the host country for attending conference/workshop or visit other institute with the approval of host institute. The claim should be supported with vouchers.

Reporting Requirements:
Successful applicants are required to submit two reports of their visit, one within 30 days and one 12 months after returning to India. It is anticipated that the latter report will indicate how the collaboration has progressed.

How to apply:
Click here to download the application form

Documents to be submitted along with application form:
Application form
Copy of PhD Degree
Proof of Indian citizenship
Letter of invitation from each host being visited
Letter of support from department/division head
Detailed publication list
One A4 page curriculum vitae

Note:
Three(3) sets of the application duly completed along with one set as soft copy in Word Document must be submitted to the address mentioned below.
The application must be endorsed by the Head of the institution.

Application deadline: September 30, 2012

Address:
The Executive Director
Indian National Science Academy
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi – 110 002
Email: esoffice@insa.nic.in, intacademy@insa.nic.in
Website: http://insaindia.org

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