The NAM S&T Centre has initiated a Joint CSIR/CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) – NAM S&T Centre Fellowship scheme with the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India, a constituent Laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India for providing opportunities to the researchers from developing countries to affiliate themselves with CFTRI to undertake training, upgrade their research skills and conduct joint research in various fields of food science and technology and is pleased to invite nominations for years 2012-2013.
Four Fellowships are available under this new scheme for a maximum duration of 6 months each and are awarded to only one scientist each from any given developing country (except India) on a strictly competitive basis of the applicant’s academic and professional background, the proposed Plan of Work and mutual research interests of the applicant and CFTRI. Selection decision by CFTRI is final.
The Fellowship scheme provides financial assistance, under which CFTRI would provide single accommodation in Mysore and a subsistence allowance of US$300 per month to the selected researchers during the tenure of the Fellowship. The NAM S&T Centre will borne the cost of the return international airfare from the home country to Bangalore (140 km from Mysore) for the scientists selected from member countries and S&T-Industry Network members which have no annual membership subscription dues. Applications from non-paying member countries and non-paying S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and other developing countries will also be considered, but the international airfare will not be covered and a processing fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre shall be made in advance to meet a part of its administrative expenditure.
To prepare the proposal applicants should carefully study the material available on the CFTRI website www.cftri.com
They may also get in touch with the CFTRI researchers on e-mail for consultation before finalising the proposal.
Completed application forms including a proposed research plan shall be submitted to the NAM S&T Centre. All applicants are required to seek administrative clearance from their respective parent organisations and those eligible for the international fare from the NAM S&T Centre are further required to seek endorsement of the Focal Points of the NAM S&T Centre in their respective countries. For list of the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre and the Focal Points in these countries, please visit the Centre’s website www.namstct.org
The closing date for submitting application for the Fellowship is December 16th, 2011.
Detailed guidelines of the Fellowship scheme and the application form is downloadable by clicking HERE.
For futher enquiries, kindly contact:
Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha
Director and Executive Head
Centre for Science & Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)
Core 6A, 2nd Floor
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003, INDIA
Phone: (+91)(11) 24645134/24644974
Fax: (+91)(11) 24644973