Indian National Science Academy JRD-Tata Fellowships at Research Institutions in India 2020.


Indian National Science Academy JRD-Tata Fellowships application process at Research Institutions in India. Learn the best way to apply for the Indian National Science Academy JRD-Tata Fellowships for the academic year  2020/2021, via Research Institutions Scholarship Portal.

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In this article, we are going to systematically outline the right way to apply for the Indian National Science Academy JRD-Tata Fellowships for interested and qualified applicants.

Scholarship Description

India’s National Science Academy (INSA) provides the JRD-Tata Fellowship awards to assist visiting scientists from the developing nations and enhance cooperation of South-South.

The Fellowship award offers a chance for young scientists, teachers as well as researchers from the developing nations to conduct research studies in India. It includes short-term, participatory research studies in all major fields of science and technology which includes engineering as well as medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of
their research work in India.

The Fellowship Award Applications will be assessed twice a year, in May and November by a selection panel. On successful completion of the program, the awardees are required to submit a brief report to the center and participate in subsequent feedback requirements on the usefulness of the program in their home country.

In January 1935, the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was founded with the aim of furthering science in India and directing resulting scientific knowledge towards the cause of improving humanity and national welfare. The foundation of the Academy, previously referred to as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI), was the result of joint endeavors of many organizations as well as persons and the International Science Council (ISC) playing a leading role in this regard.

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Available Subjects

Major Fields of science and technology which includes engineering and medical sciences.

Eligible Nationalities and Benefits

This scholarship award is available to students from developing nations.

Benefits of the Fellowships

Fellowship award includes paying for return airfare from place of work in their home nation to place of work in India, boarding as well as lodging at the affiliated institution(s), and an adequate amount in Indian currency to foot incidental costs.


  • Candidates (that are not Indian) possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or an equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied fields, lesser than 45 years of age (as of 31st December of the previous year of selection) affiliated to a scientific/academic institution in a developing nation (that is not India).
  • Candidates must have a valid passport.

How to Apply

Documents Required for Application

List of enclosures to accompany the application:-

a) A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) that contains the date of birth, age, candidate’s research interest as well as experience, publications (applies to only those in referred journals), current position, scientific affiliations, awards, scholarships, and so on.
b) A brief write-up that describes the planned research work.
c) Reprints of five (5) best publications (in the past five (5) years)
d) two passport size photographs.
e) Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification.
f) A letter of consent from Parent Institution
g) Copy of first page of passport that shows date of birth, date of issue as well as the date of expiry
h) Acceptance Letter from the Host Research Institution in India (Please obtain letter of Acceptance from the Host Institute as per the format indicated via the link below)

Applications should be forwarded by the competent authority.

Chosen applicants must obtain permission from their parent institutions for undergoing training in India
Chosen applicants must get Indian Visa for the proposed duration of research upon advice from CICS.

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The deadline for the scholarship award application is 31st October 2020. Applicants should ensure they submit their applications on or before the specified date.