The Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), invites applications from researchers holding permanent positions in their Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and who are actively involved in research activities to visit India under the India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme to pursue research in frontier/ advanced areas of science including Medicine and Agriculture for a period of 3 – 6 months. The Fellowship is supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India as follows:

Fellowship Allowance:

  • Rs. 50,000/- per month which includes accommodation

Contingency grant to Fellow Scientist:

  • Rs. 10,000/- as one time contingency grant.

Contingency research grant for host scientist (through institution):

  • Rs. 20,000/- as one time grant


  • Round trip air ticket by economy class from the place of employment in their own country to the Indian host institute, through shortest route. Local transport by Road / rail between the nearest airport and the host institute in India.

Visa fee:

  • Will be reimbursed

For details, refer attached brochure here.