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2014 TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Scholars in Physical Sciences, India

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TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences are offering fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries to pursue PhD or Postdoctoral level research in physical sciences. TWAS-SN Bose Fellowships are tenable at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science in Kolkata, India. Fellowships are awarded for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension (PhD) and for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months (postdoctoral). The application deadline is 31 August 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing research at PhD and Postdoctoral level at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science in Kolkata, India.
Scholarship Provider: TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
  • 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;
  • be employed at a university or research institution;
  • hold a Master's degree/PhD degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry;
  • be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of of a developing country (other than India): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for this SN Bose fellowship programme.

Scholarship Description: The S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science in Kolkata, India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue Postgraduate and Postdoctoral in physical sciences. TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India for studies leading towards a PhD degree in the physical sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): TWAS-SN Bose Fellowships are awarded for studies leading towards a PhD degree in the physical sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension and for studies towards postdoctoral research in the physical sciences for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.

What does it cover? S.N. Bose will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Free on-campus accommodation will be provided.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre 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. The subject line must contain: Bose/PDoc/candidate's surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Applications for the SN Bose-TWAS Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 August 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences


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