The Indian National Science Academy(INSA), New Delhi invites applications from outstanding Indian young scientists/researchers to apply for the Indo-Japanese Joint Project on “Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017-2018” coordinated by INSA and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This program is supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.


The main objective of this young researcher exchange program is to contribute to the advancement of Science & Technology and to the benefit of society at large. This fellowship program is designed to support Indian scientists/researchers to travel to Japan and work with leading researchers at major Japanese science and technology institutions/universities/organizations for a period of 2 to 6 months. They are intended to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between India and Japan by
1. developing researchers’ expertise in international collaboration and fostering long-term relationships between Indian and
Japanese researchers;
2. developing the researchers’ leadership skills as future ‘science ambassadors’ for India; and
3. providing a catalyst for future India-Japan research collaboration.


(a) The applicant should be Indian citizen, residing in India, and be a Postdoc and/or a scientist/faculty member working in a regular capacity in a UGC (University Grants Commission) recognized University/Deemed University/Academic Institute or National Research & Development Laboratory/Institute and actively engaged in research work in the related areas.
(b) Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. degree and should be less than 40 years of age as on the last date of submission.
(c) Applicants should not have availed any overseas fellowship in previous 3 years.
(d) The applicant should have been accepted to work in an institute/laboratory in Japan to be visited. Such acceptance should be supported by a letter of invitation from the host Institution(s) commenting on the proposed collaboration.
(e) The applicant should submit a detailed program of his/her collaborative research work to be conducted in consultation with the host scientist(s) in Japan.
(f) All applications should be forwarded through proper channel by the employer/Head of the Institution.
(g) The selected candidate is required to sign Service Bond (Format-6) to the parent Institute for a period of three (3) years.
Candidate should check detail with their parent institute/university before applying.

Documents to be Submitted

1. Application form as per INSA format (duly filled and forwarded through proper channel).
2. Copy of Ph.D. Degree (Self-attested).
3. Letter of Support/NoC from the parent Institute/University and certifying that candidate is not serving any bond beyond 01.01.2018.
4. Letter of invitation from the Japanese host.
5. List of best 10 publications.
6. Short CV (max.1 page).

Number of Fellowships: 10 Fellowships

Duration of Fellowship: 2 to 6 Months

The last date to apply is 25 October 2017.


The Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific)
Indian National Science Academy
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi – 110002, INDIA
Email: insadstjsps@gmail.com
Phone: 011-23221931-23221950 (20 lines) (EPABX)

For more info please follow the link here:- www.insaindia.res.in or, see the notification HERE.