C.V. Raman International Fellowship 2023 for African Researchers

Deadline: October 30, 2022

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI), through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have launched the C.V. Raman Fellowship 2023 for African Researchers programme under the India-Africa Forum Summit to promote human capacity building through scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and India.

The objective of this Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct collaborative research in various areas of science and technology in different Indian universities and R&D institutions under guidance of host scientists in India. This prestigious fellowship is aimed to further strengthen the bond between India and African nations in the fields of science and technology.

There are three types of fellowships available:

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Duration 6 months
  • Visiting Fellowship: Duration 3 months
  • Senior Fellowship: Duration 1 month


Sustenance Allowance

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Rs 40,000/- per month
  • Visiting Fellowship: Rs 50,000/- per month
  • Senior Fellowship: Rs 50,000/- per month

Contingency Grant (To cover unforeseen expenses relating to lab/field research, books, stationeries, medicines and other miscellaneous expenses, if any)

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Rs 20,000/-
  • Visiting Fellowship: Rs 10,000/-
  • Senior Fellowship: Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)


The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in the African country and should meet the following eligibility criteria for each of the three categories:

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Completed / Pursuing PhD in any recognised university or research institution in Africa
  • Visiting Fellowship: Ph.D / M.Tech / M.Sc. (Engg / Technical) or 4 to 6 years research / teaching experience
  • Senior Fellowship: Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors


Selected applicants are required to finalize their duration of stay in India in consultation with their respective host scientists and promptly inform FICCI through email at [email protected]

The following documents are to be submitted:

  • Application Form duly filled-in by applicant
  • Letter-of-Consent by Applicant’s proposed host stating that he / she is willing to accept the applicant at his / her institution during the period of the fellowship tenure
  • Letter of Recommendation / Reference from applicant’s current employer or place of employment
  • Copy of research / training plan in India, duly approved by applicant’s proposed host scientist
  • Copy of applicant’s highest educational qualification
  • Photocopy of applicant’s valid Passport, showing his / her picture, passport number and other personal details

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For more information, visit C.V. Raman International Fellowship.

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