In line with its resolute efforts to promote south-south cooperation through capacity building, holding training courses and conferences and organising transfer of technology in different areas of science and technology, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) has instituted two Fellowship schemes that are aimed at supporting the deserving young scientists in the developing countries to establish closer linkages with the scientists/institutions in their fields of interest in other developing countries.
i. NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship: Five Fellowships are available to the young scientists and professionals only from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, as listed on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org, with one Fellowship each for each member country every year. Under this scheme, the Centre pays the return international airfare to the selected Fellow provided that the concerned institution in the host country has already agreed to give free hospitality (furnished accommodation, meals and/or a per diem allowance) to the applicant during his/her stay. Therefore before applying for this Fellowship an applicant should first establish contact with the prospective host agency / institution in another developing country and obtain an acceptance letter, which should clearly state the financial liability on the host agency/institution during the period of affiliation of the applicant with them. Application for this Fellowship may be submitted anytime in the year along with the acceptance letter from the host agency / institution.
ii. Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Fellowship: Five Fellowships are available to the scientists and researchers from the developing countries to work in the laboratories of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan for a maximum period of 3 months in the fields related to Natural Products Chemistry, Herbal Medicines and Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Neutraceuticals, Molecular Medicine, Drug Research, Clinical Research & Practices or any other subjects agreed upon by the ICCBS authorities. Only one Fellowship is awarded every year to each developing country, with preference given to the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, on a strictly competitive basis based on the applicant’s academic and professional background, the plan of work and the mutual research interests of the applicant and ICCBS. Under this scheme, ICCBS provides local hospitality, e.g. furnished accommodation and an out-of-pocket allowance @US$130 per month to the selected applicants. The NAM S&T Centre pays the return international airfare only to the Fellow selected from within the member countries of the Centre as listed on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org, but the Fellows selected from non-member developing countries have to arrange their own international fare to visit Karachi. Application for Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Fellowship may be submitted latest by 31st July 2007.
For more information, contact
Prof. Arun P. Kulshreshtha,
Centre for Science & Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries
(NAM S&T Centre),
Core 6A, 2nd Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)
Ph.:(+91)(11) 24645134/24644974 (O)
Cell: (+91) 9810442742
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