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Asean India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) Application 2020
Asean India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) Notification and Application 2020.

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) programme notification has released by The Department of Science & Technology, ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) under Government Ministry of External Affairs.

The main objectives are based on following principles-
  • Encourage and promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation, including through joint research activity, and development on cross-sectoral areas such as health, communicable and emerging infectious diseases, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, food processing, advanced materials for development of value-added products, and space technology and applications.
  • Encourage and promote cooperation in biotechnology including through capacity building and joint research and development for mutual benefit;
  • Undertake activities and develop program / projects under the organisation Fund.
Objectives of the Scheme:
  • To promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the Member Countries to India and provide them opportunity to work at Indian R&D/ academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise.
  • To facilitate exchange of information and contacts between the scientists and researchers of India and ASEAN Countries and create a network for building research collaborations.
  • As a spin-off, the Fellowship awardees may also have opportunity to get co-supervisors from India for their research projects for Ph.D. or Masters degree on their return to their home countries.
Total Number of fellowships: Initially to start with 50 (fifty) Fellowships per year

Time of Duration: The duration will be two to six months.

Researching Areas:
Agricultural Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemical Sciences & Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy
Science Policy / IPR Management / Technology Transfer & Commercialisation
Other multi-disciplinary areas of Science, Technology and Innovation in alignment with APASTI.

Required Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be holding nationality of any of the ASEAN Member State.
  • Possess at-least a Masters Degree in any Natural Sciences or an equivalent degree in Technology / Engineering / Medicine / allied disciplines.
  • Applicant should be working / studying and / or affiliated to any national R&D or academic institution in his/ her home ASEAN Member country. The application should be endorsed by the Head of his/ her institution confirming that if selected, he/ she will be sanctioned leave for the Fellowship period and will join his/ her duties back in the institution on completion of the Fellowship in India.
  • The upper age limit for the applicant is 45 years as on date of submission of application.
  • The Applicants who have already availed Research Training Fellowship (RTF) are not eligible to apply again.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Indian nationals are not eligible for the Fellowship.
Note: Applicants who have availed any fellowship scheme of Government of India during last 5 years are not ELIGIBLE to apply.

How to apply: Eligible and Interesting Applicants can apply online through website https://aistic.gov.in/.

Important Dates to be noted:
Last date for Submitting: There are two cycles of ending throughout the year.
i.e., 31st December, 2019 and 30th June, 2020.
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