Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Program 2016-2017 ~ helpBIOTECH

30 September 2016

Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Program 2016-2017

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Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Programme 2016-2017

Administered by

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Supported by

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi invites Indian early and mid-career scientists/researchers to apply for the Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Programme 2016-2017. The EMCR Fellowship Programme is designed to support Indian scientists/researchers to travel to Australia and work with leading researchers at major Australian science and technology institutions/universities/organizations for a period of 3 to 9 months. They are intended to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between India and Australia by 

developing researchers’ expertise in international collaboration and fostering long-term relationships between Indian and Australian researchers 

developing the researchers’ leadership skills as future ‘science ambassadors’ for India and 

providing a catalyst for future India-Australia research collaboration


(a) The applicant should be Indian national, residing in India, holding a regular position in a recognized S&T Institution/University and actively engaged in research work in frontline areas.

(b) Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. degree within 10 years of the submitting fellowship application and should be less than 45 years of age as on the last date of submission.

(c) Applicants must not have been awarded previously an Indo-Australia Visiting Fellowship 2012-2013.

(d) The applicant should have been accepted to work in any institute/laboratory in Australia to be visited and this 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 programme of his/her collaborative research work to be conducted in consultation with the host scientist(s) in Australia.

(f) All applications should be forwarded through proper channel by the employer/Head of the institution.

Proposals will be assessed on the scientific merit of the research, the demonstrated achievements of the applicant in the context of his/her career to date, the appropriateness of the work being done in Australia, the value of the expected outcome of the research project to Indian Science, and whether the visit will improve Indian access to global leading-edge science and technology. He/She should propose a collaborative research project, or a specific activity, which has been developed in consultation with host scientist(s) in Australia.

The grant scheme is not to supplement or extend either study or sabbatical leave that is being conducted overseas. The proposed visit should initiate or consolidate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.

Field of Research Proposals in any field of natural science (basic and applied), engineering science, mathematics, statistics, health and multi-disciplinary research in science & technology will be considered. Applicants engaged in multi-disciplinary research are invited to apply but should note that proposals for research solely in humanities, social or behavioural science are not eligible to apply.

Duration The travel must commence between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017 and must be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months in duration. All travel must be completed by 31 March 2018. Fellows are responsible for making their own travel, visa, insurance and accommodation arrangements, in consultation with the host institution as appropriate. The fellowship does not include support for bench fees and managerial costs.

Scope of Finance

Number of Fellowships : 15 Fellowships

Duration of Fellowship : 3-9 months

Fellowship amount per month : USD 3000/- per month

Contingency grant (to cover visa charges : Rs. 25,000/- and medical insurance etc.)

Cost of to and fro air passage in economy : Rs. 1,00,000/-

Class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host institute in Australia.

The Fellows will be entitled to a grant of USD 1200/- for travel within the host country for attending a conference/workshop or visit other institute with the approval of host institute.

The claim should be supported with vouchers. Reporting Requirements Successful applicants are required to submit reports of their visit within 2 months after returning to India. It is anticipated that the report will indicate how the collaboration has progressed.


1. Application form (dully filled and forwarded through proper channel)

2. Copy of Ph.D. Degree (Self attested)

3. Letter of invitation from each host being visited

4. Letter of support from department/division head

5. Detailed publication list

6. Short CV (max 2 pages)

Two(2) sets of complete application form duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution/University should reached the following address latest by 21 November 2016. Soft copy of the same in PDF format should also sent to the given email before the due date. Applications received after the last date will not be considered in any case. The last date for receiving complete applications is 21 November 2016.

The Executive Director

Indian National Science Academy

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi – 110002 INDIA


Phone: 011-23221931-23221950 (20 lines) (EPABX) Fax: 011-23231095

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