Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Programme 2016-2017
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
Eligibility : (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.
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.
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 and medical insurance etc.) : Rs. 25,000/-
Cost of to and fro air passage in economy, Class from the place of working in India to the place of overseas host institute in Australia : Rs. 1,00,000/-
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