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DST Overseas Visiting Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology 2016-17 foreign scholarship

Department of Science andTechnology, Govt. of India
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Department of Science & Technology, Government of India invites application  from Indian nationals for DST's Overseas Visiting Fellowship programme 2016-17 in Nano Science and Technology.  The fellowship which will be awarded under the DST's capacity building programme "Nano Mission" will  provide a unique opportunity to 10 Indian researchers to conduct advanced  research in laboratories/Institutions  abroad in the field of Nano-Science and Technology. The duration of fellowship shall be one year and during this tenure, each selected fellow will receive handsome stipend in US Dollars from the host institution.

In order to apply for this fellowship the applicant must have a completed PhD degree in science and engineering from recognised Institutions located in India. In addition, an applicant is required to submit a concise research proposal in the area of nano-science and technology that he/she would be undertaking during the fellowship period.

The selection of the fellows will be done by DST Nano Mission Overseas Visiting Fellowship Committee. While choosing candidates, the committee will give preference to those candidates  who have not availed any post-doctoral position abroad.



1. The DST Overseas visiting fellowship in Nano Science and Technology is open to all Indian Nationals who have completed their PhD degree in Science and Engineering from recognised institution located in India.
2. Those who have submitted their thesis and waiting for  results are also eligible to apply.
3. The applications should be accompanied by an offer/invitation letter from the host institution and acceptance from the prospective adviser. The letter must mention that the host has reviewed the research proposal and is willing to provide all
    infrastructural support without any overhead cost, in addition to extending all support for visa in respect of the selected candidates.
4. Preference will be given to those candidates who have not availed any postdoctoral position abroad.



Deadline Details

Applications for DST Overseas visiting fellowship in Nano Science and Technology 2016-17 can be sent within two months from the date of publication of this advertisement i.e. you may send application up to 29th January 2017


Scholarship Amount Details
  • Each selected fellow under DST Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme in Nano Science and Technology will receive a monthly fellowship of US $ 3000 for one year and one-time contingency allowance of Rs.60,000/- (subject to actual) to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, medical insurance etc.
  • The selected fellow will also be provided economy classn air ticket rom their  place of resident in India to the place of host institution 


Mode of application : online
1.Applicant who wish to apply for DST Overseas Visiting Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology(NST) may download the application format by clicking on apply link of the site.
2.The soft copy of application form along with the research proposal should be emailed to  
3.The hardcopy of the research proposal enclosed in an envelope superscribing "“DST Overseas Visiting Fellowship: 2016-17” should be despatched to The Senior Administrative Officer, DST Overseas Visiting Fellowship in NST, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for  Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.

Checklist (Documents/enclosures required)

  • Filled in application 
  • Bio-data of the candidate
  • Letter of acceptance from host institution/advisor
  • Letter of acceptance of research plan by the host advisor
  • Statement from the employer (For employed applicant)
  • Summary of the applicant  


The Senior Administrative Officer,
DST Overseas Visiting Fellowship in NST,
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for  Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.

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