C.V. Raman International Fellowship 2023 for African Researchers

Deadline: October 30, 2022

The C.V. Raman Fellowship 2023 for African Researchers programme was introduced by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI), through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), as part of the India-Africa Forum Summit to support the development of human capacity through scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and India.

The objective of this Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct collaborative research in various areas of science and technology in different Indian universities and R&D institutions under guidance of host scientists in India. This prestigious fellowship is aimed at further strengthen the bond between India and African nations in the fields of science and technology.

There are three types of fellowships available:

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Duration 6 months
  • Visiting Fellowship: Duration 3 months
  • Senior Fellowship: Duration 1 month


Sustenance Allowance

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Rs 40,000/- per month
  • Visiting Fellowship: Rs 50,000/- per month
  • Senior Fellowship: Rs 50,000/- per month

Contingency Grant (To cover unforeseen expenses relating to lab/field research, books, stationeries, medicines and other miscellaneous expenses, if any)

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Rs 20,000/-
  • Visiting Fellowship: Rs 10,000/-
  • Senior Fellowship: Rs 10000 + local travel grant(upto max.Rs.30000)


The applicant should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in the African country and should meet the following eligibility criteria for each of the three categories:

  • Doctoral / Post Doctoral Fellowship: Completed / Pursuing PhD in any recognised university or research institution in Africa
  • Visiting Fellowship: Ph.D / M.Tech / M.Sc. (Engg / Technical) or 4 to 6 years research / teaching experience
  • Senior Fellowship: Senior Experts / Scientists / Professors


Selected applicants are required to finalize their duration of stay in India in consultation with their respective host scientists and promptly inform FICCI through email at scholars@ficci.com

The following documents are to be submitted:

  • Application Form duly filled-in by applicant
  • Letter-of-Consent by Applicant’s proposed host stating that he / she is willing to accept the applicant at his / her institution during the period of the fellowship tenure
  • Letter of Recommendation / Reference from applicant’s current employer or place of employment
  • Copy of research / training plan in India, duly approved by applicant’s proposed host scientist
  • Copy of applicant’s highest educational qualification
  • Photocopy of applicant’s valid Passport, showing his / her picture, passport number and other personal details

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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