TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2024

 Deadline: 1st of July, 2024.

For the 2024 TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Program, applications are now being accepted.Fellowships are available for young foreign scientists from poor countries who want to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences from TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India.

Programme details

  • TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India for studies leading towards a PhD degree in one of the fields of natural sciences and life sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension.


Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country;
  • hold a Masters Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics. S/he must have completed at least a total 5 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a recognized university or institute.
  • be accepted by a department of the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences. Prospective applicants are advised to visit the Centre’s website www.bose.res.in and seek to find a potential supervisor under whom they would like to pursue their research and contact them.
  • Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S. N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail (deanap@bose.res.in). In contacting the Dean (Academic Programme), applicants must fill out the “SNB FORM” (that can be downloaded below) and request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 July 2024.
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.

Downloadable documents (see at the bottom of the webpage):

  • Online Forms Tutorial
  • Sample acceptance letter (PDF)
  • Sample acceptance letter (Word)
  • SNB Form

Click here to apply

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