IGSTC Industrial Fellowships

IGSTC Industrial Fellowships Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Government of Germany invites applications for availing Industrial Fellowships to encourage young researchers towards applied research. This programme is aimed at encouraging PhD students/researchers in S&T with appreciable track record and having aptitude for applied research and technology development.

Fellowships are offered at two levels:

  • PhD Industrial Exposure Fellowship - Young researchers who have completed one year of their PhD course in Science/Engineering from India and with an age limit of 28 yrs are eligible. The duration of the Fellowship is up to six months.

  • Post Doctoral Industrial Fellowship – Fresh PhDs in Science/Engineering with an age limit of 35 yrs (and within 2 years of completion of PhDs from Indian institutes/universities) are eligible. Talented researchers not holding a permanent position or having a career break satisfying above age and PhD criteria are also eligible. The duration of Fellowship is up to twelve months.

Applicants would need to identify the industry/industrial research organisation in Germany and have to submit consent letters from the host industry in Germany and their mentor from India.


Funding Support PhD Industrial Exposure Fellowship: € 1500 per month + travel, visa and medical insurance support. Post Doctoral Industrial Fellowship: € 2500 per month + travel, visa and medical insurance support.


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