International

International Exchange And CollaborationINSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIPAgreements / MoUInsa ChairsInternational linkagesOverseas Collaborating AcademiesProcedure for Nomination of Indian Scientists under Bilateral Exchange ProgramVisit of Foreign ScientistsInternational AwardsInternational Visiting FellowshipLatest Selection ListANNUAL QUOTA FOR EXCHANGE OF VISITS

International Exchange And Collaboration

Background
 

Since 1968, the Academy has been successfully collaborating with scientific academies/organizations abroad by exchanging research experience and scientific information. Such a relationship is achieved usually through bilateral cooperation i.e. exchange of scientific information and publications, exchange of scientist’s visits, cooperative research projects, organization of joint symposia and other scientific activities. The Academy coordinates the exchange programme by facilitating contacts of individuals/scientific institutions in India with those of various foreign collaborating countries. To realize these objectives, the Academy has established Bilateral Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding with 59 Science Academies/Organizations in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Latin America. Under the Exchange Programme, the visit of the scientists are exchanged under two categories- short term visits for 2-8 weeks and Long term/Fellowship visits upto 6 months. Generally, the senior scientists are nominated for short term visits for having discussion and interaction with Scientists in different Institutions and the young scientists are nominated for longer duration for having collaborative research/training preferably in one institute/laboratory abroad.

In 1989, the Academy instituted the  Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal to be awarded annually forinternational cooperation in Science & Technology and for contributions to public understanding of Science. Scientists from all nations are eligible for consideration. The first award was made in 1990. The award carries a bronze medal and a citation. The travel and local expenses for the journey performed to deliver the award lecture will be paid to the awardee by the Academy. (for details see International awards)
The Academy, also in 1989 instituted the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary visiting Fellowship to commemorate Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s commitment and sustained support for science. This Fellowship enables the Academy to project the achievements of Indian Science & Technology abroad. One Fellowship is awarded every third year to a distinguished Indian Scientist for delivering the series of Lectures abroad not restricted to countries with which the Academy has Exchange Programme( for details see International Visiting Fellowship).Since 1976, the Indian National Science Academy and The Royal Society, London had been jointly organizing the Blackett Memorial Lecture and the Sir J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture every two years alternately in India and the United Kingdom. The British scientists delivered the Blackett Memorial Lecture in India, whereas the Indian Scientists delivered the Sir J.C. Bose lecture in U.K. Following the communication received from the Royal Society, London, the Blackett Memorial Lecture and the J C Bose Memorial Lecture have been discontinued from 2010 onwards. Further in 2011 INSA has re-established the Lecture series to be awarded to a scientist of international repute in any branch of science.Beginning 2005, the Academy in association with the French Academy of Sciences instituted “Etienne Wolff- Ramanujan Lecture Series” to be organised alternately in India and France . The Etienne Wolff Lecture is delivered by French scientist in India and the Ramanujan Lecture is delivered in France by the Indian scientist alternately.(see details)

INSA-German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina Lecture Series: INSA and German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina have jointly taken an initative to establish Lecture series between the two academies. A senior Indian speaker will deliver a (or a series of) lecture/s in Germany in one year and alternatively, a German scientist in India in the following year. This lecture series will be in addition to Indo-German Joint Symposia.(see details)

To support and encourage the scientists and technologists from other developing countries to pursue their research and training in Indian scientific research institutions, the Academy jointly with the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has instituted a INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship.20 Fellowships are supported annually under this programme. The Fellowship covers to and fro airfare, board and lodging at the affiliated institution/s and a maintenance allowance to meet the incidental and other miscellaneous expenses.

The Academy has been a member of the IA PartnershipThird World Network of Scientific Organization(TWNSO), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and is playing an active role in promotion of science & technology in the Asian region by cooperating with the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)Science Council of Asia (SCA) established by Japan Science Council (SCJ).

(INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP)

Introduction
         
 Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS (Formerly CCSTDS) in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries. The Fellowship established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust will foster advanced research training of scientists from the developing world and promote south-south co-operation.

Scope and Duration of Fellowship
The Fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries all over the world to undertake research studies in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at the Indian Centres of Excellence. The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of their research work in India. The awardees may either correspond with the host institute and opt to work there if offered placement or seek the assistance of CICS for placement.
 About 10 Fellowships are provided annually. The Fellowship Applications will be scrutinized twice a year in May and November by a selection committee. The Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses. The maximum period of award will be for three months.
The awardees are allowed to choose a fellowship period mutually convenient to them and the host institute.


On successful completion of the program, the awardees are required to submit a brief report to the centre and participate in subsequent feedback requirements on the usefulness of the program in their home country.
Eligibility
Applicant (other than Indian) possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/ Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country (Other than India).
Applicant must possess a valid passport.


Guidelines
The prescribed application can be downloaded from CICS website: http://www.insaindia.res.in
 
The last date for receipt of the applications are 30th April and 31st October in a calendar year.
 
List of enclosure to accompany the application:-

A detailed curriculum vitae containing the date of birth and age, applicant’s research interest and experience, publications (only those in referred journals), present position, scientific affiliations, awards and scholarships etc.
A brief write up describing the proposed research work.
Two passport size photographs.
Copy of degree certificate for highest qualification.
A letter of consent from Parent Institution.
 
Applications should be forwarded by an appropriate authority.
 
Selected candidates must obtain permission/leave from their parent institutions.
 
Selected candidates must obtain Indian Visa for the proposed period of research upon advice from CICS.


List of candidates trained and their respective Mentors & Host Institutions in India
 
 
Download Form
List of Scientist Selected Under INSA – JRD TATA Fellowship

Agreements / MoU with Overseas Academies

S.NoCountryName of the AcademyDate & Venue
of Agreement / MoU/ signed
PDF
1AfghanistanThe Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan10 September 2012Pdf Link
2AustraliaAustralian Academy of Sciences, Canberra*5 December, 2012Pdf Link
3AustriaThe Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria10th May, 2012Pdf Link
4BelarusThe Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk11th  September  2017Pdf Link
5Czech RepublicCzech Academy of Sciences, Prague11th April 2017Pdf Link
6FranceAcademie des Sciences (French  Academy of Sciences) Paris4th July 2018Pdf Link
7GermanyThe German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina  25th May, 2012Pdf Link
8Iran  Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran     17th July, 2012,Pdf Link
9IsraelThe Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities, Jerusalem22 November, 2012Pdf Link
10KenyaAfrican Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya7th February, 2012Pdf Link
11Korea (South)Korean Academy of Science & Technology (KAST ), Seoul12th Nov.2013Pdf Link
12MongoliaMongolian Academy of Sciences,  
Ulaanbaatar
October 16, 2014Pdf Link
13MoroccoHassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco23rd May, 2012Pdf Link
14PolandPolish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland*16th March, 2012Pdf Link
15RussiaFar Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)     15 October 2014Pdf Link
16SloveniaThe Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia7th May, 2012Pdf Link
17South AfricaAcademy of Science of South Africa8 March, 2013Pdf Link
18SudanSudan Academy of Sciences (SAS)22 March, 2013Pdf Link
19TaiwanThe Academia Sinica of Taiwan, Taiwan*31 July, 2018Pdf Link

Call for Nomination of Overseas Scientists under INSA Chair 2023


Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Belarus

Brazil

Canada

China

Cuba

Czech-Rep.

Finland

France

Hangary

Germany

Japan

Korea

Kyrghyz Rep.

UK

Netherlands

Philippines

Poland

Russia

Slovak

Slovania

Sweden

Nepal

Ukraine

USA

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Israel

North Korea


Ireland


Jordan

Bangladesh

Pakistan

Taiwan

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Sweden

Turkey

Mauritius

Sri Lanka

International Exchange And Collaboration

LIST OF FOREIGN ACADEMIES HAVING AGREEMENTS / MoUs WITH INSA

S.NoCountryName of the Academy
1AfghanistanThe Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
2ArgentinaAcademia Nacional De Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas Y Naturales, Argentina
3ArmeniaNational Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Armenia
4AustraliaAustralian Academy of Sciences, Canberra*
5AustriaThe Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
6BangladeshBangladesh Academy of Sciences, Bangladesh
7BelarusThe Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk
8BelgradeSerbian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Belgrade
9BrazilBrazilian Academy of Science (BAS), Brazil

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, The Federative Republic of Brazil
10CanadaRoyal Society of Canada, Canada
11ChinaChinese Academy of Sciences, China
12CubaAcademia de Ciencias de Cuba, Cuba
13Czech RepublicAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR), Prague
14FinlandThe delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and letters, Finland
15FranceFrench Academy of Sciences (FAS), Paris
16GermanyThe Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn, Germany
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
The German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
17HungaryThe Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Budapest, Hungary
18IranAcademy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran
19IrelandScience Foundation Ireland (SFI), Ireland
20IsraelThe Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities, Jerusalem*
21JapanThe Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan
22JordanRoyal Scientific Society, Jordan
23KenyaAfrican Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
24Korea (South)The Korea Science & Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), Seoul**
Korean Academy of Science & Technology (KAST ), Seoul
Korea Research Foundation (KRF)*, Seoul
25Korea(North)The State Academy of the DPR Korea, Pyongyang
26Kyrghyz RepublicThe National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrghyz Republic, Kyrghyz Republic
27MongoliaMongolian Academy of Sciences
28MauritiusThe Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST), Mauritius
29MoroccoHassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco
30NepalRoyal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST), Nepal
31The NetherlandsThe Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
32NorwayThe Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Norway
33PakistanPakistan Academy of Sciences, Pakistan
34PhilippinesNational Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines, Philippines
35PolandPolish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland*
36RussiaThe Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)
37SlovakiaThe Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
38SloveniaThe Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia*
The Slovenian Science Foundation, Slovenia
39South AfricaAcademy of Science of South Africa
40Sri LankaThe National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL),Colombo, Sri Lanka
41SudanSudan Academy of Sciences (SAS)
42SwedenRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
43TaiwanAcademia Sinica, Taiwan*
44TurkeyTurkish Academy of Sciences, Turkey
45UKThe Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The Royal Society of London, UK
46UkraineThe Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
47USAThe U.S. National Academy of Sciences, USA
48UzbekistanThe Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
49VietnamNational Centre for Scientific Research, Vietnam
50YugoslaviaThe Council of Academies of Sciences and Arts of SFRY, Yugoslavia


* Agreement Renewed
** Merged into National Research Foundation, Korea.

Visit Of Foreign Scientists

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION

The scientists (from the countries having bilateral arrangements with INSA ) who have established interaction with the Indian scientists and desire to visit India may arrange to send their nomination through their respective Academy to Indian National Science Academy. On getting the nomination, the Academy would be able to arrange the desired programme in India as per the terms and conditions of the Agreement. ( For further details see the website of respective Academy in the List of Overseas Academies)

Statement of Expenditure
Visit Report
 INSA-Vainu Bappu Memorial Award (SC-II)
 The award was established in 1985 from an endowment by Mrs Sunanna Bappu, mother of the late Dr. Manali Vainu Bappu, an eminent Astronomer and a Fellow of the Academy. The award is to be given to a Astronomer / Astrophysicist of international recognition. The first award was announced in 1985. The award consists of a bronze Medal, an honorarium of Rs.25,000/- and a citation. Scientists from all nations are eligible for consideration. In the event of the award being given to a foreign Scientist, the international airfare will be met and he / she may be provided with cash equivalent of the honorarium in US dollars.
 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal
 The award was established in 1989 by the Academy. The award will be given for international cooperation in Science & Technology and for contributions to public understanding of Science. Scientists from all nations are eligible for consideration. The first award was made in 1990. The award carries a plaque and a citation. President INSA, shall suggest names for consideration by the Council at its meeting in October in the year preceding the year of award. The name selected by the Council shall be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy.
 PMS Blackett Memorial Lecture and JC Bose Memorial Lecture
 These Lectureships were established in 2011 from General Funds of the Academy and will be awarded to a scientist of international repute in any branch of science. The award will be given once in three years alternatively i.e. 2013 (first Blackett Memorial lecture), 2016 (first JC Bose Memorial lecture), 2019 (second Blackett Memorial lecture) and so on. The Lectureships carry an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. Scientists from all nations are eligible for consideration. In the event of the award given to an overseas scientist, the international airfare will be reimbursed and the awardee will be provided with cash equivalent of the honorarium in US dollars. The nominations will be invited from the entire Fellowship.

International Exchange And Collaboration

YearJawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary visiting Fellowship Awardees
1991Prof. G. Padmanaban (Biochemistry)- UK
1992Dr.R.Chidambaram (Physics)-Germany and Japan for two weeks each from Sept.26,92.
1993Prof. M.G. Deo (Cell Biology & Medicine)- UK and France during Sept. 1993.
1994Prof. G. Govil (Biophysics)- Japan during November, 1994.
1995Prof. R. Kumar (Engineering)- Germany during Sept. 6-12, 1998.
1996Dr P Balaram, IISc., – UK and Germany
1997Prof H Y Mohan Ram – Brazil 28 days May 2-29,1998.
1998Prof O P Bhutani,IIT, New Delhi – Japan & Korea
1999Prof M Vijayan, (Molecular Biophysics) – U K
2000Dr Darshan Ranganathan, Chemistry – U K
2001Prof S K Malik – not visited
2002Dr R P Gandhi – Czech Rep, Hungary, Slovak & Poland
2003Dr H K Gupta – USA
2004Prof M.S. Jairajpuri- Germany & U.K.
2005Prof R. Godbole
2006Prof T. V. Ramakrishnan-UK
2007Prof R Gadagkar
2008Prof. Deepak Pental-UK
2009Prof. S.C. Lakhotia
2010Dr Krishan Lal
2013Prof. J P Mittal
2016Prof. Rajiva Raman
2019Prof. JP Khurana

Fellowship Guidelines

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION

Deputation of Indian Scientists abroad under International Collaborating / Bilateral Exchange Programme of the Academy

(2.) List of Overseas Scientists selected for INSA Chairs 2018.

ANNUAL QUOTA FOR EXCHANGE OF VISITS

S.NOCOUNTRYMONTHS/ WEEKSNUMBER OF SCIENTISTS
1Brazil6 months (short)
10 months (long)
4-5 scientists (3-8 weeks)
2-3 scientists (3-6 months)
2China24 weeks4-6 scientists(2-4 weeks)
3Czech Republic3 months(short)
9 months(long)
3-4 scientists(2-4 weeks)
2-3 scientists (3 months)
4Edinburgh(Scotland)4 Weeks(short)
1-3 months(long)
Limited no. of Scientists
5France4 weeks2 scientists(2 weeks)
6Germany30 weeks(short)
60 months(long)
10-12scientists(2-3 weeks)
15-20scientists(3-6 months)
7Hungary20 months7 scientists(3 weeks)
2 scientists(5 months)
8Japan200 days(short)
9 months(long)
7-8 scientists (2-4 weeks)
4-5 scientists (1-3 months)
9Kyrghyz Republic20 months for short and long
10Korea (South)12 months4 scientists(10-21 days)
3 scientists(3 months)
11Nepal——-10 scientists(3-4 weeks)
5 scientists (6 months-1 year)
12The Netherlands10 weeks5 scientists(2 weeks)
13Philippines12-15 weeks5 scientists(1-3 weeks)
14Poland24 weeks(short)
18 months(long)
6 scientists(4 weeks)
3 scientists(6 months)
15Russia30 months for short and long12 scientists(4 weeks)
6 scientists(3 months)
16Slovak1.5 months(short)
4 months(long)
3 scientists(2 weeks)
2 scientists(2months)
17Turkey——–4-6 scientists (2-4 weeks)
18Republic Slovenia2 months3-4 scientists (2-4 weeks)
19Ukraine6 months2-4 scientists(2 weeks)
2-3 scientists(2 months)
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