Indian National Science Academy(INSA) New Delhi Visiting Scientist Fellowship Programme 2020

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has invited applications from the Scientists or faculties holding regular positions in any recognised institution or laboratory within India for appointment of Visiting Scientist under the Visiting Scientist Programme -2020. Interested candidates may apply for the award before the last date: 31.01.2020.

About INSA

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI). It was established in 1935 by the joints efforts of several organizations and the Indian Science Congress Association ( ISCA). The main aim of the foundation of this academy is to promote science in India.

Visiting Scientist Programme

Indian National Science Academy started this programme in 1991 to provide the opportunity to the scientists to carry out advanced research for undergoing specialized training in other research institutes or laboratories. Due to the training in institutes or laboratory other than their own institution this programme was named as 'INSA-Visiting Scientist Programme' and the awardees are named as 'INSA Visiting Scientists'. Applications are invited once a year. The fellowship is not granted to write a book.


The main objective of this programme is to provide facilities to the scientist or faculty to enhance their research capabilities by using techniques or facilities that are not available in their own institution.

Visiting Scientist Programme 2020

Again this year INSA has invited applications from the scientists/faculty of less equipped institutions to carry out Research and Training in advanced research Indian Institutions/Laboratories.

Details of Awards

Fellowships will be awarded to any scientists or faculty on the basis of advancement of their proposal and interest in collaboration for their research and undergoing training in specific technique or to avail facilities which are not available in their own institutions.

Number of fellowships

Maximum of 120 man months per annum.


  • In this fellowship programme only the scientists/faculties who are in regular position in any R&D Organizations can apply.
  • Permanent faculties working in the Universities or Affiliated Colleges are also eligible for this fellowship programme.
  • The applicant who has already availed INSA Visiting Fellowship in last one year is not eligible to apply.

Fellowship Duration

It may vary from one month to maximum six months period depending upon the work proposal.
Note: An awardee can choose any institution or laboratory in any city other than his/her own city.

Fellowship Amount

VSP awarded will be paid a fixed amount of INR 30,000/-(maximum) per month during fellowship period. This amount will be provided to cover the expenses in connection with their accommodation, travel and lodging etc.

Mode of Selection

Selection for this fellowship will be based on the review of application forms. A meeting of 'Science Promotion Committee' will be held in the month of March-April in this year itself.

Application Procedure

  • The application form can be downloaded from the website of Indian National Science Academy mentioned below
  • Applicants have to prepare a concise work proposal and have to send it along with complete bio-data highlighting their awards and details of accomplishments.
  • Application is to be submitted through proper channel by their current institution.
  • Two sets of applications are to be sent to the address given below before deadline.

Important date

Last date for application submission : 31 January 2020

Declaration of Result

The list of selected candidates will be declared during the month of April or May of this year.

Communication Address

Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific),
Indian National Science Academy
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi-110 002
Phone: 23221931-23221950
Website: Indian National Science Academy

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