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CSIR Travel Grant Scheme for International Scientific Events: Apply 2-4 Months before the Event

CSIRCSIR travel grant presents a wonderful opportunity for researchers in the fields of science, medicine, and engineering to get financial support in attending international conferences.


Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, a premier national R&D organisation, is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organisation.


The Scheme is aimed at providing financial assistance to Young Indian Researchers (Ph.D. Students, Research Associates, resident Doctors, etc.) and Emeritus Scientists/other non-
regular researchers for participation/presenting their research papers in international Scientific Events such as conferences/Seminars/Symposia/Workshops/Short-term
School/courses/training programs.

The CSIR travel grant provides up to full reimbursement of the actual airfare from the airport (nearest to the place of work in India) to the venue of the Event and back.


i. Applicant should be an active Young Indian Researcher (Ph.D. Student, Research
Associate, resident Doctor, etc.) and Emeritus Scientist/other non-regular
researcher engaged in research and development.

ii. Minimum educational qualification should be Post Graduate in Science or Bachelor
degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine or equivalent qualification from
recognized university/institution.

iii. The Applicant should not have availed financial assistance for travel support from
CSIR in the last 3 years.

iv. Applicant should have published paper(s) in refereed journals.

v. Applicant for the CSIR travel grant should have an accepted paper for presentation as a single or lead author or has received an invitation to chair a session or as a Keynote Speaker at the event.

vi. The application form must reach CSIR-HRDG at least 2 months in advance but not
more than 4 months in advance. Incomplete / Late application form may not be considered.

vii. Application must be signed by the candidate and by duly authorized signatories at
the academic institution where the applicant is working. No application would be
entertained without signature of the authorized signatories in the column provided.

viii. The candidate is expected to attend the entire conference/event

In case the grant is sanctioned, the journey should be strictly performed by the
shortest route in excursion/economy class by Air India.

Tickets should be purchased directly from the booking counters/Website of Air India or through Government of India approved travel agents namely, M/s Balmer Lawrie &
Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

In case Air India does not operate a particular sector or tickets are not available on the date of journey, journey for that sector can be performed by code share/partner airlines of Air India and a certificate from issuing agency reg non-operational sector of AI/non-availability of ticket by Air India on that day must be furnished.

Please note that no deviation /exception will be permissible in this regard.

GoI guidelines are available on this link.

Travels claims should be submitted with complete documents within 2 months (60 days)
from the completion of the event for which travel is undertaken.

Any claim received beyond 2 months will be entertained only in exceptional cases subject to submission of reasons for delay, duly forwarded through Head of the Organization. In no case, the claim will be entertained after 4 months.


All communication may be addressed to: In-charge, Symposia and Travel Grant Unit, CSIR
Human Resource Development Group, Room 302, CSIR Complex, (Opposite Institute of
Hotel Management), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012, India Email:
tgsm[at]csirhrdg[dot]res[dot]in Phone: 011-25841037.

Documents have to be submitted in the pre-sanction stage of funds and post-completion of the event.

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