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Raman–Charpak Fellowship 2019 for Ph.D Students [Rs. 1.17L per Month + Air Tickets to France]: Apply by July 15

By: Usha | 04 Jul 2019 5:10 PM

The Raman–Charpak Fellowship program is in honour of two Nobel Laureates in Physics, Prof C.V. Raman, Indian Nobel Laureate (1930) and Prof Georges Charpak, French Nobel Laureate (1992).

The aim is to facilitate the exchange of doctoral students between the two countries, in order to broaden the scope and depth of future engagements in Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Raman-Charpak Fellowship is the only Indo-French bilateral Fellowship programme jointly funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the French Institute in India (IFI), French Embassy in India, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Government of France.

This programme implemented by the Indo French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/ CEFIPRA) aims at improving the doctoral skills of Indian and French students by providing them an opportunity to carry out part of their research work in a University / Research & Development Institute based in France or India respectively.

This programme is now also open to French Master Students, who wish to spend some time in India in accordance to their curriculum. It aims at improving the Masters skills of French students by providing them an opportunity to carry out internship work in a University / Research Institute based in India.

The scheme also provides an exposure and experience about the current research methods and trends in France/India, while discovering each other’s cultural context.

Target Group

This fellowship programme is dedicated to highly qualified PhD students registered in an Indian or French Research Institute / University and Master Students from France. The programme offers them an excellent opportunity to carry out a part of their respective PhD/ Masters’ research project in each other countries and to further establish professional relationships, promote new S&T cooperation, and experience another cultural context.


Students can avail the fellowship for minimum of 2 months to maximum of 6 months

Fields of Research
  • Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences
  • Materials Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Biological Sciences, Life and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences.
Fellowship Support
  • For Indian Fellow: Fellowship Support of 1500 Euros per month for daily expenses, local travel, accommodation charges plus Social Security charges
  • For French Fellow: Fellowship support Rs. 40,000 per month for daily expenses, local travel etc. plus accommodation charges not exceeding Rs. 45,000 per month
  • To and fro air ticket in economy class between India and France
  • Insurance coverage (travel & health) wherever is required
  • Any administrative costs for Visa and Registration (if any)
  • Carte de Sejour (if any)

A Fellow may be provided with an additional support (up to Euro 500 for Indian Fellows and equivalent support in Indian Rupees for French Fellows) for participating in a Seminar/Workshop during their term of the fellowship and stay in their host countries.

The same will be limited to a) registration fees (if any) b) Bus/Train tickets for travel including (if any) c) accommodation charges (if any). Such claim will be provided on actual receipts, proof of participation/acceptance of paper and after the completion of fellowship duration by awarded student (at the time of TA/DA settlement)

  • Applicants from India must be Indian citizens residing in India and have registered for a PhD in a recognized university or research institution in India
  • Applicants from France must be residing in France and have registered for a PhD/ Master’s degree in a recognized university or research institution in France
  • Age: Maximum 30 years as on 1st April, 2019
  • Students once supported by CEFIPRA, also in the framework of CEFIPRA projects, and students who have a permanent position in institutions/universities are not eligible
  • Pre-authorization or prior consent from his/her Institute / University to apply for a foreign fellowship program.
How to apply

Apply online at this page.

For Indian students, the applications open on May 15, 2019 and the deadline to apply is July 15, 2019.


Mr. Kunal Kasariya, Scientific Associate, CEFIPRA; Office Tel. No.+91 11 24682251, +91 11 24682252.

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