Indian National Science Academy

Indian National Science Academy

india logo The Royal Society of Edinburgh has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian National Science Academy to facilitate, encourage and support research collaboration in all areas between research groups in Scotland and the India. This scheme is additional to and complements existing schemes operated at UK level by the Royal Society and the British Academy in London.

The RSE exchange programme is offered from winter 2007and grants are awarded through a competitive process to support study visits to and from India.

Exchange Programme grants are for short-term visits of one to four weeks duration, the key objectives being to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links and enable participation in international programmes. Both visitors and hosts in India should have established contact before submitting an application, either by previous collaboration or by scientific correspondence.

Visits are funded by the terms of agreements with the Indian National Science Academy. The RSE will pay the cost of APEX or equivalent fares plus travel to and from the UK departure point. Local costs will be met by the Indian National Science Academy.

Eligible Subject Areas

Applications for exchanges between Scotland and India are invited in the following subject areas:

Mathematical Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Earth Sciences
Animal Sciences
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Engineering and Technology
Plant Sciences
Medical Sciences
Agricultural Sciences

Application for exchanges in any other subject area should be submitted through the Open Exchange Programme, when this is available.

Additional Information

Please note that the Indian National Science Academy only provides 50% of the international travel costs for Indian visitors travelling to Scotland. Applicants from India are expected to secure additional funding from their home institution or an alternative funding source.

Closing Date
Please refer to the International Exchange Programme front page for current closing dates for each programme and remember to submit completed application forms and all supporting documentation by the closing date you wish to apply for.

Applications.  Completed applications should be sent, by the appropriate closing date, to:

International Exchange Applications
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5018/5000
Fax: +44 (0)131 240 5024

Applicants from India wishing to travel to Scotland, should apply in country to:

International Department
Indian National Science Academy
110 002

Tel: +011 2322 1931


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