This fellowship program of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as its implementation partner aims at enabling young researchers from ASEAN Member States to carry out research at an Indian host research/academic Institution.

This flagship program is a fully funded scheme under which fifty (50) ASEAN researchers are selected every year to undertake a research project for a period of two (02) to six (06) months at an Indian Institute in all areas of Science and Technology. In 2018-20 upto 100 ASEAN young researchers have been awarded these fellowships.

I am sure that the AIRTF programme will be highly beneficial for the young researchers at your institute who wish to carry out a part of their research in India. Hence, we solicit your active support in promoting this initiative amongst the researchers and academicians at your institute and mobilize them to apply for the same.

You may please refer to the AIRTF Program Brochure attached with this mail for details on the fellowship. Should you require any further information, you may kindly, logon to the AIRTF website:

In case of any further queries, please feel free to contact the undersigned through Email:


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