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Fellowships for Young Scientists offered by the NAM S&T Centre

In line with its resolute efforts to promote the South-South and North-South cooperation in science and technology, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; www.namstct.org) is currently executing the below-mentioned three Fellowship schemes that aim at supporting the deserving young scientists and researchers in the developing countries to upgrade their academic and research skills and invites applications from suitable candidates for the year 2010.

I. Joint NAM S&T Centre ZMT Bremen (Germany) Fellowship in Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Coastal Marine Systems

This Fellowship scheme was started from January 2008 for affiliation of the scientists from the developing countries with the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen, Germany [www.zmt-bremen.de] for a period of up to 3 months to work with its senior researchers and faculty members for upgrading research skills in the fields related to Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Coastal Marine Systems and undertaking short-term joint research projects. Depending on the research topic, the Fellows can also benefit from the ZMT’s association with the Marine Science Institute of Bremen University, Max Plank Institute for Marine Microbiology and the MARUM Research Center in Bremen. Under this scheme, the NAM S&T Centre sponsors up to five scientists in a given calendar year, one scientist only from any developing country, and covers the international airfare of the Fellows from its member countries. Applications from non-member developing countries are also welcome subject to certain conditions. ZMT provides a subsistence monthly allowance of 1000 Euros for accommodation and other expenses in Bremen. Selection is strictly on competitive basis based on the applicant’s academic and professional background, the plan of work and mutual research interests of the applicant and ZMT. Copies of the guidelines for the Fellowship and the application form are attached. Applications recommended by the parent institutions of the applicants may be submitted to the NAM S&T Centre by email and its attachments in the relevant format available at the Centre’s Website www.namstct.org, which also gives the detailed guidelines for the Fellowship. There is no last date for submitting the application, which will be considered on first-come-first basis depending upon the availability of the seats.



II. Joint NAM S&T Centre ICCBS (Karachi, Pakistan) Fellowship in Natural Products Chemistry, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

This Fellowship is offered to the scientists and researchers of the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre for affiliation with the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan [http://www.iccs.edu/] for a period of up to 3 months to work in the areas of Natural Products Chemistry, Herbal Medicines, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Neutraceuticals, Molecular Medicine, Drug Research, Clinical Research etc. in order to enhance their research skills, facilitate exchange of information and contacts and create a network between the scientists and researchers from Pakistan and other countries. Under this scheme, The NAM S&T Centre pays the return international airfare from the home country to Karachi to the selected Fellows only from those member countries of the NAM S&T Centre or members of the NAM S&T – Industry Network, which have no outstanding dues towards the annual membership subscription to the Centre. The ICCBS provides free furnished accommodation and a monthly allowance of US$200 for meals and out of pocket expenses to the selected Fellows. The selection is strictly based on the professional details of the applicant, plan of work to be carried out and mutual research interests of the applicant and ICCBS. Copies of the guidelines for the Fellowship and the application form are attached. Applications recommended by the parent institutions of the applicants may be submitted to the NAM S&T Centre by email and its attachments in the relevant format available at the Centre’s Website www.namstct.org, which also gives the detailed guidelines for the Fellowship. Scientists from Pakistan are not eligible to apply for this Fellowship.

III. NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship in Any Scientific Field

(Exclusively for the Scientists from the Member Countries of the NAM S&T Centre)





This Fellowship has been instituted by the NAM S&T Centre to facilitate the international travel of the scientists and researchers of its member countries to the scientific institutions located in another member country for capacity building, enhancing research skills, undertaking short-term joint scientific projects, delivering lectures and developing further linkages (not for attending workshops and conferences). All the 41 member countries of the NAM S&T Centre are listed at the Centre’s website www.namstct.org. Under this scheme, the Centre covers the expense on the international airfare of one scientist each from each of its member countries in any given year, subject to the host country providing free furnished accommodation, meals and/or a per diem allowance to the Fellow during the period of his/her affiliation with the institute(s). The selection is strictly based on the professional details of the applicant, the plan of work to be carried out and the mutual scientific and academic interests of the applicant and the host institution. A precondition for considering an application is that the applicant should first approach the host institution(s) to obtain their consent to accept him/her for working in the institution for a specified period with necessary facilities and for providing total hospitality for such period. Copies of the guidelines for the Fellowship and the application form are attached. Applications recommended by the parent institutions of the applicants may be submitted to the NAM S&T Centre by email and its attachments in the relevant format available at the Centre’s website, which also gives the detailed guidelines for the Fellowship. Up to 5 fellowships are available for award during the current year. There is no last date for submitting the application, which will be considered on first-come-first basis depending upon the availability of the seats.

We request you to please forward / disseminate this information to the concerned scientists and also, if possible, display the same on the Notice Board.

Yours sincerely,

(M. Bandyopadhyay)

Senior Expert & Administrative Officer,

Centre for Science & Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries
(NAM S&T Centre),
Core 6A, 2nd Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI – 110 003 (INDIA)
Ph.:(+91)(11) 24645134/24644974 (O)
Fax: (+91)(11) 24644973
E-mail: namstct@gmail.com, namstct@vsnl.com

Homepage: http://www.namstct.org

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