IGSTC Industrial Fellowships 2024

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Government of Germany invites applications for availing Industrial Fellowships. This programme is aimed at encouraging PhD students/researchers in S&T with an appreciable track record and aptitude for applied research and technology development.

Fellowships are offered at two levels:

  • PhD Industrial Exposure Fellowship (PIEF) - Young researchers who have completed one year of PhD course in Science/Engineering from India and are below 28 yrs of age are eligible. The duration of the Fellowship is up to six months.
  • Post Doctoral Industrial Fellowship (PDIF) – Fresh PhDs in Science/Engineering from Indian institutes/universities below 35 yrs of age and within 2 years of completion of PhDs are eligible. Talented researchers not holding a permanent position or having a career break satisfying above age and PhD criteria are also eligible. The duration of the Fellowship is up to twelve months.

Applicants would need to identify the industry/industrial research organisation in Germany and have to submit consent letters from the host industry in Germany and their mentor from India.

Below is a list of industries where PhDs and Post-Docs can contact for host. The list is merely indicative. Prospective candidates are free to contact any industry/industrial research institution in Germany which matches their area of interest


For queries
Phone: +91-011-26543500
E-mail: industrial.fellowship@igstc.org

Mailing Address
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
Ground Floor, Block – II, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110016, India