IGSTC Industrial Fellowship is for young researchers at PhD or Post-Doc level to gain industrial experience in Germany.
The programme supports two levels of Fellowship:
PIEF: PhD student enrolled in any research institutions/universities in India and completed at least one year of their PhD curriculum (Science/Engineering).
PDIF: Postdoctoral researchers/fresh PhDs who have been awarded their PhD degree in Science/Engineering by any Indian research institutions/universities in India within 3 years on the application deadline.
Yes, subject to completion of the degree formalities in case he/she is selected for Fellowship.
Any fields/areas under STEM with industrial relevance are eligible.
The upper age limits for PIEF and PDIF are 30 and 35 years, respectively.
The programme supports two level of Fellowships:
Applicants need to find out the German host industry / industrial research organization by their own. Selection and receiving endorsement from the industry/industrial research organization is the responsibility of the applicant. Although the applicant can also visit ongoing and completed 2+2 project pages to get an idea about the industries associated with IGSTC on similar research interest.
For PIEF, the parent organisation is the one where the applicant is pursuing PhD degree. Mentor would be the PhD supervisor(s).
For PDIF, the parent organisation is the one where the applicant is currently working. Mentor is the person with whom applicant is currently working.
No, the tenure of the individual Fellowship cannot be extended beyond its awarded duration.
Applicants need to submit the application online through the designated portal on IGSTC website www.igstc.org
An applicant can apply as many times as he/she wants. However, one applicant can avail the Fellowship only once.
Eligibility criteria will be considered as on the deadline of the Fellowship call.
Applicants receiving any national/international level recognized doctoral or post-doctoral Fellowships are eligible to apply provided the other Fellowship doesn’t have any restrictions.
No, the eligible application must contain the endorsement letter from the host organisation in Germany and the permission/NOC from the parent organisation in India as attachments.
Applications will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee.
IGSTC will complete the evaluation process within 8-12 weeks tentatively after the submission deadline.
The fellow should initiate his/her visit normally within 3 months of the result intimation.
IGSTC will terminate the fellowship upon intimation and the fellow must submit a completion report to close the Fellowship.
On completion of the tenure, the fellow should submit a report to IGSTC in the specific format. The fellow must acknowledge IGSTC for any future online/print documents, communication, reports, publication, PhD thesis or anywhere while using the results/outcomes obtained during the fellowship tenure.