||Description: The 'Better Opportunities for Young
Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science & Technology
(BOYSCAST)' programme of the Department of Science & Technology
(DST) provides opportunities to the young Indian
scientists/technologists for visiting international institutions to
enable them to interact with scientists/technologists abroad, get
exposure to latest research techniques, participate and contribute to
the latest developments in specially chosen areas of science &
technology.Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the
award of fellowships under the BOYSCAST programme for
conducting advanced research/undergoing specialized training in
overseas research laboratories/institutes, in chosen frontline areas
of science & technology for the period of three to twelve months.
The areas are : Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences,
Engineering Sciences ,Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and
Physical Sciences. Eligibility:Young Indian
scientists/technologists who fulfil the following conditions can
submit application/proposal for award of BOYSCAST fellowship: (i)
Academic Qualifications: Master?s Degree in Engineering,
Technology or equivalent or Ph.D. in Science or Technology or
equivalent or M.D. Degree in Medicine or equivalent.
(ii) Age: Up to 35 years (as on 1st April, 2005). The
applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC and women candidates may be allowed
relaxation in the age limit up to 5 years.
Employment: A regular position in a recognized S&T
institution/university/college. Candidate must be officially
sponsored (their application to be formally forwarded) by the
employer/head of the institution or agency with commitment to depute
them for research/training under BOYSCAST programme. Forwarding note
merely stating that above would be considered only after award of
fellowship will not be considered by DST.
(iv) Areas of work: Area proposed by the candidate should be in line
with the above mentioned chosen areas.
of work: The fellow should be accepted by a foreign
scientific/technological institution, which is internationally
recognized as an outstanding institution where major work in the
identified area is in progress. There should be willingness of the
foreign institution to accept and extend necessary support to the
candidate for the work proposed. The candidate should himself/herself
correspond with their proposed host institution abroad for placement.
Candidate is required to produce evidence, in the form of a letter of
acceptance from the overseas institution to be visited along with
merits/uniqueness of that host institute in the proposed area.
vi) Young scientists and technologists having established
credibility in the proposed area of work will be preferred.
(vii) The institute to which the candidate belongs, should
have either already initiated major research activities in the chosen
area or should have immediate plans to initiate such programmes,
based on the expertise of the individual and proposed training
(viii) Candidates who have earlier
availed of the BOYSCAST fellowship will not be eligible for
consideration again for this fellowship. The candidates who have
availed any other overseas fellowship for a period of more than three
months through any Government/public funding agency during last two
years will also not be considered for this fellowship.
||Contact: Application complete in all respects
should be addressed to:
Dr. P.K. Malhotra,
Scientist - F,
Division (BOYSCAST Programme),
Department of Science &
Technology, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.
For more information visit : www.dst.gov.in & www.serc-dst.org
||Source: SERC, Govt of India