IGSTC Industrial Fellowship – 2024 for Young Researchers by Indo-German S & T Centre

Postdoc in Germany

Designation/Position- IGSTC Industrial Fellowship – 2021

Indo-German S & T Centre invites application for GSTC Industrial Fellowship – 2024 from eligible and interested candidates

About- 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.

Key Highlight

  • Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) was established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to foster innovation through Indo-German R&D networking including industrial research partnership in PPP mode.
  • The proposed programme aims to:Encourage and enable Indo- German collaboration between industry-academia and industry-industry linkages through outstanding researchers.
  • The Fellowship is granted to work in any industrial research set up in Germany.
  • The financial support will be limited to: PhD Industrial Exposure Fellowship: € 1500 per month; Post Doctoral Industrial Fellowship: $ 2500 per month.

Research/Job Area- Science and Technology


  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • The application should be submitted through the online portal at the IGSTC website:- www.igstc.org. Submissions by other mechanisms will not be accepted.
  • The applicant must define a detailed activity plan containing objective, execution strategy and expected outcome for the fellowship duration.
  • In both fellowships, the awardee will be hosted by the industry/industrial research organization for the duration of the Fellowship. Choice and acceptance from the industry/industrial research organization is the sole responsibility of the applicant. The applicant should ensure endorsement/consent letter from the host industry/organisation at the time of the application.
  • The applicant having institutional affiliation shall submit NOC from the Head of the institution at the time of application.
  • Applicants shall submit recommendation letter from the mentor at parent organisation.
  • PDIF applicants not having affiliation with an institution may submit 2 letters of reference.
  • The awardee will abide by the conduct, Rules & Regulations of the German host organisation and the country. IGSTC will not be responsible for violation of any Rules & Regulations by the awardee.
  • IGSTC grant is only for supporting monthly fellowship, round-trip airfare, visa fees and medical/travel insurance.
  • IGSTC will disburse grant to the Indian bank account of the awardee/parent institution in INR.
  • The awardee shall commence his/her visit within 3 months from the date of the award letter.
  • Extension in duration of Fellowship shall not be entertained.
  • The awardee/host mentor must intimate IGSTC through email/letter if the awardee discontinues the Fellowship before the completion of the tenure.
  • Within 4 weeks of completion of the Fellowship, the awardee must submit a detailed Fellowship completion report endorsed by the host mentor in the prescribed format along with representative photos to IGSTC.
  • The awardee must recognise and acknowledge IGSTC Industrial Fellowship in all online/print documents, communication, reports, publications, PhD thesis, etc. on work resulting from the Fellowship.

Job/Position Description- 

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.

How to Apply- 

Apply Online Application Submission – 1st February 2024 to 31st March 2024

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

Last Date for Apply– 31 March 2024

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