CEFIPRA-ESONN Fellowship


CEFIPRA has joined hands with Université Joseph Fourier (now Université Grenoble Alpes), Grenoble, France for supporting Indian doctoral students to participate in the ESONN session in Grenoble, France. ESONN is a three-week course aimed at providing training for graduate students, postdoctoral and junior scientists from universities and laboratories in the field of nano-sciences and nano-technologies in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.


Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Indian citizens residing in India and have registered for a PhD in a recognized university or research institution in India
  • Age: Maximum 30 years
  • Students once supported by CEFIPRA and students who have a permanent position in institutions/universities are not eligible
  • Pre-authorization or prior consent from his/her Institute / University to apply for a foreign fellowship programme (No objection certificate from Head of the Institution)

Application process

Applicants should first register through ESONN web-site as per the instructions given. After applying to ESONN, Indian candidates (only doctoral students) interested for CEFIPRA-ESONN Fellowship may apply to CEFIPRA with following documents:

  • Application for CEFIPRA-ESONN Fellowship in prescribed format
  • Detailed CV in the prescribed format
  • Title and summary of doctoral research (2 pages)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Head of the Institution
  • Two Reference letters on the official letter head (1. From PhD guide and 2. From a professor who knows the applicant for some years)
  • Scanned Copy of the Passport (both front and back)

Funding support

Only the selected candidates from both sides (ESONN and CEFIPRA), will be considered for CEFIPRA-ESONN Fellowship. The details of support are:

  • Letter for gratis visa
  • ESONN Fees (Including boarding and lodging charges at ESONN)
  • To and fro air tickets (International travel) plus the travel expenses to the nearest international airport by shortest route and excursion fare
  • Travel insurance for official days at ESONN
  • A total amount of Euro 500 for the complete duration covering daily expenses /any other utility expenses/ miscellaneous expenses

Time line

  • Launching of applications: March
  • End of deadline: May
  • Result: June
  • Starting date of ESONN Session: End of August