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Raman Charpak Fellowship 2021 for Study in France

Last date to apply

31 May 2021

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About Raman Charpak Fellowship

Raman Charpak Fellowship 2021 is in honour of two Nobel Laureates in Physics, Prof C.V. Raman, Indian Nobel Laureate, 1930 and Prof Georges Charpak, French Nobel Laureate, 1992. It is a doctoral exchange programme and is designed to exchange students for a period of  2 months to 6 months between India and France. Raman Charpak Fellowship 2021 is a joint initiative by France and India and is there facilitate the exchange of doctoral students between the two countries, in order to broaden the scope and depth of future engagements in science, technology and innovation.

The Raman Charpak fellowship provides experience and exposure to students in the field of science and technology. The students will be given an opportunity to carry out part of their research work in a University / Research Institute based in France or India respectively.

Research Fields under the Raman Charpak Fellowship

Criteria for Application: The students applying for the program must have a pre-determined project proposal that has been discussed and given a nod from India and French authorities

  1. Atmospheric Science
  2. Earth Sciences
  3. Environmental Sciences
  4. Chemical Sciences
  5. Engineering Sciences
  6. Biological Sciences
  7. Life and Medical Sciences
  8. Material Sciences
  9. Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  10. Physical Sciences

Raman Charpak Fellowship 2021 Dates



Application Begins

April 2021

Application Closes

May/June 2021

Declaration of Result

End of August 2021

Fellowship begins

October 2021 Onwards


  • Country of Study: France (For Indian Students)
  • Type of Fellowship: Fully Paid
  • Duration of Fellowship: Two months to six months

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Raman Charpak Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both 
Region India and France 
Class/ Age Maximum 30 years as of 1 April 2021
  • The applicant from India should be an Indian Citizen and he/she should have registered with a recognised university for their PhD programme.
  • The candidate must have a Master degree in Science, Technology or Medicine from a recognised university/Institute.
  • There should have consent from the University of the Applicant for a Foreign Fellowship Program.
  • The candidate has to provide a Letter of Recommendation and Agreement from the proposed host supervisor of the Fellowship Lab.
  • The candidate will not be considered for selection if the proposed duration of the research is less than 2 months

Raman Charpak Fellowship Reward

  • Indian students would get fellowship support of Euro 1,500 per months for daily expenses, local travel, accommodation charges plus social security charges.
  • Economy class Return airfare between India and France.
  • Insurance coverage (health and travel).
  • Visa and registration costs covered.
  • Additional support of 500 Euro for participating in seminar and workshop.
  • Air and train ticket for travel in the country of study.

A travel itinerary for a visit will be valid only after the declaration of results and an awarded fellow must start his/her fellowship latest by the due date

Extension of the Fellowship Programme

A request made by a fellow for reducing or increasing the duration of the fellowship may be accepted on the following two conditions:

  • An increase/decrease of a maximum of 30 days from the proposed duration.
  • The fellow has to provide a justification for such a request along with the recommendation letters from their PhD & host supervisors. Hence, it is advised that candidates must carefully submit their proposed duration in their application form after consulting their PhD and host supervisors. 

Raman Charpak Fellowship Application form and Process

Raman Charpak Fellowship application process has started. The candidates can apply for the Raman Charpak Fellowship through online mode only; the process should be carried out in the following way.

  • Application Form: The candidates will have to apply and register online

>> Click Here to Apply 

Documents to be submitted with the Raman Charpak Fellowship Application Form

  • The candidates have to submit five pages long research proposal. The format of the research project should be in this format >> Format for Research Proposal (will be updated when available)
    • There should be a title and research work plan and the benefits that the candidates will receive once they are in the new country. 
  • A CV of two pages with a recent photograph on it, CV should summarise the achievements, research, and publication of 5  important projects. >>  Format of CV   (will be updated when available)
  • A Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from a PhD supervisor from their research lab.
  • A synopsis of PhD report or projects.
  •  An experience letter of the research.
  •  A scanned copy of passport (Both Front and backside)
  • A recent photograph.
  • NOC from Head of Institution
  • Scanned copy of Master degree certificate
  • Scanned copy of PhD registration letter

Raman Charpak Fellowship Application Submission

The candidates have to submit their application online only; there is no provision of submission through the post. The applications will not be accepted offline.

Conducted by

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India  &
the Service for Science and
Technology (SST), French Embassy in India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development, Government of France

Raman Charpak Fellowship Contact Details

Dr Mukesh Kumar Director
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research CEFIPRA 
Core 5B, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003 (India)

Director: (+91-11) 2460 2432 (direct)
Office Tel. No. +91 11 24682251, +91 11 24682252
E-mail: ramancharpak@cefipra.org (For any queries on the fellowship programme)

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