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ISRO - Aids and Scholarships


The various financial grants, scholarships and fellowships offered by ISRO have been detailed below:

ADCOS Research Fellowships

The main objectives are :

  • To facilitate “university scientists” to carry forward their research activities ISRO through this scheme enables the scholars to visit “Space Research Institutions” and use their facilities. Through this mechanism it also promotes the scholars to collaborate in carrying out research in space science and related topics.
  • The scheme also intends to enhance interaction level between the scholars/university scientists with those at the “Space Research Institutions” in the research fields of atmospheric phenomena, climate and global change studies, aeronomy, astronomy/astrophysics, planetary exploration, design of space science instrumentation, microgravity research, materials science and origin of life)

  • Through this it also endeavours towards creating necessary expertise particularly in universities/institutions for conducting research in “space sciences”.

Number : The Scholarship is offered to 20 aspirants at a time.

Eligibility : The faculty members/scientists of any university and academic/research institution and research students working therein are eligible to avail the scholarship subject to approval of their proposal.

Duration :
 The duration of the scholarship ranges from 15 to 180 days. However the minimum period of stay for research students will be 30 days.

Financial Support

  • Daily allowance (to ARFs) admissible as per Central Government Rules for a maximum period of six months
  • To and fro travel expenses (to ARFs) from the parent to the host institution according to the entitlement as per Central Government rules.
  • Rs. 1000/- per month per fellowship to the host institution for overhead and administrative expenses, only if the visit is for one month or more
  • A provision of a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- to host institution per fellowship for the purpose of procuring special consumables, small items of equipment etc., if specifically recommended by ADCOS and approved by ISRO based on details provided in the proposal.
  • Accommodation may be provided in the guesthouse of the host institutions subject to availability

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