Focus Area Science Technology Summer Fellowship [FAST-SF] – 2018 


With a view of enhance the spread of Science and Technology in the specific regions of the country, the Inter Academy Panel has initiated the Focus Area Science Technology Summer Fellowship [FAST-SF]. This coming year (2018) our focus will be on the North Eastern States of the country and the states of Bihar, Chattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir and the FAST-SF will be for students and teachers studying/​working in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. 

About 400 fellowships will be offered during 2018 to students/​teachers studying/​working in these states, to work with scientists associated with three Academies anywhere in the country.


Applicants should be studying in one of the following:

  • BS / BSc / BVSc / BPharm (II and III years only)
  • BE / BTech / BCA / BArch (II and III years only)
  • MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharm / MArch (I year only)
  • ME / MTech / MCA (I year only)
  • (5‑year integrated) MS / MSc /​MTech / MBBS (II, III, IV years only)
  • PharmD (III, IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BTech + MTech (II/,III,IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BE + MSc (II, III, IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BS + MS (II, III, IV years only)
  • Integrated PhD (I, II years only)
  • MSc Tech (I, II years only)


  • Teachers working in North Eastern states, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir only need apply.

  • The minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from X std. up to post-graduation (whichever years completed) should be 65% or above.The minimum percentage of average marks does not apply for teachers. 
  • Students doing PhD are not eligible.

To Apply

Applications should be submitted by logging onto our websites [www​.ias​.ac​.in; http://​www​.insain​dia​.res​.in and www​.nasi​.res​.in]. The registration number assigned soon after the online submission must be quoted in all future correspondence.

Applications are invited from interested students and teachers from all universities and colleges from North-Eastern states of india, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir affiliated to UGC/​AICTE/​MCI/​Accredited Institutions of State Universities for these Fellowships. The application should include
(a) the application form in the prescribed format;
(b) scanned copies of marks sheets from class X till the last examination; (c) a write-up (in about 150 – 250 words) as to what the applicant wants to learn and achieve.

Student applicants should provide the email id of one of their teachers or HoD familiar with their work. The Academy will approach them for a recommendation letter in the prescribed format. The selected candidate should work with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year though summer months are preferred.

The last date for receipt of online applications is 30 November 2017.

Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched around February – March 2018. The selected students/​teachers will be provided appropriate round trip train fare and a monthly fellowship to meet their living expenses at the place of work.

For more information click here.

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