Applications are invited from candidates in countries of India. All the candidates need to be either nominated or sponsored/self sponsored (i.e. endorsed) by recognized institutions (e.g. departments, ministries or universities in their respective countries). Nominating or sponsoring institutions/authority should ensure that on return; the scholar will be given an opportunity to work in a development oriented activity in the area of newly acquired knowledge and skills. However, the Centre will provide long distance technical guidance. A limited number of short (3-6 months) and one year duration fellowships may be made available to meritorious participants to complete dissertation Research Project work in India.