Qualified and promising Indian post docs up to a maximum of 35 years of age who already have a recognisable scientific profile can apply for Max Planck-India Mobility Grants. Time previously spent at a Max Planck Institute is not a requirement.
Indian scientists receiving this grant must spend at least one month a year at a Max Planck institute. The host Max Planck institute receives a travel allowance of € 3,000 a year for the Indian post docs for a period totalling four years; the grant can be used for flights and travel costs. The subsistence costs incurred are paid for by the host Max Planck Institute. The Indian Department of Science & Technology also provides additional travel funds for the MPIMG from the BMS and CPTS.
The selection procedures are the same as for the programme for Partner Groups.
Since 2005, some 37 “Max Planck-India Mobility Grants” have been awarded to Indian scientists, 13 of which are still active.
The current call for applications for Max Planck-India Mobility Grants has opened in the middle of June 2013; the deadline for submitting nominations is 9 September 2013.