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 post doc can use this 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 34 “Max Planck-India Fellowships” have been awarded to Indian scientists, 14 of which are still active.
The next call for applications for Max Planck-India Mobility Grants will be in September 2013. Information on the procedure for this and the closing date for the nomination documents will be announced in due course.