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, accommodation costs and regional travel costs.
Since 2005, 58 “Max Planck-India Mobility Grants” have been awarded to Indian scientists, 33 of which are still active. The application process for 2017 is open until 15th September.