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Important dates
  • Release of CDRI Fellowship advertisement 01 September 2020
  • Opening of Fellowship online application portal 15 September 2020 (19:00 hrs, IST)
  • Closing of Fellowship online application portal 17 January 2021 (23:59 hrs, IST) (Extended)

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Selection process

All research proposals should be submitted online on the website CDRI.WORLD in the prescribed format. The online application portal for the CDRI Fellowship Programme will remain open during 15 September 2020 to 17 January 2021 (23:59 hrs, IST) (Extended)

Each application, after initial scrutiny, will be evaluated by a Panel of experts. Key parameters for the assessment of the research proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Criticality and relevance of the research problem for DRI.
  • Novelty of the proposed methodology, experiments, etc., and proposed solutions.
  • Feasibility of implementation of the solution in the real world.
  • Replicability/scalability of the proposed solutions or product development.
  • Overall impact of the proposed solution.
Research ethics and plagiarism

Applicants must ensure the highest level of research ethics and avoid plagiarism at all stages of the Fellowship. Any such violations detected at any stage of the Fellowship may lead to termination of the Fellowship.

The decision of CDRI in the matters of Fellowship Programme shall be final.

Application fee.

There is no fee to apply for the CDRI Fellowship Programme.