India will host African scientists through an international scholarship programme being instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The C. V. Raman International Fellowships programme will provide an opportunity to African scientists and researchers to visit Indian institutions for conducting research in various areas of Science & Technology. The programme provides fellowships in different categories ranging from a duration of 1 month to 12 months. The Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the coordinating partner for the C. V. Raman programme.
The programme is scheduled to be formally launched by India’s Science and Technology and Earth Sciences minister Prithviraj Chavan on 19 February, 2010 in New Delhi. So, if you have friends in African science or are an African scientist or researcher yourself, watch out for more details.