Scientific benefits and Privileges to the Member Countries of the  NAM S&T Centre

               A Member Country  -

·        As a member of the Governing Council of the NAM S&T Centre, participates in various policy decisions, such as establishing the guidelines for the working of the Centre, considering and adopting the work programme and budget of the Centre and examining and approving the reports of the Director of the Centre.

·        Receives total financial support for international travel, boarding/lodging and per diem allowance to its one nominee for participation in each of the seminars, workshops, training courses etc. organised by the Centre. Additional nominees are also given free local hospitality, provided they arrange their international fare and also pay a nominal participation fee to the Centre. Registration Fees levied by the host institutions are waived off for the participants from the member country sponsored by the NAM S&T Centre.

·        Receives support under the ‘NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship’ scheme towards international fare for travel of its one specialist for affiliation with an institution in another member country in an area of mutual interest, provided the cost towards local hospitality, transport etc. is met by the host institution.

·        Receives support under the ‘Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Fellowship Programme’ towards international fare and local hospitality, e.g. furnished accommodation and an out-of-pocket allowance @US$200 per month for affiliation of a scientist on competitive basis with the laboratories of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan for joint research and training for a duration of up to 3 months.

·        Receives support under the ‘Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship’ towards international fare and monthly allowance @€1000 to cover accommodation, meals etc. for affiliation of a scientist on competitive basis with the Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie - ZMT), Bremen, Germany to conduct joint research in Tropical Coastal Marine Ecology and Biogeochemistry for a duration of up to 3 months.

·        Receives support under the Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS) for affiliation of its scientists on competitive basis towards international fare and a consolidated Fellowship amount of INR 35,000 per month (non-taxable) [about US$630 at the current exchange rate] for accommodation, meals and other miscellaneous expenses, and a one-time grant of INR 15,000 for domestic travel [about US$270 at the current exchange rate] for airport transfers and visiting research institutions, attending scientific /events and field-trips within India.

·        May access the vast information and data base created by the NAM S&T Centre on experts and professionals in various subjects in different countries for use in transfer of technology, establishing international collaboration and undertaking joint projects.

·        Receives free printed copies of the Centre’s quarterly Newsletter, which provides information on important scientific events, achievements and discoveries specifically in the developing world and also on various activities of the NAM S&T Centre.

·        May  disseminate  the  information  on  its  S&T  developments  and  any  scientific announcements  on  the  Centre’s  website  www.namstct.org  as  also  in  the  Centre’s Newsletter free of cost. 

·       May  procure  copies  of  various  priced  publications  of  the  Centre  at  a  heavily discounted  rate over  the catalogue price  for  dissemination  to  its scientists and  scientific institutions.

·        Facilitates the organisation of training and hands-on courses for the scientists of  the member country in another country on payment basis.

·       May  designate  a  scientific  institution  or  agency  to  host  and  organise scientific activities  jointly  with  the  NAM  S&T  Centre  on  a  cost-sharing  basis,  which  provides  not  only  an  international  exposure  to  the  host  institution  but  also  a scope  for  establishing  scientist-to-scientist  contact  and  bilateral  collaborative  relations.