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TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research

APPLICATION FORM
BEFORE SENDING O!R APP"I#ATION$
Please read the TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship Applicatio% Guideli%es for i%for&atio% o% how to
appl' for the differe%t TWAS postgraduate progra&&es(
The applicatio% guideli%es are a)aila*le at +TTP$,,TWAS(ORG,OPPORT!NITIES,FE""OWS+IPS,P+D
or ca% *e o*tai%ed fro& fellowships-twas(org(
FOR S!B.ISSION OF APP"I#ATION B E.AI"/ P"EASE NOTE T+AT T+IS IS A .I#ROSOFT WORD DO#!.ENT AND
S+O!"D BE #O.P"ETED/ SA0ED AND RET!RNED AS A WORD DO#!.ENT AND NOT AS A PDF DO#!.ENT OR E.BEDDED
1PEG( PDF OR 1PG APP"I#ATIONS WI"" NOT BE PRO#ESSED(
Please save the completed application form as an MS Word document ith !oth "our surname and the Felloship#s
acron"m in its file name$ %&ample' If "our name is (ohn )O%* name the file +)O%,)-TP.$doc+ or +)O%,CSIRP.$doc+
as appropriate$ The form must NOT !e filled out in upper case$
To which TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship Progra&&e does this applicatio% appl'2
3Please tic4 o%e *o5 o%l'6(
For #NP7/ please use the o%li%e applicatio% a)aila*le )ia here$
http'//$cnp0$!r/e!/1uest/chamadas2pu!licas(
TWAS2CSIR 3India4
TWAS2)-T 3India4
TWAS2SN -ose 3India4
TWAS2IACS 3India4
TWAS2ICIP% 35en"a4
TWAS26SM 3Mala"sia4
TWAS2C%M- 3Pa7istan4
TWAS2ICC-S 3Pa7istan4
TWAS2CIIT 3Pa7istan4
For #SIR/ DBT/ S(N( Bose/ #E.B/ #IIT a%d I##BS o%l'/ please specif' ONE of the followi%g optio%s
3Please tic4 o%e *o5 o%l'6
F6LL2TIM% 3if "ou intend to re1ister for a Ph) in the host
countr"4
SAN)WIC8 3if "ou are alread" re1istered for a Ph) in "our
home countr"4
For our records/ please also i%dicate the scie%tific field i% which 'ou wor4( 3Please tic4 o%e *o5 o%l'6
A1ricultural Sciences
Structural* Cell 9 Molecular
-iolo1"
-iolo1ical S"stems 9 Or1anisms
Medical 9 8ealth Sciences*
includin1 Neurosciences
Chemical Sciences
%n1ineerin1 Sciences
Astronom"* Space 9 %arth
Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Ph"sics
GENERA" INFOR.ATION
Please remem!er to attach a cop" of "our passport* even if e&pired$ Onl" the pa1e ith personal details is
re0uired$ I% co&pleti%g this for&/ please pro)ide 'our sur%a&e a%d %a&e e5actl' as the' are i%dicated
i% 'our passport(
Surname 3famil" name4'

First name3s4'

.ender' Male Female
Nationalit"'
)ate of !irth'
Place of !irth 3countr"4'
Passport No'
)ate and place issued'
%&pir" date'
Applicant:s contact address'

Tel'
Fa&'
%2Mail'
Name and contact details of a person to !e
contacted in case of an emer1enc"'

Tel'
Fa&'
%2Mail'
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Acco&pa%'i%g depe%de%ts( N-' The Felloships do %ot provide support for famil" mem!ers
Name Relationship 3mother* son$$$4 Period of sta"




A#ADE.I#,PROFESSIONA" INFOR.ATION
+igher educatio% Please enclose copies of all de1rees aarded and universit"2issued transcripts$
No secondary education certificates are needed nor any certificates of participation in conferences or training
courses.
)e1ree aarded .rade =ear Field/)iscipline 6niversit"




)ate of commencement of Ph) studies 3if applica!le4

Acade&ic,professio%al e&plo'&e%t
Name and address of emplo"er3s4 From To Position







+a)e 'ou applied for TWAS progra&&es i% the past2 If so/ specif' which progra&&e a%d date of
applicatio%(

Pre)ious TWAS awards,fellowships recei)ed

Referees( Names* addresses and contact details of to senior scientists familiar ith applicant:s or7> their
reference letters must !e on letter2headed paper* si1ned and sent to TWAS and* if necessar"* to the partner
or1ani?ation 3see the @additional informationA section of each felloship pro1ramme in the application
1uidelines4$ There is no standard format for these letters$ If sent !" email* the" must !e sent as scanned
copies$ The letters can !e su!mitted either !" the referee or !" the applicant directl"$
Referee 8
Name'
Surname'
Address'
Tel'
Fa&'
%2Mail'
Relationship to candidate'
Referee 9
Name'
Surname'
Address'
Tel'
Fa&'
%2Mail'
Relationship to candidate'
"a%guage s4ills
%N.LIS8
Other'
Other'
6nderstandin1 spo7en
lan1ua1e
%&cellent .ood Poor
Readin1
%&cellent .ood Poor
Spea7in1
%&cellent .ood Poor
Writin1
%&cellent .ood Poor
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FE""OWS+IP DETAI"S
+OST INSTIT!TION
E%sure 'ou i%dicate the %a&e a%d address of at least o%e +OST research i%stitutio% where 'ou ha)e
applied a%d ha)e *ee% accepted for all or part of 'our PhD research 3depe%di%g o% the progra&&e6(
Please attach official letter of acceptance si1ned !" the head of department* post1raduate pro1ramme
coordinator or pro1ramme partner:s contact person 3as specified in the application 1uidelines for each specific
felloship pro1ramme4 at the host institution$
8( 8ost institute* Name and Address'
Tel' Fa&' %2mail'
Name and Surname of 8ost supervisor'

Position'

%2mail'

Reasons for selectin1 this institution and supervisor'

9( 8ost institute* Name and Address'

Tel' Fa&' %2mail'
Name and Surname of 8ost supervisor'

Position'

%2mail'

Reasons for selectin1 this institution and supervisor'
+O.E INSTIT!TION
ON" co&plete this sectio% if registered for a PhD i% 'our +O.E cou%tr'( I% the case of #SIR/ DBT/
S(N(Bose/ #E.B/ #IIT a%d I##BS 'ou will also ha)e to su*&it a sig%ed Registratio% a%d No O*:ectio%
#ertificate 3see sa&ple at the e%d6(
Na&e a%d Address of +o&e I%stitute( ou &ust su*&it a supporti%g letter fro& the Director of 'our
+O.E i%stitutio%(
Na&e$ Address$
Tel' Fa&' %2mail'
Na&e a%d positio% of PhD super)isor i% 'our ho&e cou%tr'(
N(B($ The PhD super)isor ca%%ot *e e%listed as o%e of 'our referees a%d s,he &ust su*&it a separate
supporti%g letter i% additio% to the two re7uired refere%ce letters(
Name' Surname'
%mail' Position'
RESEAR#+ DETAI"S
Area of proposed research,stud'

PhD pro:ect( Please provide a detailed description of the proposed doctoral stud"/research plan$ See sample
on the last pa1e$ NOTE$ The pro:ect;s title &ust *e the sa&e as i% the preli&i%ar' accepta%ce letter(
Title'
ProCect details

E5pected *e%efits( Please provide a short account of the !enefits the Felloship ill provide to "ou and "our
home institution$

Applica%t;s accepta%ce of co%ditio%s go)er%i%g the rele)a%t TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship
Progra&&e( Please print this page, sign in original and send as scanned attachment. Do note that unsigned applications
cannot be accepted. If you are unable to send a scanned version via e-mail, please send the page with the signature by
fax.
I accept the terms and conditions 1overnin1 these Felloships and I confirm that I shall return to m" home
countr" upon completion of m" Felloship$ Moreover* I confirm that to the !est of m" 7noled1e the
information a!ove is true and correct$
Si1nature' )ate'
N.B. The application form cannot be accepted without a signature.
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WOR"D .ETEORO"OGI#A" ORGANI<ATION 3W.O6 S!PPORT
Are "ou a potential applicant for a full2time Ph) in a field related to atmospheric science* climate and climate
chan1e* h"drolo1"* multi2ha?ard earl"2arnin1 or disaster2ris7 reductionE
If so* "ou ma" !e interested in appl"in1 for a World Meteorolo1ical Or1ani?ation 3WMO4 travel 1rant as a
complement to the Ph) felloship$
See here for complete details' http'//tas$or1/mo21rants2tas2phd2felloships
If "ou have applied for the WMO 1rant please tic7 here'
EN#"OS!RES #+E#="IST
I&porta%t$ E%sure that A"" rele)a%t e%closures are i%cluded with the co&pleted applicatio% for&(
Please onl" su!mit the material re0uested as an" other material not listed is not re0uired 3e$1$ secondar"
education certificates* certificates of participation in conferences or trainin1 courses etc4$
A cop" of passport* even if e&pired$ Onl" the pa1e ith personal details is re0uired$
)etailed description of the proposed doctoral stud"/research plan 3see sample on last pa1e4$
Curriculum Fitae and complete list of pu!lications 3do not send papers4$
6niversit" de1ree certificates and relevant universit" transcripts of advanced courses for all academic de1rees$
Official letter of acceptance of a 8OST institution as per sample attached$ The acceptance letter must !e si1ned !" the
head of department* post1raduate studies coordinator or pro1ramme partner:s contact person 3as specified in the
application 1uidelines for each specific felloship pro1ramme4$ The startin1 date on the acceptance letter must !e the
"ear folloin1 the application* e$1$ If "ou appl" for a felloship in ;GHD the acceptance letter should sho the startin1
date as ;GHI$
Reference letters must !e on letter2headed paper* SI.N%) and sent as attachments via e2mail to TWAS and the
relevant pro1ramme partner 3e&cept in the cases of S$N$-ose* India and ICC-S* Pa7istan4$ The su!Cect line must
contain the name of the Felloship pro1ramme and the candidate:s surname$ Alternativel"* letters should !e sent in
sealed envelopes !" post$ N$-$ Onl" si1ned reference letters can !e accepted$ The letters can !e su!mitted either !"
the referee or !" the applicant directl"$
Supportin1 statement from the head/director of the applicant:s 8OM% institute on headed paper* if re1istered in the
8OM% countr"$
Certificate of proficienc" in %n1lish or lan1ua1e of countr" to !e visited$
Si1ned Re1istration and No O!Cection Certificate* if applica!le$
Supportin1 letter of Ph) supervisor* if re1istered in the 8OM% countr"$
Certificate of 1ood health from a 0ualified medical doctor 3for ICC-S onl"4$
OT+ER INFOR.ATION
+ow did 'ou fi%d out a*out TWAS Fellowship Progra&&es2 3Please tic4 o%e o%l'6
)irect mailin1 Jto institutionK$
TWAS e!site$
Word of mouth/email from collea1ue$
Other 3please specif"4'
SA.P"E A##EPTAN#E "ETTER FOR +OST INSTIT!TIONS
It is important to note that applicants .!ST alread" !e accepted !" a host institution in -ra?il* India* 5en"a*
Mala"sia or Pa7istan to !e eli1i!le for a TWAS Post1raduate Felloship$
8o to o!tain the preliminar" acceptance letter'
H4 Identif" a suita!le host institution from the lists provided 3see accompan"in1 application 1uidelines4$
;4 Contact "our selected host institution or a potential host supervisor* providin1 "our CF* research
proposal and a cop" of the sample acceptance letter 3see !elo4$
Si1ned acceptance letters must !e sent to TWAS and the relevant pro1ramme partner 3e&cept in the case of
S$N$-ose* and ICC-S4$ The head of department* coordinator of post1raduate studies or pro1ramme
partner:s contact person 3as specified in the application 1uidelines for each specific felloship pro1ramme4
at the 8OST institution must si1n the letter$ Informal communication e&chan1ed ith potential host
supervisors can !e su!mitted* !ut it ill %ot !e considered as formal evidence of institutional acceptance$
HOST INSTITUTION'S LETTERHEAD
Department’s name
Postgraduate programme’s name
Institutional address
Tel and fax numbers
E-mail address
[Place and Date]
)ear ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [candidate’s name and surname] 2 ,,,,,,,,, [country of
citizenship]*
This is to inform "ou that* as a candidate for a post1raduate felloship under the a1reement esta!lished !"
TWAS and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [programme partner]* "ou have !een accepted for a ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
[FULL-TIME or SANDWICH, please specify*] post1raduate pro1ramme of the duration of
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Jlength of time, months/years, please specify] in ,,,,,,,,,, [field
of specialization/academic programme] at this department/institution
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,$
If su!se0uentl" selected for a TWAS2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [programme partner] Felloship* "ou should
!e1in "our studies/research in the ,,,,,,,,,, [first or second] academic semester of ,,,,,,
3"ear4 and e&pect to conclude !" ,,,,,,,,,,, [month and year]$ While researchin1 at this institution*
"ou ill !e under the supervision of Professor ,,,,,,,,,,,,, [name, and surname of
supervisor] to !e contacted at ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [email address].
The topic for hich "ou have !een accepted to stud" at this institution is'
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,$
=ours sincerel"*
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Sig%ature and name of head of department* post1raduate studies coordinator or pro1ramme partner:s
contact person as specified in the 1uidelines for each specific felloship pro1ramme
N.B. The letter cannot be accepted without a signature.
* The FULL-TIME Fellowship applies to candidates who intend to register for a PhD in the
host country. The SANDWICH Fellowship entails one research visit at the host institute
for applicants who are already registered for a PhD in their home country.
Please verify the minimum and maximum duration of the sandwich programme in the
application guidelines (under the “additional information” section of each programme
partner).
I.PORTANT NOTE$
The starti%g date o% the accepta%ce letter &ust *e the 'ear followi%g the applicatio% e(g( If 'ou appl' for a
fellowship i% 9>8? the accepta%ce letter should show the starti%g date as 9>8@(
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JInstitution:s LetterheadK
JInstitution:s address and contact detailsK
Registratio% A No O*:ectio% #ertificate
This is to certif" that Mr/Mrs/Ms NNNNNNNN* son / dau1hter of NNNNNNNN * has !een
re1istered in the )epartment ofNNNNNNNN at the 6niversit" of NNNNNNNN for a Ph) in the
area of NNNNNNNN since NNNNNNNN
We here!" conve" our No O!Cection toards his/her stud"/or7 in NNNNN$$ Jindicate host institution*
cit" and countr"K* and also a1ree to accept 8ost Supervisor* NNNNNNNN$ Jindicate title* name and
surname of host supervisorK as a Co2Supervisor in the final assessment of the thesis/dissertation !ased on
hich the Ph) de1ree could !e offered to Mr/Mrs/Ms NNNNNNNN !" us$
JSi1nature ith SealK
NOT%' This certificate should !e si1ned !" the Fice2Chancellor or Re1istrar of the 6niversit" here the
candidate is re1istered for his/her Ph)
PROPOSED POSTGRAD!ATE ST!D,RESEAR#+ P"AN
Applica%t$ Name* S6RNAM%
Title$ Studies on the properties of colossal ma1netoresistance 3CMR4 in ma1netic ceramics and thin films
8(> State&e%t of Purpose
Perovs7ite man1anites are a class of materials that have attracted enormous attention recentl" !ecause the" e&hi!it the
so called colossal ma1netoresistance 3CMR4 effect$ These materials displa" dramatic chan1e in their electrical
resistance in an applied ma1netic field$ The chan1es are so lar1e that the material can in fact chan1e from an insulator to
a metal$ At hi1h temperature these materials are parama1netic insulators* hile at lo temperatures* the" e&hi!it a
num!er of phases includin1 ferroma1netic metallic and anti ferroma1netic insulatin1$
The ph"sics of CMR effect is focused on the mechanism of dou!le e&chan1e of carriers !eteen the Mn
BO
and Mn
DO
ions$
8oever dou!le e&chan1e alone is not a!le to e&plain the chan1e of resistivit" as e&erted !" man" or7ers such as
Millis et al. ho su11ested that stron1 electron2phonon couplin1 arisin1 from (ahn2Teller effect pla"s a crucial role$ The
t"pical CMR material is derived from perovs7ite man1anites ith the chemical formula LnH2&A&MnOB here Ln is the rare
earth 3Ln P La* Pr* Nd* Sm4 and A is the divalent metal 3A P Ca* -a* Sr4$
In 1eneral* ma1netoresistance is a measure of the chan1e in electrical resistance as function of the ma1netic field 8 and
is usuall" calculated as' MRQ P JR384 2 R3G4K/R3G4 & HGG
here R384 denotes the field dependent resistance and R3G4 the resistance at ?ero ma1netic field$
9(> O*:ecti)es
9(8 Ge%eral O*:ecti)e
To produce hi1h 0ualit" homo1enous dense !ul7 and thin films of LaG$L<CaG$BBMnOB and LaG$L<SrG$BBMnOB and
LaG$L<%rG$BBMnOB usin1 coprecipitation method that offers enhancement in CMR properties$
9(9( Specific O*:ecti)es
R To produce hi1h 0ualit" homo1enous dense !ul7 of LCMO* LSMO and L%rMO via coprecipitation method$
R To fa!ricate the thin film* usin1 Pulsed Laser A!lation )eposition 3PLA)4 on various su!strates$
R To investi1ate the ma1netic properties and Tc determination usin1 AC susceptometer in a temperature ran1e of ;I 52
BGG 5$
R To measure ma1netoresistance 3MR4 effect$
R To investi1ate the electrical propert" and Tp determination* usin1 standard four2 point pro!e in a temperature ran1e of
;G 5 to BGG 5$
D(> .ethodolog'
3i6 Fa*ricatio% of cera&ic co&po%e%t usi%g coprecipitatio% &ethod
In this proCect* the pol"cr"stalline samples of ma1netoresistive LMCO* LSMO and L%rMO ill !e prepared in !ul7 form
via coprecipitation method$
3ii6 Thi% Fil& Preparatio% *' Pulsed "aser A*latio% Depositio% 3P"AD6
Toda"* PLA) is idel" used for producin1 thin film$ Conceptuall" and e&perimentall"* PLA) is relativel" simple$ PLA)
consists of a tar1et holder and a su!strate holder housed in a vacuum cham!er$ A hi1h2poer laser is used as an
e&ternal ener1" source to vapori?e the tar1et material and to deposit the thin film$ A set of optical components is used to
focus the laser !eam on the tar1et surface$ The cham!er is pumped to hi1h vacuum usin1 a molecular pump$
Pol"cr"stalline LCMO* LSMO and L%rMO thin films* ill !e fa!ricated on polished .aAs3HGG4 and Si3HGG4 su!strates !"
pulsed laser a!lation deposition 3PLA)4 usin1 a sin1le LMCO pol"cr"stal tar1et$
6F radiation from an N)' =A. laser 3avelen1th IB;nm4 is focused onto a split tar1et at an an1le of incident of DIS$ The
laser is set to produce ener1" per pulse of HGG m( and the !eam is focused to spot si?e B mm
;
at tar1et* as measured
from the total area of a stationar" tar1et affected !" the laser !eam$ The tar1et and su!strate is D cm and the plume
stopped Cust short of the su!strate$
?(> E5pected Output
Production of CMR materials ith improved properties as sensin1 elements$
@(> Refere%ces
E(> Ti&eli%e,Budget 3o%l' if applica*le6