GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE PROGRAMME:
(i). The individual availing this fellowship would be called a BOYSCAST FELLOW.
(ii). The fellow will be entitled to the fellowship amount of US $ 2400 (or equivalent in other foreign currency) per month up to six months and US $ 2000 (or equivalent in other foreign currency) per month from the 7th month onwards with maximum duration of fellowship being 12 months. The institution to which the candidate belongs would be responsible for necessary foreign exchange arrangements.
(iii). Fellow will also be entitled to a personal contingent grant of Rs.15,000/- if the fellowship duration is upto six months and Rs.20,000/- if the fellowship duration is more than six months.
(iv). Fellow will also be permitted to travel within host country to attend conferences or visit other institutes of interest with the approval of the Guide at the host institute and as per DST rules. The Fellow will be entitled to a grant of US $ 600 (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for duration upto six months and US $ 1200 (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for duration beyond six months for this purpose.
(v). Fellow will be entitled to air passage in economy class by Air India/Indian Airlines from the place of working in India to the place of the overseas host institute and back by shortest route. The fellow may, however, travel by airlines other than Air India/Indian Airlines, if the fare offered by the other airlines is competitive/cheaper as compared to Air India/Indian Airlines.
(vi). Bank commission charges, Medical insurance expenses, Visa fee, Airport tax and taxi charges etc. will be met by the fellow from out of the personal contingent grant.
(vii). Rules governing payment of salary, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension etc. of the Organisation/Institution/University to which the fellow belongs would continue to be applicable. No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by DST.
(viii). The candidate selected for the award of the BOYSCAST fellowship should preferably commence their research/training before the end of the financial year in which the award is given. Failure to do so would render the fellow forfeit the award. The decision of DST on all these matters would be final.
(ix). Visa arrangements are to be made by the candidate.