A fellowship program has been launched after a tri-nation
alliance was signed between three developing nations viz India, Brazil &
South Africa. The alliance opens doors for scholars from Brazil, South Africa
to come to India.
The program is supported by Ministry of External Affairs and
headed by Research & Information System (RIS). Two scholars each from
Brazil & South Africa would be coming to India to work under the guidance
of Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran. The program is named IBSA (India, Brazil,
South Africa) Fellowship Program. The fellowship program would last from three
to six months.
The fellowship program was launched by Preeti Saran, Secretary
(East) in the External Affairs Ministry. She said “The three countries can work
together on various issues and yield better results”.
Research & Information System (RIS) has set up a
committee to select the scholars from the applications received. The scholars
would be would be doing research on South-South Cooperation across a range of
issues in India.
During the launch Shyam Saran said “This fellowship program
would provide platform to the scholars of Brazil and South Africa to study new
challenges like SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals set by UN) and the Paris
The next IBSA summit would be hosted by India in 2017.