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February 16, 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowships helps young researchers in launching a progressive educational / research career. If you have completed your doctoral studies and wants monetary support in the area of postdoctoral studies then here are some outstanding fellowships available. This section is exclusive for Post Doctoral Fellowships available in India. Various institutes of India such as IIT Madras, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), University Grants Commission (UGC), etc. provides motivation to praiseworthy students by offering excellent scholarships in various fields. Let’s have a look on the following fellowship programs regarding various details containing brief description and eligibility criteria.

1. Scholarship Program: Postdoctoral Fellowship at IIT Madras
Employer: IIT Madras
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: IIT Madras offers Short Term Post Doctoral Fellowship for women with PhD with an objective of maintaining awareness and interest in high quality academic research in the engineering departments of Aerospace, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Engineering Design, Mechanical, Metallurgical & Materials and Ocean and in the departments of Chemistry, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics and Physics.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iitm.ac.in/downloads/academic/pdfadv2010.pdf

2. Scholarship Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Employer: NBHM
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: Every year, NBHM offers postdoctoral fellowships to selected young mathematicians who have completed their PhD degree in mathematics. The postdoctoral fellowships (PDF) are intended for mathematicians below the age of 35 who have a doctoral degree or equivalent published research work. Persons who have submitted their dissertations for a PhD degree are also eligible to apply. A candidate can apply for the award of PDF any time. An application may be sent on a plain paper and must include a detailed curriculum vitae of the applicant, a copy of his/her Ph.D. thesis and other publications. The application should be supported by recommendations from three experts in the field, and sent directly to the Member-Secretary, NBHM. The postdoctoral fellowship consists of Rs.11,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs.11,500/- per month for third year if extension is granted by NBHM and a contingency grant of Rs. 6,000/- (Rs. Six Thousand only) per year.
Scholarship Website: http://www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/postdoct.html

3. Scholarship Program: Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme in Sciences, Medical & Engineering Sciences
Employer: UGC
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: Postdoctoral research is an important enabling step in grooming young researchers for launching an academic/research career. This is a transition phase from a largely supervisor directed student at doctoral level to an independent researcher for leadership position, particularly in academia. A postdoctoral stint also provides an opportunity to acquire new skills, broaden one’s horizon and offers a platform for transiting into cross-disciplinary areas. The monthly stipend for these awards would be Rs.28,000 – 30,000 as applicable with an annual increase of Rs.1000. The monthly “bridging fellowship” stipend would be Rs. 22,000 as applicable. And the “Higher Fellowship” stipend would be Rs. 30,000 as applicable. The PDF award will carry a contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 pa.
Scholarship Website: http://ugcdskpdf.unipune.ac.in/

4. Scholarship Program: ICMR CENTENARY -Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Scheme)
Employer: ICMR
Level of Study: PhD/MD/MS
Brief Scholarship Description: ICMR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is being instituted to foster high quality research opportunities to promising fresh PhD/ MD/MS holders in the cutting edge areas of basic science, communicable and non communicable diseases, and reproductive health including nutrition at ICMR Institutes / Centers. Special focus will be on fundamental research in areas of science and other priority areas identified by ICMR from time to time. ICMR intends to offer fifty (50) such fellowships every year for working in ICMR Institutes/Centers with state-of-art R&D facilities. These fellowships will be allocated by Director General, ICMR, depending upon the needs of the Institute /Centre. ICMR Post Doctoral Fellows will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Rs. 35,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA), Non Practicing allowance (NPA) as admissible and a contingency grant of Rs.3.0 lakhs per annum. 25% of the contingency grant can be used for travel including per diem expenses.
Scholarship Website: http://icmr.nic.in/mpd_phd.htm

5. Scholarship Program: KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme (PDF)
Employer: KSCSTE
Level of Study: Doctoral Research
Brief Scholarship Description: KSCSTE inviting application from candidates for the award of Post doctoral Fellowships of the Kerala State Council for Science and Environment, an autonomous body of Government of Kerala. There will be ten Post Doctoral Fellowships in science subjects for those who have completed doctoral research with at least one research publication in a reputed journal. The PDFs will engage in full time research work for 2 years in the relevant subject areas. The fellowship amount consists of Rs. 20,000/- per month for the two years with 10% HRA and annual contingency of Rs. 25,000/-
Scholarship Website: http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/pgm_pdf.html

6. Scholarship Program: IISc Centenary Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Employer: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is offering the IISc Centenary Post-Doctoral Fellowship to encourage bright scientists and engineers (preferably below 35 years) of all nationalities to work in the stimulating environment of the Institute.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iisc.ernet.in/opportunities/Poster_1.pdf

7. Scholarship Program: Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Madras
Employer: IIT Madras
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: It is proposed to offer a number of Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras). It is a temporary research position which may be offered for those who seek to choose research as a profession. The research work during the post-doctoral period can be in areas that are of interest, both to the post-doctoral fellows and the Institute.(Institute henceforth refers to IIT Madras) The presence of the post-doctoral fellows at the Institute will further enhance the research culture and output of the Institute and help promote inter – disciplinary research. It is a transition phase which can also help a fresh doctorate transform into an independent researcher before taking up a research career.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iitm.ac.in/downloads/academic/InstitutePostDoctoralFellowshipatIITMadras18820101.pdf

8. Scholarship Program: Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Post-doctoral Fellowship
Employer: IUCAA
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from researchers with outstanding track record for a newly constituted Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Post-doctoral Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The duration of the fellowship is typically for two to three years, but is extendable up to a maximum period of five years based on performance. The fellowship will carry a remuneration of Indian Rs. 40,000/- per month for the first two years and Indian Rs.45,000/- per month in the subsequent years. There will be a contingency grant of Indian Rs.1,50,000/- per year throughout the tenure. The fellowship also includes rent free accommodation on campus as well as medical and other benefits. Facilities required for research are provided institutionally. A post-doctoral fellow with excellent performance will be considered for a tenured position.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/Post-doctora-Fellowship.html

9. Scholarship Program: Post Doctoral/Visiting Fellows Program
Employer: NCBS
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: The Postdoctoral or Visiting Fellows Program at NCBS seeks to attract fresh talented graduates within the country and outside as well as individuals with post doctoral experience to our laboratories at NCBS. Applications to this Program are accepted year around with appointments typically activated in August each year.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ncbs.res.in/post_doctoral_program

10. Scholarship Program: Post Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Kharagpur
Employer: IIT Kharagpur
Level of Study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: Candidates aged 35 years or less having a Ph.D. Degree and willing to carry out advanced research in the fields of Engineering & Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences and Law (Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate Law, and Environment Law) should apply online.
Scholarship Website: http://erp.iitkgp.ernet.in/PDFApplications/Login.jsp

11. Scholarship Program: DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science & Technology
Employer: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for the award of “DST-Nano Mission Postdoctoral Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Nano Science & Technology. This highly prestigious fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions/Universities including non-profit R & D institutions anywhere in India. The fellowships are awarded under the Mission on Nano Science & Technology (Nano Mission) of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Scholarship Website: http://www.jncasr.ac.in/annview.php?id=280

12. Scholarship Program: CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme
Employer: CSIR
Level of Study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: “CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme” has been instituted to foster high quality research opportunities to promising fresh PhD holders in the cutting edge areas of Basic Science, Engineering, Medical and Agriculture at CSIR laboratories. Special focus will be for fundamental research in the inter-phase areas of science and technology. CSIR intends to offer one hundred (100) such fellowships every year for working in CSIR laboratories with stateof-art R&D facilities. CSIR Nehru Science Postdoctoral Fellows will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Indian Rs. 35,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible and a contingency grant of Rs. 3.0 lakh per annum. 25% of the contingency grant can be used for domestic and international travel including per diem expenses.
Scholarship Website: http://csirhrdg.res.in/nehrupdf.pdf

13. Scholarship Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2011-12
Employer: Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of “DST-CSI-Postdoctoral Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Cognitive Science. The fellowship istenable in Research Institutions/Universities/Non-profit R&D Institutions within India. The fellowships are awarded under a programme “Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSI)” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Scholarship Website: http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new11/CSI-AD_2011.pdf

14. Scholarship Program: DBT Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme
Employer: DBT
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The Department of Biotechnology has introduced this program. The Secretary, DBT requested Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to co-ordinate and administer the implementation of the said programme. The Institute is successfully getting it done through the Society for Innovation and Development. The programme got started from December 2000 at a total project cost of Rs. 465.00 lakhs. The programme is intended only for Indian citizens. The purpose of the fellowship programme is to train scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at such institutions in India which are engaged in major biotechnological research activities.
Scholarship Website: http://sid.iisc.ernet.in/dbtpdf.html

15. Scholarship Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Employer: The School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The School of Mathematics offers a few Visiting Fellowships (post-doctoral positions) every year. These are research positions in Mathematics, tenable for one year in the first instance and renewable for another year, subject to a review towards the end of the first year. In select cases a candidate may be considered for a regular appointment in the Institute following one or two years of Visiting Fellowship (regular appointments are normally intended for citizens of India).
Scholarship Website: http://www.math.tifr.res.in/postdocts.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

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