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.
ELIGIBILITY:The applicants should either hold a Ph.D degree in Science or Engineering or should have submitted the Ph D thesis with research interests in Nano Science and Technology and should have very good academic record. They should be below 40 years of age and have evident capabilities of becoming future leaders of Indian science. This fellowship is meant for working in new areas and laboratories in order to expand their research capabilities, other than the one where the candidate obtained the doctorate degree from.
DETAILS OF THE AWARD:The fellowship carries a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.60,000/- + HRA besides a research contingency grant of Rs.2,00,000/- per annum. Funds will be disbursed through the host institution/university. The postdoctoral fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending on the progress of the research, the fellowship can be extended for the third year also. Candidates who have submitted the Ph D thesis but are yet to be awarded the Ph.D degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 45,000/- per month till the award of the degree.
MODE OF SELECTION:The candidates will be selected based on the recommendations of a Selection Committee after the scrutiny of their bio-data, research proposal and performance in the interview. Applicant’s academic and research record, the merit of the proposed research in the area of nano science and the facilities available in the host institution for the proposed research will be the key factors for consideration of the application. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within two month’s time.