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DST-CSI-Postdoctoral Fellowship

Ministry of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology
SERC Division


Cognitive Science is the study of the processes by which the humans and other animals come to know properties of their external environment and convert that knowledge into action as well as relay that knowledge to others by means of communication. As a result, Cognitive Science has a vital role to play in several socially important areas such as mental health, social engineering, education and computer technology. It is assumed that Cognitive Science is one of the four pillars of the 21st Century along with Nano, Bio, and Information Technology. Of the four, Cognitive Science is the least represented in the Indian scientific scenario. In view of this, DST took special initiative for research in Cognitive Science in the 11th Five Year Plan. The thrust areas are:  Foundations of Cognition; Language and Cognition; Computational Intelligence; Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. In short, at present, Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSI) of DST promises to revolutionize research in various fields such as, a) nature and origin of mental disorders of psychological, social and neurochemical origin; b) design of better learning tools and educational paradigms; and design of better software technologies and artificial intelligence devices. In addition to promoting basic research and infrastructure in this area, human resource development has also been identified as an integral part for success of this initiative.

(i) Invitation for Individual Research Proposal for 2010-11:

The interested scientists are welcome to participate in this Cognitive Science Research Initiative and submit research proposals in their area of expertise. The SERC project format is available at the website: The scientists are required to submit 15 copies of the proposal to Dr HB Singh, Scientist, SERC Division, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016 [e-mail:]. The envelope may be superscribed “Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSI)”.

(ii) Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2010-11:
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 is tenable 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.

Eligibility: The applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Science and Engineering with research interests in Cognitive Science and a good academic record. Those who have already submitted Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should be below 40 years of age.

Details of the Award: The postdoctoral fellowship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a maximum period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending upon progress of the research, the fellowship may be extended for the third year. Each fellow would be entitled to a fellowship of Rs 20,000/- per month and research contingency grant of Rs 1,00,000/- per year, payable to the host institution. The fellowships cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their Ph.D. degree.

Mode of Selection: The selection of candidates will be based on their bio-data and the performance in the interview. Applications will be evaluated by an expert committee. The key factors considered when assessing proposal are the excellence of applicant’s academic / research record, the excellence of the proposed research and the relevance of the host institution in the proposed research. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host institution within two month’s time.

Mode of Application: Candidates may submit their application on plain paper along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), one page synopsis of Ph.D. or equivalent degree’s thesis. The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose two page synopsis of proposed research work which must be compatible with the ongoing research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent of availing the fellowship. One should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India. The candidates are required to submit their application in duplicate to

Dr HB Singh, Scientist,
SERC Division, Department of Science and Technology,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016

Last date for receipt of applications for both (i) & (ii): September 30, 2010.

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Indo-US Research Fellowships for Indian Researchers

In an effort to augment scientific excellence in emerging areas of science and technology, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in association with Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of Department of Science and Technology (DST), announces the Indo-US Research Fellowships for the year 2011. The objective of the fellowship is to enable young researchers from India to carry out research in frontier areas of science and technology at a premier institution in USA. The fellowship will enable early and mid career Indian researchers to acquaint themselves with new scientific research methods and at the same time build strong collaborative linkages between the scientific communities of US and India.

Eligibility/ Application Requirements

Academic Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or equivalent or Ph.D. in Science or Technology or equivalent or M.D. Degree in Medicine or equivalent Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.

Up to 40 years as on 31 December 2010

A permanent position in a public funded R&D lab/ S&T institution (non-private)/ recognized universities/colleges in India.

Areas covered under the Fellowship
• Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
• Chemical Sciences
• Engineering Sciences
• Life Sciences
• Medical Sciences
• Mathematical and Computational Sciences
• Physical Sciences

Promising applications in areas other than the above areas may also be considered

Place of work
The applicant should have letter of acceptance from reputed US scientific/technological institution where the applicant will be undertaking the research work under the Fellowship

Fellowship Includes
• Monthly stipend
• Return airfare
• Preparatory allowances
• Conference allowances

Fellowship Duration
Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months

Proposal Guidelines and Format
Refer to

Application Deadline: 31 December 2010

For Immediate answers to your queries, please contact:
Dr. Smrrti Trikha
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House, New Delhi-110 001

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DR. K. S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA)-22nd Batch

A Post-Doctoral fellowship (PDF) Programme in Engineering and Science disciplines with absorption in a R&D unit of DAE (DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY).

BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES (BRNS) invites applications for its prestigious Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA). Stipend Rs. 20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits. Maximum duration: 2 years. Age Limit: 32 years (OBC: 35 SC/ST and Physically Challenged: 37). Qualification: for Science graduates: Ph.D : for Engineers: Ph.D. Or M.Tech with 2 year R&D experience. Applicants who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis may also apply. For details please see the full advertisement in the Current Science Journal: dated July 24, 2010 or Employment News: dated July 31, 2010.

Website: Information on KSKRA is also available on:

Last date for receipt of application: September 1, 2010.

Download the full advertisement in PDF and Word formats.

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KVPY Fellowship-2010


Award of KVPY Fellowship-2010 effective from 1.4.2011 (Rs.4000-7000 per month+4 months fellowship as Contingency Grant p.a.)

Basic Sciences/Medicine:

• Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2010-2011.
• Stream SB+2 (SX): Students enrolled in +2 / XII Standard during the academic year 2010-2011 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in basic sciences (B.Sc./Int. M.Sc.) during the academic year 2011 -2012.
• Stream SB: Students enrolled in First Year B.Sc./B.S/Integrated M.Sc. during the academic year 2010-2012.
• Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI to B.Sc. Second year during the academic year 2010-2011. In addition, students enrolled in I/II year B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch during the academic year 2010-2011 are also considered.
• Stream SP (Medicine): Students enrolled in I/II professional year of MBBS program during the academic year 2010 – 2011.

For details:

Second detailed advertisement date 11.07.10


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Inlaks Fine Art Awards 2009

Details: The Foundation encourages young artists to find their feet after college, and provides financial assistance to enable them to work on their own anywhere in India. The awards are intended to help artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent.

Application Procedure:

  • An application on plain paper may be sent with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, and evidence of date of birth.
  • A brief essay giving details of present occupation and achievements to date. (Not more than 300 words).
  • Your special need for the award and what do you propose to do with the award money. (Not more than 300 words).
  • Maximum 10 transparencies of your work.

Number of awards: Typically 5 or 6 per year.

Award amount: The Award is worth Rs. 8000/- per month for a period of one year, paid bi-annually.

The applications may be sent to the following address:

Inlaks Foundation
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (P.O. Box – 10504)
Aruna Asaf  Ali Marg
New Delhi – 110067

Last Date: November 30, 2008


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Diamond Jubilee & CH Bhabha Research Fellowship – 2009

Details: The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance awards Diamond Jubilee & CH Bhabha Research Fellowship to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Institute by enabling a member of the Institute to undertake research study on the latest developments in the field of banking and finance in any country, for a period of up to 10 weeks.

Application: Download here:

Last Date: October 31, 2008


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