Fellowships for Science Writers & Science Communicators 2014 -2015.

Fellowships for Science Writers & Science Communicators 2014 -2015.

The State Council for Science Technology & Environment an autonomous institution under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Kerala has instituted  P T Bhaskara Panicker Emeritus Fellowship for Science Communication and Fellowships for Science writing and Communication.

Following Fellowships are available and open to writers and communicators in Science and Traineeship for young graduates.  1). Emeritus Fellowship 2). Senior Fellowships 3). Junior Fellowships 4). Traineeship.

KSCSTE Emeritus Fellowship will be awarded to a Senior Science writer-communicator. 

Applications are invited from eligible persons for awarding Emeritus, Senior and Junior Fellowships in Science writing –Communication and traineeship in Science Writing Communication, who are having the following qualifications. Application Format, Terms and conditions etc are available for download from the bottom of this webpage.

The last date for receiving applications  – 31st July 2014  15th August, 2014.

The candidates should be a native of Kerala by birth / domicle.

A.      Emeritus Fellowship - 1

This recognition is named as P T Bhaskara Panicker Emeritus Fellowship for Science Communication which will be awarded to a Senior Science writer –Communicator who had outstanding contribution in this field for a considerably long period.

This Fellowship will be awarded based on evaluating the contributions made by the experts/scholars, by an expert panel constituted by the Council.

Fellowship of  Rs: 25,000/- per month and Rs. 50000 contingency

Duration – 2 years

Age limit: 75 years

Qualification: - 1) Post-graduation in Science 2) Well established contribution in Science Writing - Communication through any media 3) Outstanding publication in Science of high standard in Malayalam or English.


1.      Teaching Experience

2.      Ph.D. in Science

3.      Leadership in any science movement which have lead to a significant transformation and impact on social upliftment of the people.


Age: up to 60 years

Fellowship: Rs.20, 000/- per month and contingency fund Rs. 25000/-

Duration – 2 years

1. Post-graduation in any branch of science

2. Proven contributions in the field of science writing or science communication through any media as evidenced by publication.

3. A minimum of 5 original science publications in Malayalam  or English on any branch of science.

DESIRABLE: Doctorate in Science/ Experience in writing-presenting Science through various media / Teaching experience/ Proficiency in the Language and Oral Communication.


           Age: up to 40

          Fellowship money: Rs.16, 000/- (consolidated)

            Duration – 2 years

1-      Graduation in any branch of science.

2-      Publications in science- articles in newspapers &periodicals and at least 2 books on any area of science.


DESIRABLE:Post Graduation, Experience in web design experience as a science presenter or script writer in various media/ expertise in Malayalam/English. Expertise in Lay out setting / Proof reading/ knowledge in current affairs/ digital publication etc.


Applications are also invited from young graduates who are willing to work as trainees of Science Journalists in KSCSTE

Qualifications: Graduate in Science.

Flair in preparing articles, features and research reports on topics of Science/ Computer savvy, knowledge in current affairs aptitude in graphic design /social media/ experience in digital publication are desirable.

Upper limit – 35 years

Monthly remuneration – Rs. 12,000/- (consolidated)

Duration – 1 year

Application should carry full Biodata of the candidates incorporating age, qualifications, experience achievements in the particular field and a recommendation letter from a reputed teacher/ journalist/scientist who was a mentor of the candidate or long acquaintance with the candidate.  Name and address of two referees from the field of Science Communication who can provide reliable information about the candidate may also be included.

The age limit prescribed against each item will be calculated  as on 01-July-2014

Copies of testimonials showing qualification and experience publications etc. are to be attached with the application.


More details can be had from

Head, MLM Division, Phone: 0471-2548218

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Applications complete in every respect may be addressed to:

The Executive Vice President

KSCSTE, SathraBhavan, Thiruvananthapuram - 4 so as to reach his office on or before  31st July 2014. 15th August 2014