Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)

Post-Doctoral Fellowships will be provided to those who possess Ph.D. in science and engineering with high quality research publications in SCI journals. The program aims to encourage Ph.D. holders to pursue further research and to develop career as scientist. Selection of candidates through screening cum selection committee after evaluating the quality of the proposal, presentation, discussion, details of publications, academic records/recognitions etc. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship can be availed for research in an institution other than the department or institute in India where the candidate has undergone Ph.D. work.

Online applications invited for KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship (Last Date : 30.05.2024, 5 p.m.) 

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Details of Payment Effected in the year 2020 
March 2021
Details of Payment Effected in the year 2020
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  • The scheme offers Post-doctoral fellowship of 45,000/-+ 10 % HRA p.m along with an annual contingency grant of Rs.75,000/-.
  • Duration of the Fellowship is limited to maximum 2 years.
  • Applicant should be a permanent Resident of Kerala
  • Applicant should have qualified Ph.D. as on the date of application and should have scored minimum 60% marks for post-graduation.
  • Applicant should have chosen an institution as research Centre subject to the following
  • Research Centre should not be the same as Ph.D Research Centre
  • Research centre should preferably be in Kerala, [however, premier National Institutions viz.,IISER, IIT, IISc etc outside the State shall also be considered ]
  • Tenable in Government Institutions only
  • Tenable only in R&D institutions (National/State level) or University Departments.
  • Applicant should have published at least one research paper in a SCI Journal/ secured patent.
  • Those who have already availed one Post-Doctoral Fellowship from KSCSTE or elsewhere are not eligible to apply.

Scientist-in-charge (KSCSTE-PDF)
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695004
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