The “Back-to-Lab” programme offers Research and Post-Doctoral Fellowship to women who have break in their career, to facilitate their re-entry in science research. The fellowship is provided normally for a period of 3 years.The scheme is open to unemployed women of Kerala origin qualified with post-graduate degree in Basic or Applied Science or Professional Courses.

Applications can be submitted in response to notification issued once in a year, tentatively during January.

  • Monthly Research Fellowship of Rs.22,000/- + 10 % HRA in the first two years and Rs.25,000/- + 10 % HRA per month in the third year, along with an annual contingent grant of Rs.20,000/-.
  • Duration of the Fellowship is 3 years or till the date of submission of Ph.D Thesis, whichever is earlier.
  • Only women candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant should be of Kerala origin and unemployed.
  • Age limit : 45 years
  • Applicant should have qualified post-graduation with minimum 60% marks.
  • Applicant should have a valid Ph.D. registration in an institution of academic/ research excellence in Kerala including R&D institutions, University Departments, Govt. Aided colleges, in any of the streams; Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine (STEAM).
  • Applicant should have completed Ph.D. course work.
  • Only those research scholars who are under (undergone) career break spanning for a minimum period of 6 months during the course of their Ph.D. programme due to maternity or other valid reasons are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant should not have completed 4 years as on the date of Ph.D. registration.
  • Applicant should not be receiving any fellowship or grant from any other source.

The Head,
Women Scientists Division
Kerala State Council of Science, Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
Ph: 0471 2548208, Fax: 0471 2540085, 2534605
E-mail: womenscientistkerala@gmail.com