Kscste Special Post Doctoral Fellowship (SPDF)

SPDF will be provided to those who possess Ph.D. in science with high quality research publications in SCI journals, to commemorate the legendaries in the field of Science and Technology. The scheme aims to encourage Ph.D. holders to pursue further research in the specialised area and to develop career as scientist. Verghese Kurien SPDF will be given in the field of Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Life Science/ Biotechnology, Jyeshtadeva SPDF in Mathematics/Astronomy/Physics, G.N. Ramachandran SPDF in Protein crystallography/Structural Biology and Parameshwara SPDF in Space Science. There will be one fellowship from each category. The Special Post-Doctoral fellowship can be availed for research in an institution other than the department or institute in India where the candidate had undergone Ph.D work.

Applications are invited through advertisement every September.

  • Post Doctoral (PD) Fellowship – monthly Rs.35,000/- + 10% H.R.A p. m. and annual contingent grant of Rs.70,000/- + Rs. 20,000/- as travel grant.
  • Fellowship shall be given for a period not exceeding three years.
  • Candidate should be a Keralite by birth/domicile.
  • Candidates should have Ph.D. in the respective field with first class/equivalent grade in preceding PG degree with a consistently good academic track record from any of the universities/recognized research centres in India.
  • Candidates should have published at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed Journal or one patent.
  • Age should not be more than 40 years as on 1st January of the current year.

Scientist-in-charge (SPDF)
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
SasthraBhavan, Pattom,Thiruvananthapuram - 695004
Tel: +91 471 2548250,
E-mail : sasthra.kscste@kerala.gov.in