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National Fellowships for Graduates/Post Graduates Students, India | TOC 1

Its  a big list. And that is why we are publishing this in two sections.

By: Dr. Richa Lakhotia

There are many exciting programs and funding opportunities to support graduates/post graduates students in India. Check out these fellowships available for indian students with varying academic backgrounds. 

(1) Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric)

Individual centric competitive mode of funding will be provided under the EMR funding schemes. SERB supports potential scientists for undertaking research in frontier areas of S&T in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences. For more details please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(2) Scheme for funding High Risk -High Reward Research

The Scheme for funding High Risk – High Reward Research aims at supporting proposals that are conceptually new and risky, and if successful, expected to have a paradigm shifting influence on the S&T. This may be in terms of formulating new hypothesis, or scientific breakthroughs which aid in emergence of new technologies. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(3) Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science

The scheme, Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science (EMEQ) is aimed at providing research support to scientists belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe in undertaking research in newly emerging and frontier areas of science and engineering. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(4) Start-Up Research Grant (Young Scientists)

Start-up grant for Young Scientists is restructured w.e.f. 1st September, 2015 into two new schemes:    Early Career Research Award (ECRA), National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF). For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(5) J C Bose National Fellowship

Nominations are invited for the J C Bose National Fellowships. The fellowship is meant to recognize active scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and contributions. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(6) Ramanujan Fellowship

The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India, i.e. for those scientists who want to return to India from abroad. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective. The Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(7) National Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(8) Early Career Research Award

Early Career Research Award scheme aims to provide quick research support to the young researchers who are in their early career for pursuing exciting and innovative research in frontier areas of science and engineering. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(9) SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral fellowship (SERB-OPDF) aims to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science and Engineering, which are of interest to India by providing postdoctoral fellowship for a period of one year extendable to one more year subject to good performance. The applicant should have completed PhD degree in science and engineering not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(10) Sponsored Research (RESPOND)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has evolved a programme through which financial support is provided for conducting research and development activities related to Space Science, Space Technology and Space Application to academia in India. This programme of Research Sponsored by ISRO is called RESPOND. In special cases research and development projects proposed by non-academic R & D laboratories can also be supported through this programme. The aim of RESPOND is to encourage quality research in areas of relevance to the Indian space programme. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(11) Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM

Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) is aimed to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers & Technologists to undertake international collaborative research in premier institutions in U.S.A, to enhance their research capacities and capabilities in global perspective. DST has launched the fellowship (WISTEMM)” jointly with Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers 

(12) 2019-2020 Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

 In a September 2014 Joint Statement, the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India launched U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program to build long-term capacity to address climate change related issues in both countries.In pursuance of the Joint Statement, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India – desiring to promote further mutual understanding between the two peoples by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents – intend to partner to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars from both countries related to climate research and education through the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship. For more details Please visit official site: http://www.dst.gov.in/fellowship-opportunities-researchers

(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in India, 2018

The Department of Mathematics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee now wishes to invite applicants for its Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is open to outstanding and enthusiastic Indian researchers to pursue a research project on ‘Interpolation of Multicompartmental Diffusion MRI Data’ under the mentorship of Dr Sanjeev Kumar (Associate Professor of Mathematics).For more details please visit: https://scholarship-positions.com/postdoctoral-fellowship-researchers-indian-institute-technology-roorkee-india/2017/12/01/

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Dr.Richa currently working as a Manufacturing Associate at Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions. She worked as a Senior Research Fellow for more than 5 years for completion of Ph.D at Mumbai University. She is a skilled researcher and result oriented person.

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