Kerala State Council for Science and Environment Post-doctoral Fellowships 2020


Are you a native of Kerala? Are you looking for a post-doctoral fellowship in Science and Technology? Kerala State Council for Science and Environment (KSCSTE) is inviting applications for Post-doctoral Fellowship 2020 and Special Post-doctoral Fellowship 2020. Eligible candidates can check out all the details and apply for the schemes. Read this article to know the details of PDF, benefits, eligibility, duration and application process, etc.

About KSCSTE

Kerala State Council for Science and Environment (KSCSTE), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Science &Technology, Government of Kerala, was constituted in 1972 as the Science, Technology and Environment Committee (STEC). Later it was renamed as KSCSTE in 2002. KSCSTE is the main and responsible agency for change and development through Science and Technology in Kerala. The KSCSTE promotes and activates programmes in science and technology, plan and promote S &T policies for the State development, facilitates the dissemination of scientific knowledge through workshops and training, establish interactions between academia and industries. KSCSTE provides post-doctoral fellowships in science and Engineering the PhD degree holders with high-quality research publications in reputed journals and provides the opportunity to work in any reputed R&D institution/University departments in India and develop their research skills.

Benefits of Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programmes

The candidates who will be selected and pursue the Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) at KSCSTE Kerala will get the financial assistance or monthly scholarship for their research. The scholarship will be provided to the PDF fellow for up to three years. The main aim of these programmes is to motivate PhD scholars to starts further research. It will also help them develop a career as a scientist.

Categories of Fellowships

There are two types of post-doctoral fellowships:
  1. KSCSTE Post-Doctoral Fellowship (KSCSTE PDF)
  2. KSCSTE Special Post Doctoral Fellowship (KSCSTE SPDF)

1. KSCSTE Post-Doctoral Fellowship (KSCSTE PDF)

The candidates who hold a degree in PhD in science and engineering will be eligible to apply for the Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Besides, they must possess a PhD degree with high-quality research publications in SCI journals. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship can be utilized to conduct their research in any institution other than the department or institute in India where the candidate has finished his/her PhD work.

Details of Fellowship

Emoluments: Post-doctoral fellow will be provided with a monthly Post Doctoral (PD) fellowship of Rs.32,000/- + 10% H.R.A per month. Besides, a contingency grant of Rs.50,000/- will be paid annually to the fellow.

Duration: Duration of fellowship will be a maximum of three years.

Eligibility
  • The candidate should be a native of Kerala by birth /domicile.
  • He/she must hold a PhD degree in Science or Engineering.
  • He/she should have at least one research publication in any reputed journal with Science Citation Indexed or must have one patent.
  • Applicant should not cross the age of 40 years as on 1st January of the current year.

2. KSCSTE Special Post Doctoral Fellowship (SPDF)

To be eligible for the SPDF, the candidates must possess a PhD in science. They must have research publication in high-quality research SCI journals. The candidates will get an opportunity and encouraged to work in the field of science and technology. The SPDF scheme aims to encourage PhD scholars to carry out further research in a specialised area of science and technology and to develop a career as a scientist. The SPDF can be availed by any researcher in the other than the department or institute in India where the candidate had completed his/her PhD.

Details of Fellowship

Special PDF includes the following post-doctoral fellowships:
  1. Verghese Kurien SPDF: It is given in the field of Veterinary Science or Dairy Science or Life Science or Biotechnology, etc.
  2. Jyeshtadeva SPDF: It is awarded in the field of Mathematics or Astronomy or Physics, etc.
  3. G.N. Ramachandran SPDF: It is given in the field of Protein crystallography or Structural Biology.
  4. Parameshwara SPDF: It is given in the field of Space Science.

Note: Here one fellowship from each category will be awarded.

Emoluments: Special Post-doctoral Fellow will be provided with a monthly Post Doctoral (PD) fellowship of Rs.35,000/- + 10% H.R.A per month. Besides, a contingency grant of Rs.70,000/- will be paid annually to the fellow. A travel grant of Rs.20,000/- will also be provided to the post-doctoral fellow.

Duration: Duration of the Special Postdoctoral Fellowship will be a maximum of three years.

Eligibility
  • The candidate should be a native of Kerala by birth /domicile.
  • He/she must hold a PhD degree in Science or Engineering.
  • He/she must have a PG degree with a first-class or equivalent grade from any recognised university.
  • He/she should have a good academic record.
  • He/she should have at least one research publication in any reputed journal with Science Citation Indexed or must have one patent.
  • Applicant should not cross the age of 40 years as on 1st January of the current year.

Application Procedure

The candidates who wish to apply for the post-doctoral fellowship at KSCSTE must have all the requisite qualification. They must visit the official website of KSCSTE and check the official notification, guidelines and terms and conditions before applying. Candidates should apply for the PDF and SPDF in the prescribed proforma available at the website of KSCSTE in the "Downloads" menu option. The candidates must fill all the required details in the application form and filled-in application along with the relevant documents must be sent to the below-mentioned address by the due date.

The Director,
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment(KSCSTE),
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram–695004

Apart from this, the candidates should also download brief profile format and after filling up submit along with the application form. The candidate should mention on the top of the envelope containing application form "Application for KSCSTE Special Post Doctoral Fellowship: 2020-21." The candidate should email the soft copy of the application (in MS word format) and all supporting signed documents (in .pdf format), to the mail ID: esanil.kscste@kerala.gov.in

Please note that the application having incomplete information and without relevant documents will be rejected. Further, the applications received after the due date will not be considered.

Important Note: The candidates who want to apply for both PDF and SPDF should submit one application only.

Documents to be annexed with the Application

  • Updated Resume
  • Document for Age Proof
  • Master's Degree (Attested copy)
  • Doctoral Degree (Attested copy)
  • List of publications
  • Research abstract of work done during PhD
  • Detailed proposal of the proposed work
  • Most recent three publications copies of at least 3 publications
  • Synopsis of proposed work (at least one page)
  • Consent letter from the Mentor
  • Consent letter from the head of the host institution
  • Declaration of the candidate

Selection of Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The selection of PDFs will be done through screening cum selection committee. The committee will review the proposal received. Evaluation of the proposals will be based on the quality, presentation, discussion. Apart from this, details of publications, academic records/recognitions etc. will also be taken into consideration for selection of PDFs.

Closing Date of Application Submission: November 16, 2020.

Contact Information

Scientist-in-charge (KSCSTE-PDF)
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram–695004
Tel: +91-471-2548250, +91471-2548200
Fax No.: +91471-2540085
Email: esanil.kscste@kerala.gov.in,
sasthrabodhini2011@gmail.com
kscste@gmail.com
Website: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/

Important Links:
Notification: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PDF_advt_20.pdf

Application Format: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PDFSPDF_Appln_2020.docx

Brief Profile Format: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BriefProfilePDFSPDF.pdf

Guidelines: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Guidelines_SPDF-1.pdf
https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Guidelines_PDF.pdf

Terms and Conditions: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TC_SPDF-1.pdf
https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TC_PDF.pdf


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