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CSRI Post Doctoral Fellowship 2016

Deadline: 31-May-2016

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AwardFellowship of Rs 55,000 pm and research contingency grant of Rs 2,00,000 pa
EligibilityPhD in Science, Engineering and Cognitive Science, those who submitted PhD thesis are also eligible, age not more than 40 years.
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

The application should be sent to the following address by speed post.
Dr HB Singh, 
Scientist, 
Department of Science and Technology, 
Technology Bhawan, 
New Mehrauli Road, 
New Delhi-110016
Email: haribsingh@nic.in

Description

Cognitive Science is the study of mind and brain, focusing on how the mind represents knowledge and how mental representations and processes are realized in the brain. The field is highly interdisciplinary, combining ideas and methods from psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and neuroscience.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) seeks proposal in the active areas of cognitive research that include emotions, language, memory, visual perception and cognition, thinking and reasoning, social cognition, decision making, artificial intelligence, computational modeling of cognitive processes, psychology, cognitive development and other important components derive from work in the neurosciences, philosophy, linguistics and anthropology. The goal is to characterize the nature of human knowledge—its forms and content—and how that knowledge is used, processed, and acquired. Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI) of DST is willing to revolutionize research in various fields such as, a) nature and origin of mental disorders of psychological, social and neurochemical origin; b) design of better learning tools and educational paradigms; and c) design of better cognition based software technologies and devices.

Eligibility

The applicants with good academic record and holding a PhD or equivalent degree in Science, Engineering and allied areas of Cognitive Science are eligible for CSRI-PDF. Those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for ‘DST-CSRI-Postdoctoral Fellowship’ is 40 years

How to apply?

Candidates are required to submit two (2) copies of application in prescribed format available at DST website www.dst.gov.in. The envelope should be superscribed with "CSRI-PDF Application” and should be sent by speed post. A soft copy of proposal should also be mailed.

More Information

Applications are invited for the award of “CSRI-Post-Doctoral Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Cognitive Science. The fellowship is tenable for 2 years in Research Institutions/Universities/Non-profit R&D Institutions within India and cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their PhD degree. Each fellow would be entitled to a fellowship of Rs 55,000/- per month and research contingency grant of Rs 2,00,000/- per year.

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