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ESSO-NCESS Junior Research Fellowship 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Dec-2017
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AwardUp to INR 28000, HRA, etc.
EligibilityCSIR-UGC NET-JRF qualified candidates
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

The Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695011. Phone: 04712511501, Fax:04712442280, Email:,,

What is ESSO-NCESS Junior Research Fellowship 2017?

ESSO-NCESS invites applications for Junior Research Fellowship 2017 from eligible candidates who want to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research in the areas of earth system sciences. Junior Research Fellowship is applicable to CSIR-UGC NET-JRF qualified candidates and for candidates having DST INSPIRE Fellowship. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidates not exceeding 28 years as on 30.09.2015.
  • 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in Earth System Sciences or related field with valid CSIR-UGC NET qualification for JRF.

Note: The selected candidates will be required to register for a Ph.D. degree after completion of the coursework within a year from the date of joining.

How can you apply ?

The application can be submitted by post only by following these steps:
Step 1: Download the application form
Step 2: Fill in the necessary details.
Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
Step 4: Finally, submit an ink-signed copy of the application on the prescribed form only.
Step 5: Completed applications along with enclosures should be sent to: 
The Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, 
Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695011.

Terms and Conditions

  • In the case of SC/ST/OBC category students, attested copy of caste certificate MUST be enclosed with the application.
  • All applications should mention e-mail id and contact telephone number of the applicant.
  • Initially, the Fellowship will be for a maximum period of 3 years. Continuance during this period will depend on satisfactory performance. 

Date of Interview: Interviews will be held twice or thrice a year, usually after the date of declaration of NET CSIR-UGC results. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview for which they will be paid for 2nd/Sleeper Class Train/Bus fare. 

Remuneration: INR 25,000 per month consolidated plus admissible HRA, leave and other benefits for initial two years, and INR 28,000 per month consolidated plus admissible HRA and other benefits during subsequent year/s subject to satisfactory performance. Sufficient contingent grant for supporting field work, etc., will also be provided during the tenure of the Fellowship. 

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