Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF) at ARIES

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EligibilityPhD Degree Holders
AwardINR 75,000 per month and other benefits
DeadlineAlways Open


About the Program

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences invites applications for Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF) at ARIES from PhD degree holders in Astronomy and Astrophysics/Atmospheric Sciences. The key objective of the fellowship is to encourage candidates with outstanding academic records to carry out post-doctoral research at ARIES. The fellowship is initially tenable for 2 years which can be further extended to one more year after the successful review.

Fellowship Details
  • Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF) at ARIES DeadlineAlways Open

    An applicant must -

    • Hold a PhD degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics/Atmospheric Sciences from a recognised University/Institute
    • Not be more than 32 years of age as on the last date of submission

    Note: The fellowship is open for both Indian citizens and foreign nationals (including people with PIO/NRI status).


    A total of two fellows will be selected under this fellowship scheme. They will receive -

    • A consolidated fellowship of INR 75,000 per month
    • A research grant of INR 5 Lakh per annum
    • A travel grant of INR 2 Lakh for attending national or international conferences
    • Economy class airfare to join the position
    • Furnished accommodation at nominal charges in the campus
    • Application CV
    • Summary of the PhD work (in not more than one page)
    • A research proposal (in not more than 2 pages)
    • Name of five researchers (including one thesis supervisor) who can provide a recommendation letter for the applicant
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship through following steps -

    Step 1: Prepare the application CV along with all supporting documents. 

    Step 2: Send the completed application by email to

Important Dates

The applications for the fellowship are accepted throughout the year. However, the selection of candidates is made four times in a year that includes -

Cycle 1 - Selection will be made out of applications received till 31 January.

Cycle 2 - Selection will be made out of applications received till 30 April.

Cycle 3 - Selection will be made out of applications received till 31 July.

Cycle 4 - Selection will be made out of application received till 31 October.

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