Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

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EligibilityPhD holders up to 35 years of age
RegionIndia
AwardVariable Awards
DeadlineAlways Open

About the Program

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Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship (DSKPDF) Scheme is open for full-time research work, predominantly to young researchers preferably below 35 years of age who have received their Ph. D. degree or have submitted their Ph. D. thesis.

  • Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme
    DeadlineAlways Open
    Eligibility
    • Aspirant below 35 years of age (Up to 3, 5 and 10 years of age relaxation for OBC, SC/ST/Women and physically handicapped respectively is admissible), who are awarded a Ph. D. degree under science faculty is eligible to apply.
    • Teachers below the age of 35, working on confirmed posts in Academic Institutes may also apply. However, along with the hard copy, they will be required to submit a certificate from their Head of the Institution (Registrar of University / Principal of a college) that the teacher will be given attest three years of sabbatical / special leave without financial support for carrying out their postdoctoral work.
    • If an applicant has already applied for Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship and has been declared as unsuccessful, he/she is permitted to apply freshly with new research proposal only after one year from date of declaration of the earlier result.
    • Young teachers working on confirmed posts in Academic Institutes may also apply.
    • DSKPDF scheme also has an international flavor and open to students from other parts of the world, particularly to those from developing and neighboring countries.
    Benefits

    The monthly stipend for these awards would be as follows

    • Normal fellowship for the First, Second and third year is INR 43,400, INR 45,000 and INR 46,500 respectively
    • Higher fellowship for the First, Second and third year: INR 46,500.
    • The Fellow is provided with a contingency grant of INR 1,00,000 p.a.
    How can you apply?

    Application procedure to apply online-
    Step 1: Click on the link here to apply
    Step 2: Register as a new user to get login ID and password
    Step 3: Fill in all the required details
    Step 4: Attach all the necessary documents
    Step 5: Finally submit the application form

Important Dates

The application will be received throughout the year.

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