DST Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellowships Programme 2020

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Last updated on: 09-Jan-2020
EligibilityPostgraduate and PhD students
RegionIndia
AwardUp to INR 98,000 per month and other benefits
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

Department of Science and Technology at Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India invites applications for DST Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellowships Programme 2020 from postgraduate and PhD candidates. The aim of this fellowship program is to recognize the potential candidates for promoting research in science, technology and innovation. The call for fellowship is proposed with three tracks - STI-Senior Policy Fellow, STI-Postdoctoral Policy Fellow and STI-Young Policy Professional. Selected fellows will be awarded a fellowship of up to INR 98,000 per month and a contingency grant of up to INR 2, 00,000 per annum.

Fellowship
  • DST Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellowships Programme 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    For STI-Senior Policy Fellow

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Hold a doctoral degree in science/medicine/engineering/social science (with a background of STI policy) with a good academic record
    • Have a minimum experience of 3 years related to direct STI policy at the postdoctoral level
    • Be capable of doing independent research work
    • Have published at least 3 research papers in peer-reviewed journals
    • Be below 42 years of age at the time of application

    For STI-Postdoctoral Policy Fellow

    An applicant must -

    • Hold a doctoral degree in science/medicine/engineering/social science (with a background of STI policy) with a good academic record
    • Be capable of doing independent research work
    • Have published at least 3 research papers in peer-reviewed journals
    • Be below 40 years of age at the time of application

    For STI-Young Policy Professional

    An applicant must -

    • Hold a master’s degree in science/medicine/engineering/social science (with a background of STI policy) with a good academic record (Note: Candidates with master's degree in public policy/public administration/data sciences/statistics (with S&T specialization) are encouraged)
    • Be below 30 years of age at the time of application

    Note - Age relaxation of 3 (three) years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.

    Benefits

    For STI-Senior Policy Fellow

    • A fellowship of INR 98,000 (consolidated) per month
    • A grant of INR 200,000 annually to cover research-related costs, travel and contingency

    For STI-Postdoctoral Policy Fellow

    • A fellowship of INR 80,000 (consolidated) per month
    • A grant of INR 1,50,000 annually to cover research-related costs, travel and contingency

    For STI-Young Policy Professional

    • A fellowship of INR 44,000 (consolidated) per month
    • A grant of INR 100,000 annually to cover research-related costs, travel and contingency
    Documents
    • A project/research proposal (for STI-Senior Policy Fellow and STI-Postdoctoral Policy Fellow)
    • A two-page write-up on an identified STI policy issue (for STI-Young Policy Professional)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Two recommendation letters
    • A consent letter from the prospective advisor/host organization
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the link and register.
    Step 2: Make login and fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Upload the necessary documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

Selection Criteria

The duly constituted Selection Committee will shortlist candidates based on their track record and the relevance, quality, and significance of their proposals/write-ups, etc. Then a personal interview will be organized for shortlisted candidates to make the final decision.

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Terms and Conditions
  • Applicants are required to submit their application in prescribed format only.
  • Applicants are not required to send the hard copy of the application to DST.
  • R&D related proposals will not be considered. The proposal must be on STI policy-related issues only.
  • A total of 3 fellowships are available under STI-Senior Policy Fellow, 5 under STI-Postdoctoral Policy Fellow/ Research Associates and 7 under STI-Young Policy Professional. The numbers are tentative and can be increased/decreased at the discretion of DST.
  • The remuneration and terms and conditions will be guided as per applicable rules of DST/host institute.
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