KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme 2023-24

Follow this page to get timely alerts on
  • Latest announcement about this scholarship
  • Updates on scholarship deadline extension
  • Notification of scholarship result declaration
Add appropriate tags
EligibilityPh.D. holders in Science and Engineering
AwardA monthly stipend of INR 45,000 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 09-06-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme 2023-24 is an opportunity offered by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment to Ph.D. degree holders in Science and Engineering. The applicants are required to have high-quality research publications in SCI journals. The program encourages Ph.D. holders to pursue further research and develop a career as a scientist. The fellowship can be availed for research in any institute apart from institutes in India where the candidates have undergone Ph.D.work. The duration of the fellowship is limited to maximum 2 years. Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of INR 45,000 and other benefits.

  • KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be a permanent resident of Kerala
    • have qualified Ph.D. as of the date of application
    • have scored a minimum of 60% marks in postgraduation
    • have published at least one research paper in an SCI Journal/secured patent
    • have chosen an institution as a research centre subject to the following -
    • Research Centre should not be the same as Ph.D Research Centre
    • The research centre should preferably be in Kerala, (however, premier National Institutions such as IISER, IIT, IISc etc. outside the State shall also be considered)
    • Tenable in Government Institutions only
    • Tenable only in R&D institutions (National/State level) or University Departments

    Note - Candidates who have already availed of one Post-Doctoral Fellowship from KSCSTE or elsewhere are not eligible to apply.


    Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of INR 45,000, a 10% House Rent Allowance (HRA), and an annual contingency grant of INR 75,000 for the 2-year fellowship program.

    • Declaration by the Applicant
    • Consent from Scientist Mentor
    • Endorsement from Head of Institution
    • Proposal Technical Details
    • Details of publications
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position using the steps listed below-
    Step 1:
    Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using the registered email ID.)
    Step 3: Navigate to the ‘Procedure of Application’ section on the left-hand side of the dashboard and click it.
    Step 4: Click on the given link and navigate to the ‘Register New Account’ option and click it. (Note - Candidates who are already registered, can use valid credentials to log in)
    Step 5: Fill in the required fields to complete the registration.
    Step 6: After successful registration, fill in all the required information and upload the necessary documents to complete the application.

Important Dates

Application End Date – 15th June 2023

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria. 

Terms and Conditions
  • The Scientist Mentor must have at least 5 years of service left in the Institution before superannuation.
  • The post-doctoral fellow must submit an undertaking from the institution that the institution will extend all institute and laboratory facilities to the fellow for the successful implementation of the project.
  • The Scientist Mentor is responsible for constantly monitoring the progress of the project, facilitating the smooth implementation of the programme and ensuring the timely submission of the fund Utilization Certificate and Statement of Expenditure by the institute to KSCSTE.
  • KSCSTE reserves the right to terminate the programme at any time if it is found that satisfactory progress is not made in the implementation of the project.
  • The amount of the fellowship must be drawn by the institution and released to the post-doctoral fellow every month. Any unutilised amount at the end of each project year, along with interest accrued (if any), should be mentioned in the Statement of Expenditure and will be adjusted against future release.
  • The subsequent instalments will be disbursed by KSCSTE only after receiving the annual progress report and Statement of Expenditure & Utilization Certificate from the Head of the institution.

Note - For more information, kindly refer to the ‘Terms and Conditions’ document.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by May, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

Meanwhile, browse our featured scholarships and other related scholarships while you wait for the launch of this scholarship.

Featured Scholarships


All the information provided here is for reference purpose only. While we strive to list all scholarships for benefit of students, Buddy4Study does not guarantee the accuracy of the data published here. For official information, please refer to the official website. read more