Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship @ IIT Madras


Scholarship Description: It is proposed to offer a number of Institute PostDoctoral Fellowships (PDF) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.(IIT Madras). It is a temporary research position which may be offered for those who seek to choose research as a profession. The research work during the postdoctoral period can be in areas that are of interest, both to the postdoctoral fellows and the Institute.(Institute henceforth refers to IIT Madras) The presence of the postdoctoral fellows at the Institute will further enhance the research culture and output of the Institute and help promote interdisciplinary research. It is a transition phase which can also help a fresh doctorate transform into an independent researcher before taking up a research career. Read more: Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Madras, India : College Scholarships, PhD Scholarships, Postdoctoral, Graduate International Scholarships Fellowships


Eligibility: Candidates with a Ph.D. Degree or who have submitted their theses for the Ph.D. degree in appropriate disciplines and with consistently good academic record and research potential can apply for the PDF positions in any case within five years after completion of Ph.D. A detailed research proposal has to be submitted along with the application. At least two letters of recommendation/reference from peers regarding the research capabilities and other attributes of the applicant must be submitted along with the application. The candidates selected for the PDF will be pursuing independent research at the Institute. However, they will be attached to an appropriate Department depending on the Postdoctoral research and will be associated with a faculty member of the department who will essentially perform the role of a collaborator. Candidates who obtained their doctoral degree from IIT Madras can also apply for the PDF. However, it is desirable that such candidates if selected will be associated with a faculty member other than their Ph.D. supervisor/s. Age Limit: The age limit for applicants for the PDFs will be maximum of 35 years (relaxable by 5 years for women and reserved category). Duration: The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of 2 years, extendable for a further period of one more year based on the progress of the Post Doctoral fellow and the recommendation of the Department.


Fellowship Grant: Fellowship Amount: Rs.30,000 35,000/ p.m. Consolidated Accommodation: Suitable campus accommodation as per IIT norms if available may be provided. Contingency Grant: A contingency grant of Rs.1,00,000/per annum will be provided to the postdoctoral fellow for research purposes. Medical benefits / Insurance: On par with Ph.D. students.


Permission for Conference: Either National or International Conference can be permitted provided funds available in the contingency grant of the concerned doctoral fellow. Applications are received throughout the year. Invitation for interview will be sent by the respective departments if found suitable after scrutinizing the application.
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