DST Postdoctoral Fellowships by DST, Government of India

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DST Postdoctoral Fellowships by DST, Government of India

Designation/Position- DST Postdoctoral Fellowships

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India invites application for DST Postdoctoral Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates

About-  Applications are invited for the award of “DST-Nano Mission Postdoctoral Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Nano Science & Technology. This highly prestigious fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions/Universities including non-profit R & D institutions anywhere in India.The fellowships are awarded under the Mission on Nano Science & Technology (Nano Mission) of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. DST Postdoctoral Fellowships by DST, Government of India

Research/Job Area- Nano Science & Technology

Location- Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)


The applicants should either hold a Ph.D degree in Science or Engineering or should have submitted the Ph D thesis with research interests in Nano Science and Technology and a very good academic record.

They should be below 40 years of age and have evident capabilities of becoming future leaders of Indian science.

This fellowship is meant for working in new areas and laboratories in order to expand their research capabilities, other than the one where the candidate obtained the doctorate degree from.

Job/Position Description- 
The fellowship carries a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.55,000/- besides a research contingency grant of Rs.2,00,000/- per annum.

Funds will be disbursed through the host institution/university.

The postdoctoral fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of 2 years.

In exceptional cases, depending on the progress of the research, the fellowship can be extended for the third year also.

Candidates who have submitted the Ph D thesis but are yet to be awarded the Ph.D degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 55,000/- per month till the award of the degree.


The candidates will be selected based on the recommendations of a Search-cum-Selection Committee after the scrutiny of their bio-data, research proposal and performance in the interview.

Applicant’s academic and research record, the merit of the proposed research in the area of nanoscience and the facilities available in the host institution for the proposed research will be the key factors for consideration of the application.

If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within two month’s time.

How to Apply-  Applications superscribed with “Application for DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology” should be addressed to:

The Administrative Officer

DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in NST

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Jakkur P.O.

Bangalore 560 064

For Contact- 

Last Date for Apply–  There is no last date for application and applications will be received throughout the year.Selection will be made on a periodic basis.

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