Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Kerala State Biodiversity Board Kailasam,T.C.4/1679 (1), Belhaven Gardens, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-03, has invited applications from those who wish to do research in specific areas on conservation of Biodiversity in Kerala for two Post-Doctoral Fellowships.
The Post-doctoral fellowship in Biodiversity is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing applied research in Biodiversity conservation
Eligibility: Applicant should have a Ph.D in Life Sciences focusing on Biodiversity Conservation from any University in India recognized by UGC as evidenced by publication. Provisional Certificate may be accepted in case the degree is not awarded. Knowledge of local language is mandatory.
Age limit: Applicant should not be more than 40 years on 1.7.2019., the date of Advertisement
Duration: The fellowship shall normally be for a period of not exceeding 1 year. The Research fellows should complete the research programme within the prescribed time.
Area of Research: The Post-Doctoral fellow will be given specific Research Programmes by KSBB. They have to work in the Biodiversity conservation/Biodiversity application research accordingly. For 2019-20 the areas of research identified include (i) Bioresource potential of Kerala and (ii) City Biodiversity Index for three major cities in Kerala
Application: Application in prescribed format can be downloaded from http://keralabiodiversity.org/
The duly filled application along with copies of relevant records should reach Member Secretary, Kerala State Biodiversity Board Kailasam,T.C.4/1679 (1), Belhaven Gardens, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-03’, directly or by post on or before 31st July 2019.
Selection of Post Doctoral Fellows will be based on an interview conducted by an expert panel at the Head office of Kerala State Biodiversity Board. No TA/DA is permissible.
Result will be uploaded in the website http://keralabiodiversity.org/
Fellowship: Each selected Post Doctoral (PD) Fellow will be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs.35,200/- for one year and an annual contingent grant of Rs.50,000/- . The contingent grant may be utilized for books, stationery, computer related costs, and the field work expenses connected with the research work.
The selected candidates shall not be permitted to avail any fellowship/stipend other than KSBB research fellowship during the tenure of Post-Doctoral Programme with KSBB.
The fellowship will be purely on contract basis and he/she will not be eligible for any other service benefits.
The last 2 fellowships will be released only after submission of the detailed research report.
The fellow will be issued a PDF Completion Certificate after successfully submitting comprehensive report of research work Monitoring of fellowship
The Post Doctoral fellow should submit monthly work report of the activities done. Regular monitoring of Fellowship will be done on the basis of Six Monthly and Annual Progress Reports and presentation. The fellowship may be discontinued if research progress is found unsatisfactory. The KSBB may ask for annual presentation/mid-term appraisal of the research work. During the course of the fellowship, the scholars are required to publish at least two research papers in peer reviewed journals on the theme of the research undertaken
Any Patent/publication regarding the research should be done with prior intimation and approval by the Board. Copy of the publications in journals made by the Post Doctoral Fellow during the tenure of the research period should be submitted to KSBB. Due acknowledgement should be given in all the publications.
For details, visit http://keralabiodiversity.org/