Chief Minister’s Nava Kerala Post-Doctoral Fellowships: Last date extended
The last date for submission of applications for the Chief Minister’s ‘Nava Kerala’ Post-Doctoral Fellowships, announced by the Government of Kerala has been extended up to 15th November 2021.
Those who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis can also apply for Nava Kerala fellowship.
The fellowship carries amounts ranging from 50,000/- to 1,00000/-per month. An additional amount of Rs.50000/- will be provided subject to requirement, to set up laboratory and other facilities. The period of fellowship will be for two years, which may be extended for one more year, if required. Fellowship amount will be granted based on the progress of the project work.
The post-doctoral fellowship registration can be done either in selected departments or schools of the Universities and the studies may be undertaken in collaboration with outside hospitals, industries and technical centres.
Priority of fellowships will be based on the present developmental needs of Kerala especially the following sectors (i) possibilities of Ayurveda and eco-diversity (ii) commercial crops and rubber (iii) cyber physical digital technologies (iv) scientific branches of genetics and genomics (v) alternative possibilities for reducing the use of fossil fuels (vi) development of agricultural sector of Kerala (vii) climate change and for scientifically tackling recurring natural calamities (vii) Innovation Sector (ix) reinforcement of the indigenous culture of Kerala. The sub-areas included in each is given in the guidelines available at https://www.kshec.kerala.gov.in/
Eligibility: Applicant should be a Keralite in origin in India or abroad and should possess Ph.D degree in one of Science, Technology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities. The upper age limit for the fellowship is 40 years at the time of notification. Age relaxation of 5 (five) years will be given to Women and to those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically challenged categories.
Details are available on https://www.kshec.kerala.gov.in