Post-doctoral fellowships under INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme

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Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has invited applications under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Fellowship Scheme.

This component of INSPIRE offers Post-doctoral fellowships to young achievers with Ph.D. qualification in the age group of 27-32 years for 5 years to carry out post-doctoral research in both basic and applied science areas including engineering, medicine, agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Eligibility: Applicant should be Indian citizens and People of Indian origin with PIO status having Ph.D. degree in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine or Agriculture related subjects from any recognized university in the world with a minimum of 60% (or equivalent CGPA) marks throughout their academic profile starting from the Senior Secondary Examination (Class 12 onwards).

Those who have submitted their Ph.D. theses and are awaiting the award of degree shall also be eligible. However, selection for the Fellowship will be confirmed only after the Ph.D. degree is awarded.

The upper age limit as on 1st January 2022 is 32 years for General Category. However, for SC/ST/Women candidates, the upper age limit will be 37 years on the said date. For persons with benchmark disabilities (Divyangjan with not less than 40 percent of a specified disability), the upper age limit will be 42 years.

Applicants should have Publication(s) in highly reputed journals demonstrating outstanding research potential of the candidate.

Those who are employed in regular/contractual positions within India may also apply for INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship for improvement and enhancement in their career prospects but, upon selection, the candidates will need to resign (no lien or deputation or any type of leave would be accepted) from the current job and organization before taking up the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship. The candidates, who get selected for regular position in any institute/university after submission of IFF application, would be entitled to receive the Research Grant only as INSPIRE Faculty Fellows.

Desirable: It is desirable that applicant is within top 1% in Class 12 examination, IIT-JEE rank holders, 1st rank holders either in graduation or post-graduation level university examinations.

Fellowship: Those selected will be eligible to receive a consolidated amount of Rs.1,25,000/- per month as fellowship with annual increment of Rs. 2,000/-. In addition, a Research Grant of Rs.7.0 lakh every year for 5 years will also be provided.

Period of Fellowship: The INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship is for a maximum period of 5 years. No Fellow should avail two fellowships concurrently during the tenure of this Fellowship period.

Detailed Guidelines is available at the Faculty link at

Application can be submitted at this link latest by23.59 hrs on 15th August 2022.

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