Name of the organisation/Scheme: Dr. D. S. KOTHARI POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME(DSKPDF)

Designation: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Essential Qualifications

Aspirant below 35 years of age (Up to 3, 5 and 10 years of age relaxation for OBC, SC/ST/Women and physically handicapped respectively is admissible), who are awarded a Ph. D. degree under science faculty are eligible to apply. It is necessary that candidate identifies a Mentor (affiliated to University/Institute wherein DSK Fellowship is tenable) for his/her postdoctoral Research work and obtain his/her consent for the mentorship. Higher PDF (with marginally elevated stipend) is admissible for those applicants, identified as outstanding by standing (core) peer committee of reviewers.

Teachers below age of 35, working on confirmed posts in Academic Institutes may also apply. However, along with the hard copy, they will be required to submit a certificate from their Head of the Institution (Registrar of University / Principal of a college) that the teacher will be given attest three years of sabbatical / special leave without financial support for carrying out their postdoctoral work.

 The fellowship will be awarded on a yearly basis with renewal/termination clause on the basis of PDF mentor/peer group appraisal. However, the maximum duration of the PDF award would be 3 years. No extension is possible under any circumstances. Candidates should give an undertaking while availing the award, along with the endorsement of the research mentor that they would stay in place for a minimum of six months. Once the candidate is awarded the DSKPDF, and he/she joins the fellowship, he/she will not eligible to apply ever again for DSKPDF in the same or other workplace.

If applicant has already applied for Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship and has been declared as unsuccessful, he/she is permitted to apply freshly with new research proposal only after one year from date of declaration of the earlier result.

How to apply:

The candidate should apply for Login ID and Password before uploading the actual application. For getting the Login ID, he/she should fill the basic form, wherein he/she has to enter some preliminary information about his/her and doctoral degree. It is necessary that the name given by the candidate should match the one on Master's and Ph.D. degree certificates. After filling the basic form, the candidate will receive a system generated e-mail for the email verification. The candidate may follow the instructions mentioned in that email in order to authenticate the information provided by him/her.

After verification of the information at DSKPDF Cell, the candidate will receive a mail containing a Login ID and Password at the E-mail address provided by the candidate within 10 working days of your request

The candidate has to fill the application form by using the provided Login ID and Password within 10 days. Login ID and Password will expire after 10 days. Thus candidate should strictly adhere to this deadline. Please fill-in all the columns and attach the summary of your Ph.D. work, a summary of the proposed research work and a Mentor's CV. All uploaded files should be strictly in the specified format (Click here for the formats) limiting to 200 kb size individually. Unformatted document shall be liable to be rejected. Aspirant may choose to attach a PDF or doc file for this purpose.

All the valid applications will receive a system-generated acknowledgment from Dr. D. S. Kothari Fellowship Cell. This will be accompanied by a file containing your complete application. A unique Application No. (ID) will be assigned to each application. Please note this number for further reference.

The candidates are requested to take a printout of the Application file provided at the end of Application Filling procedure. He/she has to affix his/her recent photograph and sign on the application at indicated places. Attach duly attested copy of following documents

Last date for Submission of Application: The application process will be open all the year round in ‘…as and when…’ mode and not restricted by any specified deadlines

Link for official notification: Click here

Link for online application: Click here