The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The India Alliance is its first venture internationally where it has partnered with the Government to build capacity not only by providing funding for science but also by training a Grants unit that follows internationally recognized processes.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was formed in 1986, giving a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It has made a significant impact on the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment and industry.

Together, this partnership is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Indian scientific community with outstanding biomedical researchers.  The India Alliance offers four Fellowship schemes to basic biomedical scientists, clinicians, public health researchers and veterinarians who wish to pursue academic research in India. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, launched on 9 September 2008, is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India.

Early Career Fellowships

Tenure: Five years (full time).

Eligibility:

Applicants can be of any nationality and their PhD need not have been taken in India. Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Career breaks or time spent outside the research environment will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application.

If the candidates hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they should write to the Office with their CV before submitting the application.

It is mandatory that applicants carry out their Fellowship project in a laboratory that is not their Thesis laboratory or Thesis environment. If there are compelling reasons to continue in or return to applicants’ thesis laboratory, please contact the Office.
Fellowships may not be taken up prior to the completion of a successful PhD viva. The Fellowship must be started within one year of being awarded. The final year or a majority of the final year of the Fellowship must be spent in host institution in India.

Value:

Research expenses that include materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and equipment like laptop are provided. Additional allowances for travel and overseas subsistence for work outside the Host Institution of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad.

The total award for an Early Career Fellowship typically amounts to INR 1.5 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. For further details, see costing policies.

Fellow’s personal support

The India Alliance has set a level of personal support for each scheme amounting to Rs 8,06,400/ year. In addition to this, for Early Career Fellows who have requested overseas visits, a subsistence allowance of Rs 1,50,000/ month will be provided.

Overhead Costs: The India Alliance will make a contribution towards the indirect costs incurred by the host institution in housing the research, and is set at 10% of the total award.

Work outside host institution: The India Alliance will provide a contribution to carry out research outside the host institution, either in India or abroad, for Early Career up to 2 years.

Working elsewhere in India: Emoluments/subsistence would be provided in line with that of local rates. Travel costs must be specified by the applicant.

Working abroad: Applicants will be provided with an emolument/allowance of Rs 1.5 Lakhs per month. In addition, a total of Rs 1.5 Lakhs would be provided to cover travel costs.

Contingency fund: To meet unanticipated costs contingency fund called Flexible Funding Allowance of Rs.50,000 will be provided.

Deadlines

Current Competition
Preliminary application launch: 1 May 2013
Preliminary application deadline: 13 June 2013
Invited full application deadline: 3 September 2013
Selection Committee short-listing: January 2014
Interviews for short-listed candidates: February 2014

Application process

A preliminary application can be submitted through the online system, IASys. Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline.

Preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee. Successful candidates will be short-listed for interview. Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date.

Further information: Please visit the fellowship page.

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J.N. TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS

J.N. TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS

3 January 2014 by Roy Southil

The J.N. Tata Endowment offers loan scholarships only.

Value: The loan amount ranging between Rs. 60,000 and  Rs.4,00,000 are awarded to each scholar and is determined by the norms laid down for the purpose. The loan amounts do not cover the full cost of studies. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount. Selected scholars may also qualify for a gift scholarship from the Jamsetji Tata Trust and a Travel Grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, based on the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can amount to a maximum of Rs.3,80,000.

Eligibility criteria: All Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, community, socioeconomic background, gender and geographical location are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must be graduates from a recognised Indian University, with a consistently good academic record. Students in the final year of a degree course and those awaiting final-year results may apply.

Academicians and other mid-career professionals, up to the age of 45 years, with experience in their fields, who wish to go abroad for further specialised training may also apply. Scholars pursuing higher education in all areas and fields of study, with newly emerging fields of relevance to the country are eligible to apply. Scholars pursuing higher studies irrespective of the course duration and the selected course being either a short-term training programme, or a full-fledged Masters or Doctoral programme can also apply.

How to apply: The application should be made on a prescribed form available at the Endowment’s administrative office from December 9, 2013 to February 24, 2014. The prescribed form can be obtained either personally or on payment of an application fee of Rs.100 by cash, or by sending a request by a ‘Money Order’ or ‘Demand Draft’ drawn in favour of “The J. N. Tata Endowment”  clearly mentioning the applicant’s full name and postal address. Completed application forms, along with all the duly-certified credentials, should reach the Endowment’s office not later than March 4, 2014.

Selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview conducted by relevant subject experts in Mumbai, between the months of March and June.

Additional information
The Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship; applications for which application has to be made at the beginning of the course. Candidates applying for the scholarship should already have applied for admission to the university they plan to join. Students awaiting admission can also apply for the scholarship. However, the final award is subject to their securing admission and obtaining the relevant visa. If a separate selection round is held for the Spring semester, applications for the same are accepted in the month of October of the previous year.

Contact
The J.N. Tata Endowment, Administrative Office, Mulla House, 4th floor, 51, M.G. Road, Mumbai 400 001
Tel: (022) 66658282, 66657681, 66657198, 66657774
Email: ashlesha.lotankar@sdtatatrust.com; sbjadhav@sdtatatrust.com: swapnali.rane@sdtatatrust.com
Website

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Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology

Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology

This is part of the Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). This scheme is aimed at talented students to pursue doctoral degree.

Subject areas: Basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

Tenable at: Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology are tenable at any recognized university in india.

Eligibility:

1. Applicants should be Indian Citizens.

2. Candidates should have acquired the required qualifications necessary for admission to the PhD program only during the last year or current year.

3. INSPIRE Scholars having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.

4. 1st Rank Holder in each Post-Graduate (PG) level examinations in Basic/ Applied Sciences including Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural sciences and Veterinary Sciences at the University and academic Institutions. (Rank Holders of Colleges including Autonomous Colleges are not eligible to apply for the scheme).

5. 1st Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Engineering Sciences and other Professional courses conducted by a University or Institution in India.

6. The applicants should be eligible for admission to a research programme leading to Ph.D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India.

Number of fellowships: 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships are awarded each year to eligible students.

Tenure: Inspire Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years, subject to the completion of their PhD degree, whichever is earlier. Continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per as per rules governing the Fellowship.

Value: Value of the Fellowship is equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate.

Selection procedure: Selection for INSPIRE Fellowship is purely on the basis of academic merit, choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal. Eligible candidates must apply in the prescribed A4 size format along with documents as listed in the Annexure 1 to 4. Applications should be sent by Post only and shall be addressed to: Head, INSPIRE Program, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016.

Further information: Can be obtained from the INSPIRE website.

Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)

Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)

Level: B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc.

Scholarships for Higher Education are awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India to promote science and technology by motivationg more students to choose science and technology careers. Scholarships for Higher Education (SHE) under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) are awarded to students who are within the top 1% at Class XII examination conducted by various Examination Boards during the academic session ending March/April 2013.

Eligibility: Performance in top 1% in Class XII Board Examination and enrolment into education in Basic and Natural Science courses at B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. or M.S.levels qualify eligibility automatically for Scholarship for Higher Education of the DST.

Letters to eligible Candidates along with “Advisory Note to the Candidates for Eligibility in Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) Component under INSPIRE Scheme” will be sent through email to the schools from where they studied Class XII during the end of the academic session of each year. The candidates should collect the same from the school Principal.

Value: The scholarship is valued at Rs. 80,000 per year for five years.

This scheme offers 10,000 scholarships every year for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences.

Students who are placed among the top 1% in 12th standard at their respective Board Examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc.levels are eligible for this scholarship. In the current scheme only Natural and Basic sciences have been included as the focus is on Natural and Basic Sciences.

Top 10,000 rankers in the Joint Entrance Examination of JEE-Advance, JEE-Main (top 10,000 ranks) plus those clearing NEET (top 10,000 ranks), and who also opt to study Natural and Basic sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degree, are also eligible for the scholarshipscholarship.

Students admitted to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the University of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are eligible for “SHE” scholarship.

Applications without Endorsement Certificate signed by the Head of the Institution will be rejected.

Further information: can be had from the Principals of the Schools and the INSPIRE website.

INSPIRE Scholarships – School Level

INSPIRE Scholarships – School Level

INSPIRE Scholarships are awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. In order to popularise science education and let students experience the joy of innovation, every year two lakh school children in the age-group of 10 to 15 years i.e., 6th to 10th standards are being identified for the INSPIRE Award. Each INSPIRE Award envisions an investment of Rs.5,000/- per child. The scheme plans to reach at least two students per secondary school during the next five years.

Level: The scholarships are awarded to Middle and Secondary level school students.

Value: The school level the scholarships are awarded under two categories. From standard 6 to standard 10. Each student will get an amount of Rs 5000 for making a Project and transportation cost for displaying the exhibits/ project in the exhibition. Award money will be released directly to the Awardees by an arrangement with SBI.

Selection process: There is no qualifying examination for identifying suitable candidates. Names of the Students will be nominated by the Principal/Headmaster/Headmistress. The concerned State will provide the list of all Middle & Secondary level Schools. The scheme covers Government, Government aided and Private schools all over India. Names of one selected student each from Classes 6th, 7th and 8th in one Group and 9th and 10th in another Group of each School with an indication of preferred student name from each Group, will be provided by the Headmaster/Headmistress/Principal of each School through the respective State Education department.

State Education Department will exercise their convenient method of selection of students from each school in the State. Both academic records of the student and exhibition/project done by the student will be considered in the selection process. Criteria used by the State for the selection will be a transparent one and will be shared with the Department of Science and Technology.

The cost of organizing the Exhibitions at the District & State Level will be borne by the Department of Science and Technology.

The aim of the Department is to distribute one million awards in five years spread across 5 lakhs Middle and Secondary level schools in the country.

Further details: may be obtained from the Headmaster/Headmistress/Principal of each school

INSPIRE Science Camp

For attending INSPIRE Science Camp, the student need not pay any money either to the school or the organizer. Expenditures towards travel (to and from), accommodation, food etc., for all students attending science camps are taken care of by DST-INSPIRE programme through respective camp organizers. The camp is totally free of cost for the student.

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology for attracting young talent to Science. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build a human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R & D base of the country.

Chennai Mathematical Institute Internships in Mathematics

Chennai Mathematical Institute Internships in Mathematics

Internships in Mathematics

Duration: CMI offers this orientation programme to visiting students to motivate students to pursue further studies in Mathematics. The programme is held in the CMI campus in the months of May, June and July.

Value: Return train fare by Sleeper Class. Accommodation will be provided to students, usually in the hostel on campus. Students will be paid a fellowship. They are expected to pay for their food in the hostel from this fellowship.

Eligibility: Normally, CMI does not offer internships to students before the end of their second year of college/university.

How to apply for internships at CMI: Applicants are advised to send email to individual faculty members directly, depending on their area of interest.

About CMI
Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. It was founded in 1989 as a part of the SPIC Science Foundation, funded by the SPIC group in Chennai.

Chennai Mathematical Institute is a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is recognized both within the country and abroad
as one of the important centres in India for research and teaching in mathematical sciences.

The main areas of research at CMI are Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. In addition to a PhD programme, the Institute conducts BSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as Physics. CMI also conducts MSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Institute receives substantial support for its activities from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), through the National Board for
Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

Contact
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
Kelambakkam 603 103, India
Phone:
(044) 6748 0900, (044) 2747 0226–0229,
(044) 3298 3441/3442

WWW: http://www.cmi.ac.in/

Chennai Mathematical Institute Internships in Computer Science

Chennai Mathematical Institute Internships in Computer Science

Summer internships in Computer Science

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Computer Science

Duration: Internships in Computer Science should be for at least one month and could be as long as a semester.

Value: Return train fare by Sleeper Class. Accommodation will be provided to students, usually in the hostel on campus. Students will be paid a fellowship. They are expected to pay for their food in the hostel from this fellowship.

Eligibility: Students should have a background in programming, and preferrably some exposure to algorithms and/or automata theory. Normally, CMI does not offer internships to students before the end of their second year of college/university.

How to apply for internships at CMI: Use this online form http://www.cmi.ac.in/~csinternships/appform/form.html, to apply. Applicants should have an email address. Make sure your email address is entered correctly in the form as the Institute will contact applicants through email only.

About CMI

Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. It was founded in 1989 as a part of the SPIC Science Foundation, funded by the SPIC group in Chennai.

Chennai Mathematical Institute is a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is recognized both within the country and abroad
as one of the important centres in India for research and teaching in mathematical sciences.

The main areas of research at CMI are Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. In addition to a PhD programme, the Institute conducts BSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as Physics. CMI also conducts MSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Institute receives substantial support for its activities from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), through the National Board for
Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

Contact
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
Kelambakkam 603 103, India
Phone:
(044) 6748 0900, (044) 2747 0226–0229,
(044) 3298 3441/3442

WWW: http://www.cmi.ac.in/