Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram announces admission to Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) for 2014 intake

There will be ten Post Doctoral Fellowships in science subjects for those who have acquired a PhD degree with high quality research publications in reputed journals

The PDFs will engage in full time research work for 2 years in the relevant subject areas


To motivate PhD holders to pursue research and to develop career as scientists

To motivate fellows and impart the skills needed for them to become lifelong learners and to develop technical and leadership skills

  1. Candidate should be a Keralite by birth / domicile.
  2. Candidates should possess a Ph.D degree at the time of application.
  3. Candidates should have published at least three research papers in a Science Citation Indexed Journal (SCI- journal).
  4. Age should not be more than 40 years as on 1st January of the current year.


Each selected Post Doctoral (PD) Fellow will be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs.25000/- for two years
An annual contingent grant of Rs 50,000/- and 10% HRA also will be granted to the PD Fellows

The Post Doctoral fellowship can be availed for research in an institution other than the department or institute anywhere in India where the candidate has undergone PhD work

Duration: The period of PDF shall normally be for a period of not exceeding 2 years

Selection: Based on assessment of the PhD work, evaluation of the proposed project and Personal interview

Eligible candidates may submit the application in the prescribed format with copies of certificates, training, age, educational qualifications, achievements, publications etc

The application should contain mailing address, contact number and e-mail ID

An undertaking from Head of any of the recognized Research Centres/ Departments/ Institutions stating that research facilities will be extended for the PDF fellow or they have no objection to allow the PDF to carry out the programme in the institution

Full detailed application in duplicate should reach the Executive Vice President, KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695004 on or before 31st May 2014

Supporting documents to be arranged in the form of: a) Detailed Resume; b) Age Proof; c) Attested copy of Master’s Degree; d) Attested copy of Doctoral

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