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Doctoral scholarships at NIAS, Bangalore

March 21, 2011 18:10 IST

What: Doctoral Scholarships at NIAS, Bangalore

Eligibility

The  scholarships  are  open  to  those  who  have  completed/are completing a Master's / M.Phil. degree in any relevant subject in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, social sciences, humanities or the arts, and with a consistently proven academic record (minimum 55% marks). Some research and/or field experience in the concerned areas may be preferred, but is not essential. Candidates who have passed the NET/ SET examinations or qualified for JRF/ DST/ CSIR/ ICSSR fellowships will be preferred.

Fellowship

Candidates admitted to the NIAS Doctoral Programme will be entitled to fellowships, which will be available for a period of four years on a yearly renewable basis. The fellowship amount is fixed at Rs 12,000 per month for the first two years and Rs 14,000 per month from the third year, with an additional 30% per month as House Rent Allowance.

Limited hostel seats are available on campus.

How to apply

Applications  should  be  made  on  plain  paper, including  a  curriculum vitae, copies of mark sheets and degree certificates (to be verified at the time  of  interview) and a clear statement of purpose detailing the research interests of the candidate and explaining why she/he would like to join NIAS. Explicit mention must be made of the research areas for which the application is being sent.

Applications should be sent (preferably in PDF by email) on or before April 25, 2011, to:

Head-Administration,
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560 012, India
phdnias@nias.iisc.ernet.in, jnsandhya@gmail.com

Selection procedure

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and an interview in May/June 2011. The dates will be informed later by email.