What: Doctoral Scholarships at NIAS, Bangalore
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.
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:
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560 012, India
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.