Fellowships & Extension Programmes
SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (SRFP)

INTRODUCTION

The Centre offers summer fellowships for two months to bright undergraduate and MSc students (renewable for a second year for selected students). This programme has proved to be popular and competitive; each year, about 2000 students from all over India apply for the 50-60 fellowships awarded. All the fellowships are supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. Students are placed with research groups at JNCASR or with scientists elsewhere in India. They are paid travel expenses and a monthly stipend of Rs. 6000. Selected students get the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research, and several summer projects have led to publications in leading journals. Many of the summer students of past years have gone on to pursue graduate studies and a research career, at the JNCASR or at another leading university.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Life Sciences: Infectious and non-infectious diseases, bioinformatics, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, life-history evolution, circadian biology, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution, population dynamics, phylogeography, neurophysiology, behavioural neurobiology and behavioural genetics.

Materials Sciences:Including Nano sciences, energy and green materials.

Chemical Sciences: Solid state chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, organic and asymmetric synthesis, medicinal and bio-organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials.

Physical Sciences: Condensed matter theory and experiment, statistical physics, semiconductor materials physics, biophysics, nano physics, organic electronics, computational materials science, soft matter, semiconductor interfaces, heterostructures, physical metallurgy and transmission electron microscopy.

Engineering Sciences: Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, flow of complex fluids, granular media, experimental fluid mechanics, thermal science, chemical engineering and non-linear dynamics.

Mathematics

Atmospheric Sciences: Atmospheric boundary layer, near-surface environment, radiation, solar-terrestrial relations, monsoon dynamics, modelling.

MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING:

  • Students who have secured not less than 80% in Maths and Science subjects in their 10th and 12th standard or equivalent examinations, and not less than first class in graduation and post graduation (if applicable).
  • Students presently studying in I and II year of B.Sc., II, III & IV year of B.S., I, II & III year of B.E. /B.Tech., I year of M.Sc., and I-IV year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply for Life Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Students presently studying in II & III year of B.Sc., II, III & IV year B.S., II, III & IV year of B.E/B.Tech., I year of M.Sc. and II-IV year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply for Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Students presently studying in I year of M.Sc. can apply for Materials Sciences and Chemical Sciences.

The students selected under this programme are placed with scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 continuous months with a stipend of Rs. 6000/- p.m and travel support as per Centre’s norms.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The committee shortlists candidates on a combination of several criteria, including the following :

  • Uniformly good academic record.
  • Candidates who are recipients of NTS merit scholarships /INSPIRE/ Olympiads etc. but in case of such a candidate being selected, he/she has to forego fellowship received from other source to be eligible)
  • Demonstration of special aptitude and preparedness for research activity, such as a habit of reading scientific papers and books.
  • Referees recommendations and replies to queries in the application form to be given due consideration.

Mailing address:
The Academic Coordinator
Fellowships and Extension Programmes
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore – 560 064.

Important Dates:
Last date for downloading application form from website : 30 December 2015
Last date for receipt of completed application form : 5th January 2016

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Selected candidates will be intimated by 1st April 2016 and the list will also be available on the link mentioned above.

Key list of publications by our SRFP students (click here)

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