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DST National Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology

Applications are invited for the award of DST-Nano Mission Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology for pursuing research in frontier areas of Nano Science & Technology. This highly prestigious fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions/Universities including non-profit R & D institutions anywhere in India. The fellowships are awarded under the National Programme for Nano Science and Technology (NPNST) of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.


The applicants should either hold a Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering or should have submitted the Ph.D. thesis with research interests in Nano Science and Technology and should have very good academic record. They should be below 40 years of age and have evident capabilities of becoming future leaders of Indian science. This fellowship is meant for working in new areas and laboratories in order to expand their research capabilities, other than the one where the candidate obtained the doctorate degree from.


The fellowship carries a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.60,000/- per month plus applicable HRA besides a research contingency grant of Rs.2,00,000/- per annum. Funds will be disbursed through the host institution/university. The postdoctoral fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending on the progress of the research, the fellowship can be extended for the third year also. Candidates who have submitted the Ph.D. thesis but are yet to be awarded the Ph.D. degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 45,000/- per month plus applicable HRA till the award of the degree.


The candidates will be selected based on the recommendations of a Selection Committee after the scrutiny of their bio-data, research proposal, recommendation letters and performance in the interview. Applicant's academic and research record, the merit of the proposed research in the area of nano science and the facilities available in the host institution for the proposed research will be the key factors for consideration of the application. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within two month's time.


Candidates may submit the application in the prescribed format along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D.), one page synopsis of Ph.D. thesis, and a short write up (1000 words) on the proposed research (which must be compatible with the ongoing research of the proposed supervisor) to:

The Administrative Officer

DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Jakkur P.O.

Bengaluru 560 064.

In addition, the candidates are requested to send a soft copy in single PDF file through email to:

The candidate should also request three referees to send their confidential evaluation directly to:

There is no last date for submission of the application and applications will be received throughout the year. Selection will be made on a periodic basis.