This is a flagship programme of the JNCASR, introduced in 1991. Science and engineering students at the bachelors and masters level are placed at institutes of repute all over the country, for two months training in the areas of their interest in the Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. Selection is based on purely merit. About 150 fellowships are offered each year. The admitted students are given a fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month. So far, 2409 students have been benefitted from this programme. This is one of the highly acclaimed programmes of the Centre and the students are very appreciative of the benefits, enabling them to get inspired towards scientific research during the early stage of their education. Several SRFP fellows have pursued a career in science, maths or engineering and hold responsible positions in India and abroad.
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, evolutionary biology, experimental evolution, population dynamics, phylogeography, neurophysiology, behavioural neurobiology and behavioural genetics and cell biology.
Materials Sciences: 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, renewable energy and healthcare related materials chemistry.
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: Computational fluid dynamics using mesoscopic simulation techniques, dynamics and rheology of complex microstructured fluids including suspensions, emulsions and polymer solutions, flow of granular media, Active matter, Hydrodynamic stability of Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids, high Reynolds number flows and turbulence, non-linear dynamics and chaos, vortex dynamics, heat and mass transfer, geophysical fluid dynamics, microfluidics, acoustofluidics, and microgravity science.
Students who have secured not less than 80% in core/main subjects (except languages) and in aggregate in 10th and 12th standard or equivalent examinations, and not less than first class in the previous semesters of qualifying degree, as applicable at the time of submitting the application.
Students presently studying in II and III years of B.Sc., or II, III and IV years of B.S./BS-MS/ B.E. /B.Tech (4 years), or equivalent or II years of M.Sc. (2 years) or II, III IV and V year of Int. M.Sc./BS-MS (5 years) or equivalent in Bioinformatics/Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Biological/Life Sciences,/ Physical /Chemical and related areas or II/III/IV year of MBBS/BVSc can apply.
Physical Sciences :
Students presently studying in II and III years of B.Sc., II, III and IV year B.S., II, III and IV years of B.E/B.Tech., I year of M.Sc. and II-IV year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply.
II, III and IV B.E/B.Tech., I year of M.E/M. Tech, I and II years M.Sc., IV and V year of Int. M.Sc. can apply.
Materials Sciences and Chemical Sciences:
Students presently IV year of BS-MS, I year of M.Sc. and IV years of Int. M.Sc. can apply.
The students selected under this program are placed with scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 continuous months with a stipend of Rs. 10000 /- p.m.
Admission for SRFP-2023 is open from 20th Jan. 2023 to 28th Feb. 2023. Please visit the Application portal