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Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University has Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme with an aim to identify active researchers and to provide them a platform to carry out research in frontier areas. This is a full-time programme, where the selected Fellows work under a mentor for a minimum duration of one year. The tenure can be extended based on the progress of the candidate and the recommendations by the Research Progress Committee. The Fellows get monthly fellowship and annual contingency grant.

Eligibility

  • The applicant to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should possess a PhD degree from a recognised Indian/Foreign University.
  • The applicant should have three publications in high quality Journals (listed in the Web of Science / SCOPUS/Hein Database/Indian Citation Index/ABDC/EBSCO/CARE/Art & Architecture Database or similar international agency).
  • The upper age limit of the candidate is 40 years (at the time of the submission of application). Age relaxation of 5 (five) years is given to the women candidates.
  • The candidates, who have completed their earlier post-doctoral fellowship assignment are also eligible.
  • The candidates who have completed their PhD from Nirma University are not eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

Procedure of Admission

For admission to the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programmes, the University invites the applications through advertisement in newspapers, social media and the University website.

The candidates have to apply in a format prescribed by the University and also have to submit necessary copies of certificates, biodata, list of publications, detailed Research Proposal, etc.

The Research Proposal should include the Research Project Title, Research Objectives, Project Summary, Expected Outcomes of the proposed Research, Requirement of Infrastructure/Equipment/Software, Timeline of the Research, etc.

The candidate would make a presentation of Research Proposal before the Selection Committee. Followed by the presentation, there will be personal interview of the candidate.

The Selection Committee makes its recommendations on the basis of the biodata, publications of the candidates, presentation by the candidate, novelty of the research proposal and personal interview.

Duration of the Programme

The fellowship is purely a temporary assignment. In the first instance, it will be tenable for the period of one year.

The tenure can be extended based on the progress of the candidate and the recommendations by the Research Progress Committee. The maximum duration of the programme should not exceed three years.

Fellowship and Grants

  • A Postdoctoral Fellow is entitled for monthly fellowship at par with the salary of an Assistant Professor of Nirma University at the time of appointment.
  • The Fellow will be eligible for an annual contingency grant of Rs 1,00,000/-.
  • The contingency grant can be used for the purchase of books /journals/stationary/minor equipment/consumables/chemicals, registration of national or international conference, domestic travel, etc.
  • The books, journals and equipment purchased out of the contingency grant will become the property of the University.

 

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