IIT Ropar Punjab JRF positions 2011

IIT Ropar onvites applications for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work in the DST SERC FAST Track project entitled “H2 storage and fuel cell materials for renewable energy: Fundamental study on metal hybrid nanostructures” under the supervision of undersigned. The selected candidate is possible to register for Ph.D. program as per existing institute rules.

The aim of the project is to explore and manipulate the size, morphology and chemical environment of hybrid nanostructures with the goal of optimizing their H2 storage and O2 reactivity for mobile technology.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3.0 years

Essential Qualifications:

M.Sc. in Chemistry with 60% marks (or 6.5 grade point out of 10) with valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates are eligible to apply.

Desirable Qualification:

Programming skills, knowledge of unix-based environment, familiarity with computational packages like G09, CFOUR, VASP etc.

Emoluments: As per DST rules.

I & II year – Rs. 16,000/- p.m. + HRA

III year – Rs. 18,000/- p.m. + HRA

How to Apply

Send your application including a detailed bio-data and research motivation to the undersigned by post or email.

Last date for receipt of application: 4th April 2011

Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar

Principal Investigator

Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar,

Nangal Road, Rupnagar-140001 Punjab

E-mail: dhilip@iitrpr.ac.in

Phone: 01881-242115

For details visit http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/html/faculty/dhilip.shtml

Gadvasu SRF positions 2011

DEPT. OF VETERINARY GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, GADVASU, LUDHIANA, invites applications on the prescribed form for one position of Senior Research Fellow at fixed salary of Rs. 16,000/- P.M. (fixed) + HRA for post graduate in subject other than veterinary science and Rs. 18,000/- P.M. (fixed) +HRA for post graduate in veterinary science from the candidates possessing the following qualifications :

1. B.Sc. (Medical)/B.Sc. in Agriculture/B.V.Sc. & A.H./B. Sc (Hons.) in Zoology with minimum OGPA OF 2.00/4.00 or 50% marks.

2. M.V.Sc. in Vety Physiology/Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, M.Sc. in Zoology/M.Sc. (Hons.) with minimum OGPA/OCPA of 3/40/4.00 basis or 6.5/10 basis or 65%.

3. For candidates holding Ph.D degree in Zoology/Vety. Physiology/ Animal Reproduction /Gynaecology & Obstetrics with minimum OGPA/OCPA should be 3.4/4.00 basis or 6.5/10/ 65% marks.

4. Knowledge of Punjabi upto Matric level.

Job Responsibilities :

1. Carry out research on reproductive biology of Farm animals.

2. Any other duties that may be assigned.

The post is provided in the project entitled “Reproductive biology, ecology and management of birds and mammals” NPV-53. The post is purely temporary and appointment will be made on six monthly basis.

The application form can be had from this office on any working day on payment of Rs.100/- through Demand Draft drawn in the favour of Comptroller, GADVASU, Ludhiana. The applications duly complete in all respect alongwith attested copies of the certificates should reach this office by 25th March, 2011. The incomplete applications and not supported with requisite documents will not be entertained. The candidates should appear for interview on 28th March 2011 at 11.00 A.M. in the office of the undersigned.

For details visit http://www.gadvasu.in/noticedetails.asp?id=33

DFG/DST Call Prposals 2011

DFG (German Research Foundation) & DST (Department of Science and Technology), invites collaborative research proposals – under a thematic topic (as below) for support under the Indo-German (DST-DFG) initiative on building „Institutional Partnerships“.The theme identified for the call for proposals in 2011 is „Computational algorithmics with special focus on Algorithm Engineering“.

Eligibility of collaborating scientists:


Faculty, scientists and academicians having permanent positions and belonging to universities, deemed universities and public funded research institutes can apply as a “Principal Investigator” (PI or Main Applicant).


The eligibility criteria for participating as “Principal Investigator” (PI or Main Applicant) shall be according to the eligibility requirements of the DFG (please refer to DFG Form No. 1.02e).


Administrative and financial information

a) Content information

The proposal, including publication list, should not be more than 20 pages.. It should be self-explanatory and not require reviewers to read the literature that is either quoted or enclosed. The proposals should contain a working plan, describing the tasks of the involved research groups and how the cooperation will be organized. The applicants should describe the added value of the cooperation, i.e. the special benefit resulting from the cooperation of German and Indian groups. Each proposal must also be accompanied by a description of how the project reflects the theme of the call, both in terms of subject matter and organisation. Please include a list of own publications that are related to the proposed project. It serves as an important basis for assessing your proposal.

Single applicant: two publications per year of the funding duration, multiple applicants: three publications per year of the funding duration. The budget estimates should be shown in a diagram in order to get an overview at a glance. Furthermore, the costs need to be carefully justified and derived from the working programme.

Short CVs and lists of the five most important publications of the project leaders should be included in the proposals. A brief description of the scientific background of all involved researchers to be financed within the project is requested.

b) Funding

Grants will be offered towards project specific costs viz. consumables, upto two scientific personnel, one project related workshop; travel and living costs etc from each side. The Financial support is NOT available under the scheme for the following activities 3

i) already existing collaborative projects where travel and living costs are financed by other sources;

ii) Capital equipments;

iii) Office equipments viz. Desktops, laptops; scanners, printers, photocopy machines etc

The sending side will bear the travel costs (including medical overseas insurance, visa fees, etc.) from place of work in home institution to the place of work in host institution while the receiving side will provide local hospitality according to the norms of respective sides.

Support for research / project grant shall be in accordance with the national regulations and the guidelines of DST and DFG respectively. The applicable Institutional overhead charges payable to Indian Instutute by DST is 10% of the total project cost.

c) Rates for local hospitality DST (India) for German Scientists visiting India under the project: Rs 1000/- per diem for visits up to one month (30 days), in addition to the cost of the accommodation for the entire duration of the visit DFG (Germany) for Indian Scientists visiting Germany: EUR 2300/2100/1128 (senior scientists/young scientists) per month (30 days) EUR 104/95 per-diem for a stay during less than 22 days

d) General norms for visits under the approved project:

Generally, only 2 visits (up to 30 days per year for Sr. researchers and up to 60 days for young researchers) per year from each side will be supported. A project participant can avail only one visit per year of the project. Each visit of a project participant is considered as one visit under the project.

e) Evaluation of the proposals:

The applications will be evaluated jointly by a joint peer review panel, to be constituted by DST and DFG, on the basis of scientific merit/quality, justification for scientific-collaboration; and compatibility of the participating team members.

e) Project duration: Upto 2 years (non-extendable)

f) Application procedure

The project proposals are to be submitted separately but simultaneously to DST (by the Indian applicants) and to DFG (by the German applicants). Please also refer to the application procedure outlined below. A list of proposals received commonly by DST and DFG shall be prepared and only the proposals received by both sides shall be considered further.

In India (DST):

Only ONE original hard copy of the applications is to be submitted to:

Shri R K Sharma, Scientist-D,

International Division (Room No 4 B, Adm. Block)

Department of Science and Technology,

Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016

along with a softcopy in a single pdf file (not scanned) of the application as attachment to sharma_rk@nic.in

In Germany (DFG):

Please send three paper copies of the application together with a CD-ROM including the proposal and all appendices, e.g. publications, as PDF-files, to:

Dr. Klaus Wefelmeier

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

Kennedyallee 40, D-53175 Bonn


Deadline for receipt of application: 30th May 2011

Likely date of start of the projects: 1st January 2012

For details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new11/COP_DST_DFG_2011.pdf

Newcastle University India Scholarship 2011 (NUIS PG 2011) for PG students

International Office, Newcastle University, is delighted to announce 3 Newcastle University Indian Scholarship (NUIS PG) awards. These are available for high achieving Indian students applying for entry onto postgraduate taught degree programmes within the Faculties of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), and Medical Sciences (FMS) commencing their studies in September 2011. Each scholarship will have a value of £4,000, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.


You could be eligible to apply for a NUIS PG award if:

• you have been offered a place on any postgraduate taught degree programme in the faculties of SAgE or FMS

• you are an Indian national and have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes.

• you have an average of 70% or more in Bachelors degree and satisfy all other requirements

• you intend to register to start your studies during the 2011-12 academic year.

How to Apply

The scheme is applied for via separate application form including a personal statement of no more than 500 words.

Completed application forms should be sent to: india@ncl.ac.uk

Further Information

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 30 June 2011.

Country managers will award on the basis of best qualified students and content of personal statement – in consultation with Head of International Recruitment and faculty representatives.

Please note that NUIS PG applications cannot be considered for candidates unless they have already applied for and been offered a place to study at the University.

Contact Details

International Office

Newcastle University

King’s Gate

Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 191 222 6856 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 191 222 6856 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Email: india@ncl.ac.uk

For details visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/nuis