ICMR/ IG-SCID/ HGF Fellowship positions 2011

Indo-German Science Centre for Infectious Diseases (IG-SCID), a joint initiative of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Helmholtz Association (HGF) invites applications for  Fellowship Programme of three months in the following research areas:

Genetic Susceptibility

Viral Diseases (HIV/HCV)

Vaccine and Anti-infectives

Zoonoses & Animal Models of Infectious Diseases

Eligibility:

The Fellowships would provide a platform for exchange of information /learning and training in cutting edge technologies in newer areas of science for young scientist(s) (up to 45 years of age) working in the respective fields under the IG-SCID programme.

Application Procedure:

Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.icmr.nic.in/forms.htm

Ten copies of the application in prescribed format should be submitted to: Indo-German Science Centre for Infectious Diseases (IG-SCID), Room No. 422 (Porta Cabin), International Health Division, Indian Council of Medical Research, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Post Box No.4911, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029.

Last date for submission of applications in India: 15th May, 2011

For details visit: http://www.icmr.nic.in/igscid/fellow/fellow.htm

IISc Bangalore Post Doctoral positions 2011

IISc Bangalore invites for Post Doctoral positions 2011 at Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.

Desired qualification for Postdoctoral Scholar: PhD in Physics/Physical Chemistry/Chemistry

Initially the position is for 1 year and can be extended up to 3 years. Accommodation can be made available in the IISc postdoc hostel. Salary as per DST guidelines.

Please send your CV to (email preferable)

Prof.Siva Umapathy                                                                                                                                Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore – 560 012

Interested candidates are requested to contact IPC department, IISc, for more details.

For e-mail enquiry and clarification all candidates are requested to send e-mails to,

laserspectroscopygroup@gmail.com or umapathy@ipc.iisc.ernet.in

Project Assistants

All applicants for project assistant positions are requested to forward the application to IPC department office.

For details visit http://ipc.iisc.ernet.in/~umalab/toppage2.html

French Embassy in India Scholarship Programme 2011-2012 for UG/ PG/ PhD study at France

The French Embassy in India offers a wide range of scholarships to Indian students and research scholars from Graduate (Bachelor Degree) to PhD levels, for study and research in France.

Four different scholarship programmes are designed for Indian students who wish to go to France for studies or training. Through these programmes, Indian students may seek financial assistance:

1)  for short term study or internship in recognized French Institutions or Universities;

2)  for long term study to complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a French Institution of higher education.

For courses taught in French, a good level of French is a mandatory requirement. Please note that some French Institutions or Universities prescribe a certified level.

For courses taught in English, a good command of French is not a mandatory requirement for the award of these scholarships.

Students who would like to learn French language before their departure to France and to attend cultural programmes can contact any of the 17 Alliances Françaises centres in India.

1st – Training or Internship programme – Programme de bourses de formation et stage

Short term scholarships provide an opportunity to Indian students who are enrolled for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Indian Institutions / Universities of Engineering to pursue training or internship in French institutions for three a month period (May to July).

2nd – Exchange programme – “Programme de bourses d’échange”

Short term scholarships (3 to 6 months) are awarded to students enrolled for bachelor or master degree in Indian Institutions / Universities which have signed a bilateral exchange agreement with French Institutions of Higher Education.

3rd – Bachelor and Master programme – “Programme de bourses de Licence et Master”

Long term (1-2 years) scholarships are awarded to Indian students with an outstanding academic profile to study at Bachelor’s/Master’s degree level in French institutions of higher Education.

4th – Research programme – “Programme de bourses de recherche”

Research scholarships are awarded to highly qualified PhD candidates (enrolled in Indian university) for conducting research projects in France (during 3 to 6 months). The aim of this program is to provide young researchers the opportunity to carry out part of their research work at French laboratories or universities and to acquaint them with research advances actvities in France.

For more information and to apply for this research programme log on to: www.frenchsciencetoday.org

Eligibility Criteria

1st – Training or Internship programme – Programme de bourses de formation et stage

Applicant must:

* Be no older than 30 years

* Be currently enrolled in an Under graduate / Master programme in India or have just completed the same

* Produce a Bona fide certificate from the Institution / University in India where he/she is currently working/studying or has just completed the course

* Produce a statement of purpose, detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested pass certificates and ongoing semesters’ mark/grade sheet by the head of the institution/university

* Produce an invitation letter from host institution/university in France, stating that he/she has been accepted to for a short term training/internship. If this letter is not available at the time of applying, the candidate must provide the e-mail/hard-copy correspondence with the said Institution/University in France. Important: The confirmed invitation/acceptance letter must be produced latest by 31st March latest.

2nd – Exchange Programme: Programme de bourses d’échange

* Applicant must:

* Be admitted to an exchange programme organized officially under the aegis of an MoU signed between the Institution in India where he/she is currently studying and a French Institution of Higher education

* Be no older than 30 years

* Be currently enrolled in an Under graduate / Master programme in India or have just completed the same

* Produce a statement of purpose, detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested pass certificates and ongoing semesters’ mark/grade sheet by the head of the institution/university

* Produce a NOC from the Institute or University in India where he/she is working/studying currently

* Produce letter on official letter head of the Institution / University in India where he/she is currently working/studying AND the French Institution stating that he/she is a part of the said exchange programme. in the process of getting invitation/acceptance letter from an higher educational institution in France at the time filling the online application

3rd – Bachelor or Master programme – Programme de bourses de Licence et Master

* Applicants applying for Bachelor’s level programmes:

* Be no older than 22 years

* Have passed “Grade 12″ with a minimum aggregate of 60%

* Be currently enrolled in an Under graduate programme

* Produce a statement of purpose, detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested pass certificates and marks/grade sheet (Grades 11 and 12) by the head of the institution/university Important: The confirmed admission letter must be produced latest by 10th June latest.

* Produce detailed Curriculum Vitae, attested pass certificates and mark/grade sheets

* Produce at least a correspondence to show that he/she is in the process of getting admission from an higher educational institution in France at the time filling the online application. The confirmed admission letter must be produced latest by 10th June.

* Applicants applying for Master’s level programmes

* Be no older than 30 years

* Be currently enrolled in an Under graduate or have just completed the same

* Produce a statement of purpose, detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested pass certificates and marks/grade sheet (Grade 12 onwards) by the head of the institution/university.

* Produce an acceptance/admission letter from the Institution/University in France. If this letter is not available at the time of applying, the candidate must provide email/hard-copy correspondence with the said Institution/University in France. Important: The confirmed admission letter must be produced by 10th June latest.

4th – Research programme – Programme de bourses de recherche

* Applicant must:

* Be no older than 35 years.

* Have registered for PhD in a recognized Indian university / institute;

* Have published at least ONE peer-reviewed research article;

* Have an invitation letter / “convention d’accueil” from a French Institution/Laboratory in predetermined format.

Terms of Award

Scholarship benefits could include ONE following grants at the discretion of the scholarship Committee :

monthly stipend of 615 euros (maximum)

overseas medical insurance coverage

round trip pre-paid air ticket

tuition fees waiver

Application Guidelines for The 1st, 2nd And 3rd Scholarship Programmes

The application form must be completed online. Fields marked with star sign * are mandatory.

Schedule: Usually there is a period of one or two months gap between the last date of the application and the selection committee’s decision.

An initial assessment of profiles received online will be conducted and preselected candidates will be required to send hard copies of the following:

1)  Print out of the online application submitted

2)  Photograph (3 x 3.5 Cms)

3)  Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages)

4)   Admission/invitation/acceptance letter of French Institution of Higher Educational

5)   Statement of purpose detailing study project (Max. One page)

6)   Academic records: Grade 11 and 12 for those applying for Bachelor’s level programmes and Grade 12 onwards for those applying for Short-term internship/training, Exchange programmes, Master’s / Research programmes (to be attested by a gazetted officer or the head of the institution where applicant has studied/is studying).

7)   French language certificate, if any (from Alliance Française in India/recognised universities)

8)   NOC from the institution for the students going for internship/exchange program

The application for the Research programme please visit: www.frenchsciencetoday.org

Questions regarding the scholarship programmes, may be sent to scholarship.france@gmail.com

Application deadline 1st March to 30th April 2011

For details visit http://www.india-campusfrance.org/en/scholarship/eligibility-criteria.html#eligibilityrequirements

MNRE National Solar Sciences Fellows Programme 2011

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invites applications, under its newly launched ‘National Solar Sciences Fellows Programme’ for the year 2010–11 from Scientists of India or of Indian origin desirous of participating in cutting-edge research on critical issues related to solar energy in collaboration with leading Institutes and Scientists in India and the world.

The application has to be submitted in the prescribed proforma available at http://www.mnre.gov.in/pdf/advertisement-national-solar-science-fellowship.pdf and has to be accompanied by a short paper (not exceeding 3 pages) on the applicant’s proposed research proposal clearly identifying the new knowledge that it will help to generate along with a summary of work already carried out by the applicant in the area. Short-listed candidates shall be invited for an interactive discussion with the Management Committee constituted by the Ministry under the ‘National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme’.

The application complete in all respects should be sent by Registered/Speed Post only (not by courier service) in a confidential sealed envelope by 31st March 2011 to the following address:

The Joint Secretary,

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,

Block 14, CGO Complex,

Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.

Kerala University Project Fellowship 2011 at Zoology Dept

University of Kerala, Zoology Department, invites applications from eligible candidates for engagement as Project fellow to a U.G.C Aided Research Project.

Eligibility

Candidates should be having a PG Degree in Zoology and experienced in research work.

Remuneration Offered is Rs.8000/- PM.

Interested candidates can apply to Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum – 695581 on or before March 31, 2011.

For details visit: www.keralauniversity.ac.in

NESAC JRF positions 2011

North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Umiam a Research & Development Organization functioning under the Department of Space, invites applications for 09 Nos. of Fellowship (`16,000 + HRA) in the areas of Geology, Ecology, Forestry, Agriculture, Civil, Comp. Sc., Remote Sensing &Geographic Information System, Botany, Geography, Environmental Science, Agricultural Statistics, etc.

For details visit http://www.nesac.gov.in .

IIRS Dehradun JRF positions 2011

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, under the aegis of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space, Government of India is a premier Institute in the country with a mandate of imparting training and education in the field of remote sensing and geoinformatics for natural resources management. The Institute has emerged as a major centre for training, education and research on Indian subcontinent. The Institute has highly qualified and experienced faculty, who are also involved in research and development. It has state of art, modern infrastructure and working environment to carry out research activities. Those who wish to learn and use modern techniques for higher pursuits in their life; this is one of the most suitable Institutes.

The Institute invites applications for the post of Junior Research Fellow(s) for a period of three years.

Fellowship : Rs. 16,000/- per month for 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 18,000/- per month for 3rd year + HRA @20% + Medical as per rule.

(A) IGBP Project (Code : 896-17) : Sea Level rise and salt water ingress (Climate Change Project):

No. of Post : One No.

Essential Qualification : M.Sc/M.Sc (Tech)/M.Tech in Geology / Applied Geology / Environmental Science / Marine Science (minimum 65% marks).

Desirable Qualification : Knowledge in Remote Sensing and GIS.

Duration : Initially for a period of two years as JRF and then for a period of One year as SRF subject to satisfactory performance before the review committee

(B) Aerosol Radiative Forcing over India under ISRO-GBP(PC:8046) Project.

No. of Post : One No.

Essential Qualification : First class M.Sc/M.Sc(Tech)/M.Tech in Physics /Atmospheric Science / Environmental Science / Geoinformatics (minimum 65% marks).

Desirable Qualification : a) Knowledge of computer programming with

Experience in computer based analysis. b) Knowledge of Remote Sensing and GIS.

Duration : Initially for a period of two years as JRF and then for a period of One year as SRF subject to satisfactory performance before the review committee

(C) ISRO-GBP Project on LULC Dynamics at IIRS Dehradun.

No. of Post : One No.

Essential Qualification : Master Degree in Geoinformatics / Remote Sensing / Remote Sensing & GIS / Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (minimum 65% marks) with Bachelor Degree in Science / Engineering.

Desirable Qualification : Experience in Geospatial Information Processing and

Knowledge of programming language.

Duration : Initially for a period of two years as JRF and then for a period of One year as SRF subject to satisfactory performance before the review committee.

Completed applications should reach the Administrative Officer, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, (National Remote Sensing Centre), Govt. of India, Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organization, Post Box No.135, 4- Kalidas Road, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).

Indo-Argentine Bilateral Scientific Cooperation (DST- MINCYT) Call for Proposals – 2011

Department of Science and Technology of the India, and Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina call for the presentation of joint research projects between Indian and Argentine groups, in the framework of Science and Technology Cooperation Programme.

OBJECTIVES:

· To strengthen and to expand relations between both scientific communities, making possible the exchange between Indian and Argentine I+D groups, in the framework of joint scientific and technological projects, selected by the parties.

· Promote the implementation of joint projects able to bound I+D centres with enterprises from both countries.

Eligibility / Project Participants and Subject Areas:

Faculty, Scientists and Academicians belonging to Universities, Deemed Universities and Research Institutes having permanent positions can apply as Principal Investigator (PI). In order to qualify for such funding, investigators are required to have a concrete and sound research proposal on any of the following areas:

The priority areas for this Call as were mutally agreed are given below:

- Biotechnology applied to Agri-food security and safety

- Oceanography and Polar Research

- Medical and Health

- Agriculture and related technologies

- Information Technologies

- Technology Incubators and Productive innovation

- Science Popularization and communication

FUNDING:

The grants-in-aid/subsidies given by DST & MINCYT will be used/addressed exclusively to cover the trip between India and Argentina of researchers affected to specific tasks of the project. The International Travel cost for the scientists including overseas medical insurance, airport taxes will be borne by the sending side including the transportation from the capital city/arrival city to the place of visiting institute(s).

The local hospitality terms for visiting scientists in each others’ host country are as follows:

For Indian researchers: paid accommodation (by the receiving institution) and a daily allowance of Argentine Peso ($) 340 per day in case of short mission up to 15 days, $ 5,200 for intermediate missions of 21 days and $ 6,000 per month missions of more than 21 days duration.

For Argentine researchers: paid accommodation (in a Guest House/Hotel with reasonable amenities) and a daily allowance of Rs.1,000/- per day in case of short term visit (up to 21 days) and Rs. 25,000/- per month in case of long term visit (more than 21 days) towards food and out of pocket allowances.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Joint research projects in the prescribed format duly forwarded by the Head of the Institutions are to be submitted simultaneously, by the Indian Project Leader to the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and, by the Argentinean Project Leader to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.

Applications received by both the agencies with all necessary documents shall only be considered.

2 copies of the identical project document duly forwarded may be submitted to the respective sides as indicated below:

India side:

Dr. Jagdish Chander

Scientist – F, International Cooperation

Department of Science & Technology

Technology Bhavan

New Mehrauli Road

New Delhi – 110 016

Telephone: 011-26967357

Telefax: 011-26967357

E-mail: jchander@nic.in

Argentine side:

Directorate of Internacional Relations

Ministry for Science, Technology and Productive

Innovation, Av. Córdoba 831, 4th floor of. 402, C.P.

(1054) Capital Federal

Tel: + 54 11 4891-8300 Ext. 6407

Fax/Tel: + 54 11 4891-8460

e-mail: dwilliams@mincyt.gov.ar

The application forms are available trough the server FTP from MINCYT.

The director of the proposal of all documentation (application forms and resume) must send by mail to: megodoy@mincyt.gov.ar and hand personally 1 paper copy of the project with the institutional form signed in original

Applications deadline: 15th May 2011

For details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new11/cop_indo-argentine.pdf

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

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