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

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarship 2011

IITB-Monash Research Academy, a partnership between the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and Monash University, Melbourne (Australia) focus on attracting top students to work in areas of applied research sponsored by its industrial partners.

Candidates will:

• Receive a generous scholarship

• Receive co-supervision from Professors at IITB & Monash

• Receive a dually-awarded PhD degree from llTB&Monash

• Have access to world-class research facilities

• Gain international research experience

• Receive a special fellowship to visit Monash University

Candidates with a first class Masters Degree in Engineering or Science from a reputed university or a Bachelors/Masters Degree (with a high GPA) from the NTs, NITs or BITS should take advantage of this unique opportunity to acquire an internationally recognised qualification and pursue a career in research.

The Academy is offering attractive PhD scholarships to suitable candidates.

Although not a prerequisite, candidates who have been highly placed in GATE or GRE should apply.

Apply for the PhD Program at: www.iitbmonash.org

Closing date for application: 11 April 2011

For more information visit www.iitbmonash.org or email students@iitbmonash.org

Kannur University Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship 2011

Kannur University invites applications for Kerala State Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship at Research level.


Students doing full time research in Science, Social Science and Humanity/Language subjects are eligible to apply. The scheme awards Rs.50,000/- per annum.

Format of the application can be downloaded from www.kannuruniversity.ac.in

Duly filled in applications should be submitted to the Registrar, Kannur University on or before 15-03-2011.

For details visit http://www.kannuruniversity.ac.in/2011pdf/scholarship.pdf

SEED Delhi Women Scientists Fellowship Scheme (WOS-B) – 2011

Applications are invited for Women Scientists Fellowship Scheme (WOS-B) – 2011 of Department of Science & Technology, (SEED), New Delhi.


a. Provide an opportunity for women scientists to re-enter into active research after a break in career, through support for S&T based R&D projects addressing the needs of people in unorganized urban or rural areas and

b. Provide an opportunity for S&T capacity building of women on issues relevant in societal programmes. Project Proposals For

a. Research, development and adaptation of technology to improve the quality of life and provide additional opportunities for income generation in rural areas or urban slums.

b. Adaptation & transfer of an innovative technology developed at laboratory level to field.

c. Capacity building of applicant in technology areas relevant to the needs in rural areas.

Nature of Support

Support will include a scholarship grant as per the current norms of WOS-B for a period of two years. Grant for minor equipment, consumables, contingencies, travel and overheads will also be considered if found necessary under the work plan.

Who Can Apply -

Women scientist

1. Who are Indian nationals living in India,

2. Who have break in career after the last degree received for at least three years, Who

are currently not employed in permanent position,

3. Whose age is below 60 years at the time of applying.

4. Who possess one of the following qualifications

5. Ph.D. or masters degree in science OR

6. Bachelors/ master’s degree in engineering / technology, architecture, medicine / pharmacy / Veterinary

Other Requirements

a. The project proposal must show an active association with a field agency in regard to implementation of the project irrespective of the fact whether the candidate is attached to an educational institution or R&D institution or any other agency. A letter to that effect from field agency is required.

b. A certificate from the host institution, for extending infrastructural or administrative support for the project must be enclosed with the application. Similarly, a certificate from the identified field agency showing the agreement to get associated with the project is also required.

c. If the proposal includes pre-clinical study on animals or clinical trials on humans, necessary ethical clearance following ICMR/ CPCSEA guidelines must be sought.

Who Are Not Eligible

a. Candidate already having a permanent job or fellowship will not be considered.

b. Candidates who are already registered for Ph.D are not eligible as this is not a Ph.D


Duration of Fellowship:

The scholarship will be given initially for duration of two years. The period may be extended to the third year in exceptional cases, if recommended by Experts during periodic reviews.

Selection Mechanism:

A Committee of Experts will be involved in the selection process. The two-tier selection process will be adopted involving initial screening and subsequent individual presentation by the screened-in candidates before a group of Experts.


The application should be submitted online at www.dstwosbari.org. Additionally two copies of the proposal with attachments as per section E with signed declaration may be sent to Dr. Shobha Rao, Coordinator, WOS-B Scheme, Agharkar Research Institute, G.G.Agarkar Road, Pune- 411 004. Phone: (020) 25653680 Ext. 302.

The last date for receiving the application is 30th April 2011

For details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/Advertisement-WOS-B.pdf

IISc SID Bangalore DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship 2011

Society for Innovation and Development, IISc, Bangalore, invites applications for DBT-Post Doctoral Programme. The purpose of the fellowship programme is to train scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at such institutions in India which are engaged in major biotechnological research activities.


The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D./M.D./M.S., thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.

Period of Fellowship

The fellowship is awarded for a period of two years.

Number of Fellowships

Up to 75 Fellowships would be awarded every year.

Details of the Award

The Postdoctoral fellowship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending upon the progress of the research, the fellowship may be extended upto 5 years. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs. 16,000 – 18,000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 per year, payable to the host institution. Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph.D./M.D./M.S degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 15,000/- per month till the award of the degree. The fellows would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to research fellowship/associateships. The fellowships cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their Ph.D./M.D. degree.

Mode of Application

Candidates may submit their application on plain paper along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D./M.D.), one page synopsis of Ph.D./M.D. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent, for availing the fellowship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.

Mode of Selection

The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, during May 2010, and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

Contact Address

Prof. K. Muniyappa,

Coordinator DBT-PDF Program

Department of Biochemistry

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore – 560 012.

E-mail: kmbc@biochem.iisc.ernet.in

The last date for the same is March 20, 2011 and the envelope should be clearly marked as “DBT-Postdoctoral Research Associateship”

For details visit http://www.sid.iisc.ernet.in/dbtpdf.html

CCS Summer Research Internship Program 2011

The Centre for Civil Society is an independent, non-profit, research and educational organisation devoted to improving the quality of life for all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating civil society. Centre for Civil Society (CCS) invites for Research Internship Program Researching Reality which provides a greatly valued and needed learning experience in real-life application of social and economic principles and in teaching college students the skills of research, analysis, writing, and above all critical thinking.

Research Areas

Interns research and write papers on the impact of critical public policies in areas such as livelihood, education, governance and environment.

* How does one become a street vendor or start a school or a community radio?

* How much does your state government spend on primary education?

* How do slum dwellers get water and electricity?

* What is the impact of special economic zones and rent control laws?

* Can public services be provided privately?

* How can we make RTI more effective?


* Training in skills of research, analysis & writing through hands-on projects

* Publication of select papers in newspapers, magazines, and CCS publications such as The Economic Times, Business World,

How to Participate?

* Period of Internship: Summer (May-July).

* Internship is also offered post July

* Eligibility: College students or recent graduates in any discipline can apply from all over world.

* Place of Internship: Choice of any location in India

* Application procedure: Download and fill in the application form

* Selected applicants will be called for an interview for final selection

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2 April 2011

For details visit http://www.ccsindia.org/researching_internship_program.asp

Guru Nanak Dev University JRF/ SRF Positions 2011

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, invites for Junior / Senior Research Fellow (JRF / SRF) in the DST Sponsored Project “Synthesis of Some New Cationic Amphiphiles and Evaluation of their Surface and Biological Properties” under the supervision of Dr. Sukhprit Singh, Principal investigator (P.I.) is available for three years / term of the project, which ever is earlier.


1. A post graduate (PG) degree in chemistry with 55% marks and NET qualified for JRF.

2. A post graduate and a two year research experience as JRF for SRF.

Fellowship: Rs. 16,000/- p.m. fixed for JRF (NET qualified)

Rs. 18,000/- p. m. fixed for SRF

Rs. 12,000/- p.m. fixed for JRF (NET qualified for Lectureship))

The selected candidate shall be eligible for HRA as per Central Govt. / Guru Nanak Dev University Rules.

Application deadline March 15, 2011.

For details visit http://www.gndu.ac.in/NEWS/Chemistry%20JRF%20SRF.pdf

DST SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2010-11

Government of India had instituted a scheme “The SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” to Commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with excellent track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowship is scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and has close academic monitoring.

NATURE OF SUPPORT: The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for five years. The fellowship will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent Institution. In addition to fellowship, grants for equipments, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, if any, will be covered based on merit.

Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan. The project should contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline.

DURATION: The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding five years.


The applicant should possess Ph.D in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine.

Scientists should be active in the frontier area of science and engineering with outstanding contributions in the form of research publications and/ or patents, peer recognition from scientific community, awards etc. in his/ her area of research.

The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India or abroad.

The scientists from abroad can choose to work at any S&T institution within India.

However, he/ she will have to submit a letter from Head of the institution at which they wish to pursue research, stating that administrative and basic infrastructural support to facilitate research will be provided.

The institute should also undertake financial and other management responsibilities of the project throughout the five year term in case fellowship is awarded to the scientist.

The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years as on December 31, 2010.

SELECTION: The selection procedure will include consideration at various stages. The Department constitutes a Subject Committee which screens applications received and calls the screened in applicants for presentation. The candidates shortlisted after presentation by the Subject Committees will have to make presentation to the National Core Committee of Experts which gives its final recommendations. An empowered Committee of Secretaries will make the final selection based on the recommendation of National Core Committee.

Scientists selected for the award should have accomplished innovative original research in frontier areas of science and technology.

APPLICATION: Applications for the “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” are invited from eligible candidates in the format given below. The candidates may be required to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea before final selection. Only one hard copy and one soft copy of the application in the prescribed format along with the project document should be submitted to:

Milind Kulkarni


Department of Science & Technology

Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road

New Delhi – 110 016.

Email: milind@nic.in

The last date for submission of applications is April 30, 2011.

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

CSMCR JRF position 2011 walk in interview

Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute invites for walk in interview for JRF/Project Assistant Level-II. Interested candidates are requested to appear before the Selection Committee for written test & interview on 18th March, 2011 at 10.00 A.M. in this Institute. You are requested to bring with you attested/self attested copies of certificates/ testimonials. You are also requested to bring with you the following documents:

1. Original Certificates(s), Marksheet(s) (Degree/Diploma, etc.) of the educational qualifications, certificate in support of the date of birth etc.

2. Original Experience Certificates, Testimonials etc.

3. In case you are employed in a Government/Semi-Government or Autonomous Organization, you should bring with you a No Objection Certificate from your present employer. Otherwise, you will have to give a declaration that at present you are un-employed.

You can send application by post to Dr. Divesh N. Srivastava, Analytical Science Discipline, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar 364 021, or by E-mail to dnsrivastava@csmcri.org.

These posts are purely temporary for duration of sponsored project only. It would, therefore, not confer any right/claim implicit or explicit for any candidates for claiming extension or absorption in CSMCRI/CSIR. No traveling or any other allowances is admissible for attending the interview.


M. Sc. with 55% marks in Chemistry. CSIR-JRF/NET-LS qualified candidates will be preferred.

General Conditions:-

No of Posts: JRF/Project Assistant Level-II: 1, depending on the requirement the number may increase to two at the time of interview.

Fellowship: As per DST guideline. CSIR JRF qualified candidates “JRF” – Rs. 16000/- pm; “SRF” – Rs.18000/- pm (fixed). Whereas for CSIR NET-LS qualified candidates “project JRF” – Rs.12000/ pm; “Project SRF” – Rs. 14000/- per month (fixed). HRA is payable as per rule.

Age: Candidates should not be more than 28 years as on 18th March, 2011. However, upper age limit may be relaxed as per CSIR rules.

Job Description: Selected candidates have to work on a DST sponsored project entitled “Developing tailored portable lead sensor based on stripping voltammetry”- this project offers opportunity for Ph.D. degree.

For details visit http://www.csmcri.org/Pages/Jobs/Job_Details.php?Job_ID=215&Post=JRF/Project%20Assistant%20Level-II

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