About the Scholarship
Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization (EPCO), under the Department of Environment, GoMP has set up “Chief Minister’s Scholarship for PhD on Climate Change” with an objective to encourage and promote quality research on climate change issues in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
ln order to encourage research activities on climate change issues in the state, EPCO has decided to confer 5 scholarships per year to candidates pursuing PhD on climate change issues of MP.
lt is expected that this wilt help in the creation of knowledge/information regarding climate change in MP through their thesis and subsequent publications. This would also result in building capacities with regard to climate change. This scholarship is set up in 17 universities/research institutes located in Madhya Pradesh.
The award of the scholarship is for a fixed duration and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by EPCO to the beneficiary. The authority to award / terminates the scholarship fully vests with EPCO. The awardee shall not lay any claim to permanent absorption in EPCO, after the expiry of scholarship.
No. of the Scholarships
Subject of Research
The subject/topic of research must be relevant to climate change issues of Madhya Pradesh. The potential candidates may refer the scientific studies like Vulnerability Assessment towards climate change in MP and State Action Plan on Climate Change prepared by EPCO For reference purpose and idea crystallisation. SKMCCC welcomes the interested candidates to come for discussions & any clarifications.
The subject of research shall fall within the overall ambit of climate change in sectors such as forest, biodiversity, wildlife, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, water resources, energy and renewable energy, industries, climate change aspects of urban and rural development, human health, wild health, wild animal health, economics, sociology, psychology, humanities, management, technology, etc.
- Only bonafide Indian citizens pursuing PhD degree in any of the 17 select universities/institutes are applying for the scholarships.
- Candidates from these universities/institutes will be eligible for scholarships only after getting enrolled for PhD / Integrated PhD programme / Fellowship programme or any other programme equivalent to PhD for a period of three years (36 months) on a topic strictly related to climate change in reference to the state of Madhya Pradesh. An undertaking of this effect with be issued by the Head of the concerned university/institute
- The upper age limit of the applicant for the award of the scholarship shall be as per the rules & norms of respective host university/institute.
- Admission procedure for the PhD program shall be as per the rules & norms of respective host university/institute.
Stipend for the scholarship will be Rs 25,000/- per month for a maximum duration of three years (36 months) from the date of his / her acceptance given by the candidate to the concerned institution/ university or till viva-voice of PhD degree, whichever is earlier.
How to Apply?
Candidates may submit their applications to the office along with the synopsis of research work up to Nov 30, 2020.
Nov 30, 2020
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