Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by CSIR-Human Resource Development Group [Monthly Fellowship Rs. 65k]: Applications Open


The Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Human Resource Development Group invites applications from meritorious candidates for Post-Doctoral Fellowships under The Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

The “CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral research Fellowship Scheme” has been instituted to identify promising young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science, engineering, medicine, and agriculture.

The scheme aims at facilitating their transition from mentored to an independent research career. CSIR intends to offer one hundred (100) such fellowships every year to promising fresh Ph.D. holders for working in CSIR laboratories with state-of-art R&D facilities.

  1. Ph.D. degree holders within three years of the award of Ph.D. degree, or those who have submitted Ph.D. theses.
  2. Applicants who are about to submit the thesis are also eligible to apply, but, their selection will be subject to the condition that they would have submitted the thesis before the expiry of the validity of the award offer.
  3. Applicants should have research publications in high impact factor SCI journals.
  4. Though CSIR Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is open to Indian nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), a certain number (up to 20%) of fellowships may be offered to foreign nationals.

CSIR Nehru Science Postdoctoral Fellows will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Indian Rs. 65,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible and a contingency grant of Rs. 3.0 lakh per annum. 25% of the contingency grant can be used for domestic and international travel including per diem expenses.


Two years and extendable for maximum one more year based on outstanding performance and recommendation from the Director of the CSIR lab where working.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.

Eligible candidates can apply in the prescribed format at any time of the year. However, the selections will be made twice a year, in the months of June and December. Applications received two months before the scheduled interview date will be considered for shortlisting and calling for an interview. Eligible candidates must route their applications through the sponsoring CSIR laboratory.

The duly filled in application forms are to be sent to Mr. S. A. Hasan, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012.

For further details, click here.



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