Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, India invites application for Regular and Dr Chandrashekhar Post-Doctoral Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates for the year 2021.
Regular Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Applications are invited from candidates with a Ph.D degree in Physical / Mathematical Sciences from a recognized University / Institute.
The Institute offers challenging opportunities to young researchers working in theory, observation, and instrumentation in various areas of research in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
The duration of the fellowship is normally two years, with a possible extension for another year. Candidates should preferably be below the age of 36 years
Selected candidates, as post doctoral fellows, are expected to work in close collaboration with members of the research groups at the institute and are also encouraged to carry out independent research.
Emoluments: IIA offers a fixed fellowship of Rs 40,000 p.m with an annual increment of Rs. 1500 p.m. Other allowances such as house rent, book grants (Rs 10,000/year), medical facility are offered following the prevailing rules of the institute. IIA has limited accommodation for PDFs, which will be provided subject to availability and need as assessed by the committee, case by case.
Applications are invited from candidates who have submitted a Ph.D. thesis and awaiting the award of the degree/thesis defense in Physical / Mathematical Sciences from a recognized University / Institute. The duration of the fellowship is only for a maximum of one year. Candidates should preferably be below the age of 36 years.
Candidates should have performed their thesis in areas that have significant overlap with the research being carried out at IIA.
Emoluments: IIA offers a fellowship of Rs 35,000+ p.m for a period of one year. House rent and medical facilities are offered in accordance with the prevailing rules of the institute. IIA has limited accommodation that will be provided subject to availability.
Chandrasekhar Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Applications are invited from exceptionally bright candidates with outstanding academic credentials for the award of ‘Chandrasekhar Post-Doctoral Fellowships’in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics.
Applications are invited from exceptionally bright candidates with outstanding academic credentials for the award of ‘Chandrasekhar Post-Doctoral Fellowships’ in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics.
The fellowship is for a period of two years with a possibility of an extension for one more year. Candidates should be ordinarily below the age of 32 years.
Emoluments: The monthly stipend is Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 55,000/- for candidates with up to 2 years post-doctoral experience and Rs.55,000/- to 60,000/- for those with more than 2 years experience.
Chandra Fellows would be entitled to an annual contingency grant of Rs.2,00,000/-, as well as to housing (subject to availability), medical and other benefits following the prevailing rules of the institute. Travel support by economy airfare will be available at the time of taking up the assignment. Chandra Fellows may choose their research topics or collaborate with groups or individuals in the institute.
How to Apply-
- The applications will be accepted four times a year, with deadlines for applications fixed on January 31, May 31, and September 30.
- The applications will be reviewed every quarter, in the first week of January, April, July, and October. Under exceptional circumstances, the committee may review applications at other times as well.
- Applicants are advised to send their completed applications at least three weeks before the respective review dates.
- Apply here.