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S. N. Bhatt Memorial Excellence Summer Research Fellowship Program at ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore: Apply by Jan 15: Expired

ICTS-TIFR Summer research fellowship programAbout

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru invites applications from academically bright and motivated students for the ICTS – S. N. Bhatt Memorial Excellence Fellowship Program every summer typically around the middle of May till the middle of July.

This program offers an opportunity to undergraduate/masters students of Science and Engineering to work with faculty and post-doctoral fellows of the Centre and to participate in research at the frontiers of knowledge. Students from previous years have contributed productively to research at ICTS, and many have continued research careers at universities around the world (see the links under “Students” on the right).

Applications are invited from both Indian and foreign nationals.

For the Physics stream, this summer program also provides an early route to the Ph.D. and Int Ph.D. graduate program at ICTS. Candidates who perform outstandingly in the summer program will be provided a unique opportunity to apply early for admission to our graduate program. Upon subsequently clearing a written test and interview, successful candidates will receive early Ph.D./Int Ph.D. offers.


  • Undergraduate students of science, mathematics, and engineering, who are in their third, fourth or fifth year of the program are eligible to apply.
  • Exceptional undergraduates in their second year may also apply.
  • Masters degree students and those who have completed their undergraduate are also welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online with their CV and relevant details. The applicants also need to arrange at least two recommendation letters. Applications will be normally reviewed in February and results will be declared around early March every year.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 15 January 2020, 17:00 hrs Indian Standard Time.

Please note that the online application form will automatically stop receiving applications after the deadline and late applications will not be entertained under any circumstances. Selected candidates will be provided stipend and accommodation during this program.


For any queries, please contact us at summer.program@icts.res.in

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