Scholarships & Fellowships
CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)
Description: A certain number of SRFs will be awarded each year by CSIR directly to those processing the following qualification and experience :
MSc, BE, B Tech with minimum 60% marks and at least two years of post MSc, BE , BTech, research experience as evidence from fellowship/ associateship or traineeship and published papers in standard refereed journals
Or ME, M. Tech or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology with minimum 60% marks
OR MBBS or BDS (with 1 year if internship) with first division
Or BPharm/ BVSc/ BSc (Ag) or equivalent degree with minimum 60% marks and at least three years of research experience. Research workers who have had requisite training in methods of research along with above qualification and who have proved their aptitude for original research are eligible for this Fellowship.

Age Limit: The upper age limit for SRF shall be 32 years. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes, women, physically handicapped and OBC applicants.

Application Procedure: Application for SRF are normally invited every year on all India basis through press advertisement. The prescribed application form is printed along with the advertisement in the Employment News usually during the month of April and October every year. Application proforma duly completed and forwarded through the proposed Supervisor and Head of the Department/Institutions should be submitted within the prescribed date along with a Demand Draft for the amount indicated in the advertisement to the Deputy Secretary, EMR Division, HRD Group, CSIR Complex, Opp Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012.

Selection Procedure: Selection will be made through the procedure of assessment of academic record and published/project work by discipline-wise high-level expert Committees. Second class rail fare will be admissible to those applicants who are called for interview.

Tenure: The tenure of SRF will initially be 2 years. Extension of tenure for the 3rd year will be issued by EMR Division of HRDG after receiving the recommendation of three member Expert Committee consisting of Guide, Head of Department and external Professor in the relevant field.

Stipend : SRF in a scientific discipline is entitled to a stipend of Rs. 9000/- pm for 1st , 2nd , 3rd years. The stipend in case of medical (MBBS, BPharm, BDS, MVSc and MPharm) and engineering subjects (both at bachelors & master?s degree level) will initially be Rs. 9500/- pm for 1st and 2nd years and later enhanced for Rs. 10,000/- for the subsequent years depending on progress of research having been assessed as satisfactory.
Contact: For more information :Council for Scientific & Industrial Research
Source: www.csir.res.in