The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from
all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India.
There will be a bank of such fellowships which will be operated by the
Department of Science & Technology. The fellowships are scientist
specific, very selective and will have close academic monitoring. The
Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and
universities in the country and they would be eligible for regular Research
Grants through the extramural and other research schemes of various S&T
agencies of the Government of India. All areas of science (in the broadest
terms) will be covered by this fellowship.
i) The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all
over the world.
ii) The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as
PhD in Science/ Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/ MD
in Medicine etc. and have adequate professional experience.
iii) These Fellowships are very selective and those who have a proven/
outstanding record as evident from their research publications and recognitions
would be eligible.
iv) The candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present
position/fellowship, if any.
Duration: The duration
of the fellowship will be initially for five years.
Nature of support:
The value of the fellowship will be of Rs.50,000/- per month for the first
3 years of the fellowship and will be increased to Rs.60,000/- per month
during the last two years. Each Fellow will, in addition, receive a contingency
of Rs.5.00 lakh per annum. The Ramanujan Fellows will be eligible for
regular Research Grants through the extramural and other research schemes
of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
Methodology for selection:
The scientists can choose to work at any S&T institution including
University Departments or other academic Institutions and National Laboratories
in India, provided the Institution at which they wish to pursue research
is willing to provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic
infrastructural support to facilitate research. The availability
of Ramanujan Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research
Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from the
interested scientists and technologists. The Institutions will subsequently
submit their recommended nominations to the Department of Science &
Technology. Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms
to scrutinize and recommend the nominations. Individual scientists and
technologists can also approach the institutions for seeking their hosting
and forwarding their nominations to DST for the Fellowship. Selection
of Ramanujan Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered Search
and Selection Committee specially appointed for the purpose. The nominations
of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received
throughout the year.
All nominations may be sent to:
Dr Praveer Asthana
of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New
Delhi ? 110 016.
For details visit: http://www.serc-dst.org
||Source: Department of
Science & Technology, Govt. of India.