Monday, January 21, 2013

INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP 2013 FOR PURSUING Ph.D

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Technology Bhavan, 
New Mehrauli Road, 
             New Delhi – 110 016.
              Website: www.inspire-dst.gov.in
                        5th Advertisement

Released on 16.01.2013

Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), A SCHEME OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, OFFERS STANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PURSUING DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ANY RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY IN INDIA THROUGH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE LEVEL SAME AS NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a Program launched by the Government of India to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. It is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). One Component of the AORC Scheme in INSPIRE is focused on attraction of student to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applications are invited from:
i)INSPIRE Scholars having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at 2 years M.Sc. or 5 Years Integrated M.S./ M.Sc. courses, and
ii)First Rank holders in the Post Graduate Degrees in Basic/Applied Sciences OR
Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences/ Medical Sciences/ Pharmaceutical
Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences of any recognized Indian University or Institute/ Statutory Body in India for award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP and appropriate research grants for a maximum period of
five years for doing full-time research leading to Ph.D. degree. Application format and necessary documents required are available on the website: www.inspire-dst.gov.in.

ELIGIBILITY:
i) INSPIRE Scholar having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.
ii) 1st Rank Holder in each Post-Graduate (PG) level examinations in Basic/ Applied Sciences including Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural sciences and Veterinary Sciences at the University and academic Institutions. Similarly, 1st Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Engineering Sciences and other professional courses conducted by a University/ Institution in India are also eligible to apply
for directly pursuing doctoral degree. These students shall also be eligible for admission to pursue research, leading to Ph.D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India. 1st Rank Holder in College including Autonomous College Examination is not eligible. Candidates who are only Indian Citizen and have acquired their required qualifications
necessary for admission to the PhD program only during the last year or Current year are eligible. However, students who are already enjoying Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) or higher position in any project need not to apply for this.

AMOUNT, NUMBER & DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP:
It offers financial support in the form of a Fellowship equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate. There is a provision of 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships every year to offer eligible students and each Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years, subject to the completion of their PhD degree whichever is earlier. However, continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per stipulated GOI guidelines for such Fellowship.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Selection for INSPIRE Fellowship shall be purely on the basis of academic merit of the candidate, choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal. All interested and eligible candidates must apply in the prescribed A4 size format along with documents as listed in the Annexure 1 to 4. Applications should be sent by Post only and shall be addressed to

Head
INSPIRE Program
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016.


The envelope should mention on top “Application for INSPIRE Fellowship – (give Subject Code)”.
This advertisement is also available at the website: www.inspire-dst.gov.in for
submission of application through out the year.

For More Details please visit: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/fellowship.html

For INSPIRE Fellowship Results 2012-2013 Click here.