Saturday, September 26, 2015

Winter School on Nonlinear Dynamics- 2015

Winter School on Nonlinear Dynamics - 2015

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

December 9-18, 2015
                                                                Organized by 
Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit 
Indian Statistical Institute 
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road 
Kolkata 700 108, India 

Tel. No. : + 91 33 2575 3020 
Tel. Fax. : + 91 33 2577 3026 

The aim of this school is to provide an overview on different topics in Nonlinear Dynamics to the final year Masters and Ph.D. students.There will be a few review talks starting from basics to advanced level by experts on selected topics.


  • Discrete dynamical systems
  • Renormalization group for dynamical systems
  • Dynamics of Bose-Einstein Condensation
  • Probabilistic and stochastic aspects of nonlinear dynamics
  • Dynamics of coupled nonlinear oscillators and field systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics of chemical reactions and reaction-diffusion systems
  • Coupled systems: synchronization and control
  • Basic concepts on complex networks
  • Bifurcations and normal forms of dynamical systems
  • Time delay dynamical systems
  • Computer lab: XPP AUTO software 

There is no registration fee for this activity. Interested participants are requested to fill up the attached application form in any one format and send it to the address by October 25, 2015. 

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Application Form (in pdf)          Application Form (in doc)

Important Dates

  • Submission of Application Form : 25th October, 2015 
  • Notification of Acceptance: 29th October, 2015 
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DST - SERB - National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)

Science and Engineering Research Board

(Statutory Body Established Through an Act of Parliament : SERB Act 2008)
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)

The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant should hold Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering or M.D or M.S degree in any area of medicine.
  • The applicant must have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University, not before two years from the date of application. Those who have submitted their PhD/M.D/M.S thesis and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered lower fellowship amount till they are awarded the eligible degree.
  • The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years at the time of the submission of application. Age relaxation of 5 (five) years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.
Nature & Duration of Support:
  • The fellowship is tenable only in India and can be implemented in any of the recognized academic institutions, national laboratories and other recognized R & D institutions. The host institution should provide necessary administrative and infrastructural support.
  • The fellowship is normally not availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their PhD/M.S/M.D degree or with the doctoral thesis supervisor or continue on doctoral thesis work.
  • The fellowship is purely a temporary assignement, and is tenable initially for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending on the progress of research, the fellowship can be extended for one more year, There is no provision to extend the tenure beyond three.
  • The fellows will be entitled to receive the grants as given below:
  • Sl. No. Budget Head Amount
    1 Fellowship Rs. 55,000/- per month (consolidated) and Rs. 35,000/ p.m for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not awarded
    2 Research Grant Rs. 2,00,000/- per annum
    3 Overheads Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum
  • Research grant can be used for purchasing minor equipments, consumables, national travel and contingencies. There is no provision for providing manpower under this scheme. The Fellow is expected to undertake research himself/herself during the entire duration of the fellowship.
  • The fellows are not eligible to receive any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental source during the tenure of the fellowship
  • The fellows must seek the consent of SERB if he/she intends to be away from the implementing institute (except for field work related to the project) continuously for a period more than eight weeks.
Selection & Mode Of Application 
  • The call for applications for SERB-N PDF will be notified twice a year(September and March) through the website and
  • The application form along with a research proposal highlighting the objectives of the research work to be undertaken should be submitted online through the website
  • The applicant must identify a suitable Mentor under whom the proposed research would be carried out.
  • The selection will be based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee that will be constituted by the Board. If required, the applicants may be called for personal interview.
How to apply online:
For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:
  • Applicants should first register into the online website   click here to register
  • After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in Profile Detail section under User Profile. which includes Bio-data, Photo, Institute Address etc.
  • Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of project (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) should be provided online at the time of submission of the application.
  • Work Methodology and Research plan has to be uploaded in single PDF file not more than 10 MB

Documents required (in PDF) should be in prescribed format:
  • Bio-data (under user profile section) Download Template
  • Age Proof Certificate
  • Qualification Degree/ Thesis Submission Certificate
  • Caste Proof Certificate (in case of Age Relaxation)
  • Undertaking Certificate by the applicant Download Template
  • Endorsement Certificate from the Mentor & Host Institute Download Template
Termination of the Fellowship
  • If any fellow wishes to terminate the fellowship, he/she shall inform the SERB through the mentor and host institute immediately. The implementing institute should not incur any expenditure from the date of termination of the project or the date of resignation of PI. The institute will also arrange for submission of documents mentioned above.
  • SERB reserves the right to terminate the Fellowship at any stage if it is convinced that appropriate progress is not being made or the grant has not been utilized properly.
SERB PDFs are entitled to leave as per rules of the host institution. Participation in scientific workshops held in India or abroad will be treated as on duty. Maternity leave as per the Govt. of India instructions issued from time to time would be available to female candidates in all categories.  

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers(SRFP) 2016

Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad

The three national Science Academies offer several two-month Summer Fellowships to enable students/teachers (studying/teaching in India) to work with scientists associated with the three Academies during 2016. A copy of the application format, instructions to applicants including eligibility criteria, and a list of names of scientists/faculty who have consented to guide students/teachers to work on short-term projects is displayed at the websites of the Academies[; and].
Applications are invited from interested students and teachers from all universities and colleges affiliated to UGC/AICTE/MCI/Accredited Institutions of State Universities for these Fellowships. The application should include: (a) the application form in the prescribed format; (b) scanned copies of mark sheets from class X to lst examination; (c) a write-up (in about 150 - 250 words) as to what the applicant wants to learn and achieve;  (d) names of potential guides with whom the applicant would like to work. Student applicants should also provide the email id of one their teachers or HoD familiar with their work. The Academies will approach them for a recommendation letter in the prescribed format. The selected candidate should work with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.
Applications should be submitted by logging onto one of our websites given above. The registration number assigned soon after the online submission must be quoted in all future correspondence.

The last date for receipt of online applications is 30 November 2015.
Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched around February–March 2016. The selected students/teachers will be provided appropriate round trip train fare and a monthly fellowship to meet their living expenses at the place of work.
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S.N.Bose Scholars Program

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward have partnered to support a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. The program is named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 - 1974), a visionary Indian physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, Bosons, was named after him.

The program is envisaged to:
  • provide an opportunity to Indian students to experience world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • encourage and motivate students to take up research as a career;
  • pave the way for the next generation of pioneers and innovators in science and technology to interact with each other, and;
  • build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations cutting across boundaries around the globe.
  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters' degree at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Open to students of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematical and Computational Sciences; and, Physical Sciences
Note: Students with a biology background should consider applying to the Khorana Program for Scholars.
Scholarship includes:
  • Stipend
  • Health Insurance
  • Air-fare
Program Dates: May – July 2016

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Applications are to be submitted electronically to or (No hard copies required)

S.N. Bose Scholars Program Awards 2015
S. N. Bose Scholars Program Awards: 2014
S. N. Bose Scholars Program Awards: 2013

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2015

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For program information contact:
Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road,
New Delhi - 110001,

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Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Now open for applications for 2016 : The CSFP is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.
This is a source of funding made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

One year Taught Master's courses or equivalent degree
Doctoral degree of up to three years duration.
The CSFP is an annual scheme made available to all the Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. In India, this is jointly managed by:
Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
the British Council
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

* economy return international travel
* tuition fee 
* adequate maintenance and other allowances.

Engineering and Technology - Science (Pure and Applied) - Agriculture -Humanities and Social Sciences
The last date for online applications is 8 October 2015. 

For Split-site PhD Scholarships, Shared Scholarships, Academic, Professional and Medical fellowships, please visit Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's website

Eligibility Scholarship
* be an Indian citizen residing in India
* have completed tertiary education in English medium
* the candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 08.10.2015
* For Master's degree candidate should hold or expect to hold the certidicate of Bachelor's degree by October 2016 in the subject field concerned securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group.
* For Ph.D candidate should hold or expect to hold the certidicate of Master's degree by October 2015 in the subject field concerned securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group

The preliminary selection of candidates for scholarships is carried out in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Education, and Government of India.
The preliminary selection is done through a process of shortlisting of applications, followed by personal interviews in New Delhi.

Contact : 
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
John Foster House , 
36 Gordon Square, London, 
WC1H OPF , Tel: +44-207-387 8572

Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD),
Department of Higher Education,
 External Scholarship Division,
ES.4 Section, West Block-1, 
Wing-6, 2nd Floor, R.K.Puram,
New Delhi-110066,
Tel: +91-11-26172491 and 26172492

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