Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellowship

Introduction

The Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellowship from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has the major aim of presenting budding and inspired scientists with a golden opportunity of keeping themselves abreast of the ground breaking work done by scientists in India. This Fellowship Program is part of the Summer Research Fellowship Program of the institute and was introduced by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in tandem with the Department of Science and Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi.

It is part of the Summer Research Fellowship Program of the institute and was brought forward by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in tandem with the Department of Science and Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi. The Fellowship gives an opportunity to students to carry out research activities in life sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and atmospheric sciences.

Eligibility Criteria

For Fellowships in Science, students in the first, second or third year of their graduation courses in Science, Veterinary Science, Medicine and Pharmacy can apply for the scholarships. Students in either the 1st or 2nd year of their post graduation courses are eligible.

For Fellowships in Engineering, students in the 2nd and 3rd year of their B. E or B. Tech courses are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

Successful candidates need to work on a research project supervised by faculties selected by the JNCASR. These candidates will then work from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore or JNCASR or other institutes of repute on the research projects between April and July.

A total of about 100 Fellowships are awarded, out of which 15 best students are named as Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows. The judgement will be done on the basis of the project reports.

Value of the Scholarship

The candidates are given a monthly grant of Rs. 4, 000/-as traveling expenses. The Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows are given an extra grant of Rs. 1000/-for the study material.

Address

  • The Program Coordinator, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P O Bangalore 560 064.
  • Link: JNCASR