Intermediate Fellowships for Researchers in India, India
This scheme supports excellent scientists who wish to undertake high-quality research and to establish themselves as independent researchers in an academic institution in India.
You should normally have between four to seven years of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience. It is not essential for medical or veterinary degree holders to have a PhD.
You do not have to be an Indian national or be resident in India at the time of application. However, it is expected that your research will be based at an Indian host institution and that your long-term aim is to pursue a career in India.
If you had applied previously and were not short-listed to submit a full application, you are not restricted from re-applying, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the scheme. Please note that resubmission following consideration of a full application is only permitted on the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Resubmissions are considered only in exceptional cases and are rare.
You may apply even if you already hold another Fellowship. However, please note that if awarded, you will be required to make a choice between your current Fellowship and the India Alliance Fellowship. The India Alliance does not permit Fellows to overlap their India Alliance Fellowship with any other national or international Fellowship.
You may not apply for more than one programme fellowship scheme at any one time.
You must have made intellectual contributions to research that have been published in leading journals, and be able to demonstrate your potential to carry out independent research.
You must have an eligible sponsoring host institution in India and an eligible sponsor who can guarantee space and resources for the tenure of the award.
The host institution sponsor:
must have a contract of employment with the institution with tenure beyond the duration of the proposed fellowship
should make an undertaking that if an award is made you will be granted the status and prerogatives of other academic staff of similar seniority
should not expect you to spend more than eight hours per week on activities unrelated to the fellowship (e.g. teaching duties)
Sponsors are encouraged to view their support and mentorship to you as part of a longer-term commitment to help you realise your career aspirations in research.
Sponsors are advised to read all the scheme information provided here.
This is a biannual competition.
Preliminary application deadline: 3 November 2010
Invited full application deadline: Early January 2011
Selection Committee review: March 2011
Short-listed candidate interviews: Late April 2011
Completed preliminary application forms should be sent to email@example.com.
Queries can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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