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IIT Gandhinagar invites applications for Early-Career Fellowship- 2021

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Gandhinagar, 07 June 2021:  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar invites applications for Early-Career Fellowship (IITGN-ECF).  The fellowships offers young scholars the opportunity to work on exciting challenges or research problems in a creative and interdisciplinary ecosystem.

Fellows in the program will have access not only to their assigned department, but to the entire research infrastructure and facility of the Institute, which prizes interdisciplinarity.

Key Dates:  The deadline for submitting the ECF applications has been extended to 18 June 2021.

Eligibility:  The applicant should have successfully defended their PhD thesis from an Indian Institution/University on or after January 1, 2020, and their research work should be rated high with supporting scholarly publications. The candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis or expected to submit in the next two-three months are also welcome to apply.

Fellowship

 Fellows will receive Rs. 1,00,000 per month (Rs. 90,000/- plus Rs 10,000/- HRA).

A professional development grant of up to Rs. 2.00 Lakh per year will be made available that also supports international travel to attend conferences, workshops, training programmes, etc.

Fellows can submit individual proposals for financial support to conduct seminars, workshops and other scholarly activities.

The Fellowship will be awarded initially for one year. In case of outstanding performance, the Fellowship may be extended for another one year (that is, total Fellowship duration of two years).

Selection

As part of the application process, the applicants will develop a research proposal in a prescribed format in collaboration with a faculty member at IITGN. The plan will outline their research and professional objectives and must be endorsed by the proposed faculty collaborator. The applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact the faculty collaborator.

The applicant will also submit a personal statement describing their aspirations and the expectations from themselves during this Fellowship.

The candidates from IIT Gandhinagar can apply to work with a faculty collaborator other than their PhD supervisor on a topic of their mutual interest.

The applicant will provide names and contact information of THREE referees who can objectively assess the candidate’s potential towards this Fellowship.

Applicants are free to apply to ANY discipline and can submit only ONE application.

Faculty members may endorse more than one proposal.

For exact eligibility, how to apply, selection process, candidates should refer the exact Fellowship Notification, which is uploaded on the official website of IIT Gandhinagar.

https://iitgn.ac.in/research/early_career_fellowship

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