Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Biotechnology


Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme is offered to young researchers who have completed their Ph. D in relevant areas of Biotechnology for promoting independent research mentored by eminent scientists/faculty in reputed institutions .  The Post Doctoral Fellowship carries an amount of Rs.32,000/- per month + HRA (10%) with an annual contingent grant of Rs.50,000/-. However, those candidates who have submitted thesis for PhD and are awaiting award of PhD, if selected for KBC Fellowship, the fellowship to be paid shall be Rs.22,000/- per month+ 10% HRA (instead of Rs. 32,000/- per month till the degree is awarded).


The research work shall be carried out in an institution under KSCSTE or any reputed R&D institutions/University Departments in India where research in frontier areas of biotechnology is going on.  The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of two years and extendable to the third year depending on the progress of the research work.  Selected candidates will have to follow the rules and regulations of the institution where they are availing the fellowship. The candidate shall join the programme within three months from the date of award of fellowship. The fellowship cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their PhD degree. 


The applicant should possess first class Master’s Degree in Life Sciences including Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries or Masters degree in Medicine followed by PhD with biotechnologically relevant  aspectswith quality  publications in indexed (SCI) journals. The fellowship is extended to candidates with first class Masters Degree in life science including veterinary science, agriculture, forestry, fisheries or any Masters degree in Medicine, and who have submitted their PhD thesis with quality publicationsin indexed (SCI) journals. The fellowship of the candidate shall be  enhanced to 32,000/-  from the date of award of the Doctoral degree. 

Age limit
The Fellowship is open to candidates below 35 years, but relaxable for the number of years of Post Doctoral experience, up to a maximum of 5 years. 

How to apply

Applicants must submit their application in the prescribed format along with their detailed resume (including Email ID, telephone number, etc.), list of publications, copies of all relevant certificates (M.Sc/PhD/MD/MS) Thesis submission certificate, Post Doctoral experience, age proof) and one page synopsis of research work already done. The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, consent letter from the host institution, name of the supervisor and his/her consent, and enclose a detailed synopsis of the proposed research for availing the fellowship.
Application should be addressed to the Chairman, Kerala Biotechnology Commission, Kerala State Council For Science Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004.


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   Norms for Submission of SE & UC as per KSCSTE Council(M)OrderNo.144/2017/KSCSTE dated 26-05.2017