Indian National Science Academy Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers 2014

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Name of the Organisation : Indian National Science Academy (insaindia.org)
Name of the Fellowship : Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers 2014
Location : India

Website : insaindia.org/index.php
Fellowship : http://web-japps.ias.ac.in:8080/fellowship2014/index.html

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List of selected candidates for Summer Research Fellowship Programme : http://www.indianjobtalks.in/20538.html

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Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers 2014:
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 2014. 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 online.

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) a write-up (in about 150 – 250 words) as to what the applicant wants to learn and achieve;
(c) the guide with whom the applicant would like to work. Student applicants should include a recommendation letter (in the prescribed format) familiar with their work, in a sealed envelope. The selected candidate may work with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.

Applications should be submitted Online through one of our websites http://www.ias.ac.in,insaindia.org or nasi.org.in however, a copy of the application together with enclosures must be sent by speed post or courier to The Coordinator, Science Education Programmes, Indian Academy of Sciences, CV Raman Avenue, Near Mekhri Circle, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080. The registration number assigned soon after online submission must be quoted both in the hard copy of the application to be sent and in the letter of recommendation to be forwarded by the teacher in the case of student applicants.

The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013.

Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched around February–March 2014. 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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Instructions to applicants :
A. General :
1) Applications should be submitted online in the prescribed format. See link at the bottom of this page.
2) A print copy of the application (duly signed by the applicant) along with enclosures should be sent by speed post within seven working days after the online version is submitted. It should be addressed to : The Coordinator, Science Education Programmes, Indian Academy of Sciences, CV Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar Post, Near Mekhri Circle, Bangalore 560 080. Do not send a separate resume with the application.
3) Only one application per candidate will be accepted. If more than one application is submitted, none of the applications will be considered.
4) Answers to columns indicated by an asterisk (*) are mandatory and must be filled.
5) The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013 (online) and 7 December 2013 (print version).

B. Eligibility criteria :
6) Student applicants should be studying in one of the following :
BS / BSc / BVSc / BPharma (II and III years only)
BE / BTech / BCA (II and III years only)
MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharma / MPhil (I year only)
ME / MTech / MCA (I year only)
(5-year integrated) MS / MSc /MTech / MBBS (II, III, IV years only)
(dual degree) BTech + MTech (II/III/IV years only)
(dual degree) BE + MSc (II, III, IV years only)
(dual degree) BS + MS (II, III, IV years only)
Integrated PhD (I, II years only)

7) For student applicants, the minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from X std. up to post-graduation (whichever years completed) should be 65% or above.

8) Students already registered for PhD are not eligible.

9) Applicants who have availed the Academies fellowship twice before are not eligible to apply.

C. Contents :
10) The applicant should include a write-up (in about 150–250 words) as to the specific area of the applicant and what he/she wants to learn and achieve through this fellowship. It can also include the specific experiment or theory that the applicant wants to work on but NOT a general description of the area. The write-up should NOT be a copy and paste job from any source.

11) The applicant should suggest names of at least six guides (from the approved list of guides) with whom they could work (in order of preference). However, if selected, the guide and the place of work of summer fellows will be entirely at the discretion of the Science Panel and may be other than those suggested by the applicant.

12) Do not use special/scientific characters like ø, ü, ô, ý, Ã ,ù, ¯, —, etc…. The software program will not accept these characters.

D. Enclosures to application :
13) Student applicants should include a recommendation letter (in the prescribed format) from one of their present teachers or head of the department (HoD). This should be sent either by the applicant in a sealed envelope along with the printed copy of the application or separately sent by the teacher/HoD addressed to the Coordinator, Science Education Panel, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore 560 080. In the latter case, the applicant should fill the Application Registration No. in the blank format before it is given to the teacher/HoD.

14) Applicants who have availed the Academies summer fellowship previously should arrange for a letter from the previous guide which should be directly sent by the guide to the Coordinator, Science Education Panel by email or by post.
15) Teacher applicants should send, if available, a list of their publications along with the printed copy of the application. On selection, an authorization letter from the Principal/HoD that necessary permission/leave of absence will be granted should be submitted.

E. Other matters :
16) All decisions regarding the selection of candidates will be at the sole discretion of the Academies. Any grievance or dispute concerning SRFP-2014 shall be addressed to Academy whose decision thereon shall be final.

17) Without prejudice to 16) above, only the courts at Bangalore city shall be the fora for seeking judicial remedy, if any, for any dispute or grievance.

F. Notes :
18) Academy means Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. Academies mean Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi), and The National Academy of Sciences, India (Allahabad).

19) Guide means list of scientists/faculty approved by the Academies as guides.

20) All correspondence should be addressed to :
The Coordinator, Science Education Programmes
Indian Academy of Sciences
CV Raman Avenue, near Mekhri Circle
Sadashivanagar
Bangalore 560 080
Tel. (080) 2266 1202, 2266 1201, 2266 1207
Email : sumfel@ias.ernet.in

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  1. I am interested to apply for fellowship but in the procedure they have given to note alt least six guide names but I am unable to find the guide name list for 2015

  2. I have selected for SRF. I got a mail indicating that you will send me a acceptance letter but because I haven’t provided the full address of the acceptance letter re bounced to you from my college post office. So how can I contact you to resolve my problem?

  3. The minimum percentage in core subjects for every semester should be 65% or the average of all from x std upto which ever year completed should be 65% for core subjects. Please clarify.

    1. It’s official responsibility. They have kept eligibility for M.Pharma I year only. The rules should be followed by all candidates. If the fellowship programme is announced for the next year and if you satisfy all conditions you may apply.

    1. The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013 (online) and 7th December 2013 (print version).

    1. The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013. You didn’t submit? The advertisement does not seem to contain any other possibilities.

    1. The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013. I could not find any other ways to apply.

  4. I cant find list of names of scientists/faculty who have consented to guide students/teachers to work on SRFP-2014.
    can i get that list?

    1. Yes, I cant find the information also.
      If someone can find, let us all know here. It will be useful to all.

    1. For student applicants, the minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from X std. up to post-graduation (whichever years completed) should be 65% or above.

  5. I submitted my SRFP application successfully but I didn’t get a printed copy of that. Now how to get already submitted hard copy?

    1. I could assume that you might be get printed option already once you have submit the application. You didn’t take print out?. However I could not find any link or procedure to take print out of the already submitted application. Please contact through official mail id of the website.
      Email : sumfel[AT]ias.ernet.in

  6. I don’t have any idea regarding the write up. Can you help me regarding the same? Please tell me how to write it and what should be mentioned in it. If possible give me some samples. Waiting for your reply.

    1. “The write-up is about 150 – 250 words and has to describe what the applicant wants to learn and achieve.”

      As such there is no ready made sample for this, and I could not find one from the website also.
      I request that when you (or anybody) write one, you can share with us here.
      That will be useful for everybody.
      Thanks.

    1. If selected for SFRP , then the guide and the place of work of summer fellows will be entirely at the discretion of the Science Panel and may be other than those suggested by the applicant.

    1. If selected for SFRP , then the guide and the place of work of summer fellows will be entirely at the discretion of the Science Panel and may be other than those suggested by the applicant.

    1. All decisions regarding the selection of candidates will be at the sole discretion of the Academies. Any grievance or dispute concerning SRFP-2014 shall be addressed to Academy whose decision thereon shall be final.

      Academy means Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. Academies mean Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi), and The National Academy of Sciences, India (Allahabad).

  7. Sir,
    I have completed my MSc in the year 2012. Presently working as a school teacher at Ryan International School.
    Am I eligible or not for this fellowship?

    1. Student applicants should be studying in one of the following :
      BS / BSc / BVSc / BPharma (II and III years only)
      BE / BTech / BCA (II and III years only)
      MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharma / MPhil (I year only)
      ME / MTech / MCA (I year only)
      (5-year integrated) MS / MSc /MTech / MBBS (II, III, IV years only)
      (dual degree) BTech + MTech (II/III/IV years only)
      (dual degree) BE + MSc (II, III, IV years only)
      (dual degree) BS + MS (II, III, IV years only)
      Integrated PhD (I, II years only)

    1. Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be dispatched around February–March 2014. 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.

    2. Due to some technical error in uploading my proposal while applying for the internship program, my proposal was not attached completely. So I have sent a write up in handwritten form along with the application. I need to know whether it would be considered?

    3. Please note that the registration has been closed for applying online. Also I could not find anything related to applying manually.

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