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Post-Doctoral Fellowships @ Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Pune [Upto Rs. 75K/Month]: Apply by Oct 31

About the Fellowship

The Jawaharlal Nehru Post-Doctoral Fellowships are prestigious post-doctoral positions, initiated to mark the golden jubilee of the inauguration of the main Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai campus, by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962.

The research activities at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics NCRA-TIFR are centered on low-frequency radio astronomy, where NCRA-TIFR operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), a major international facility. NCRA-TIFR offers challenging opportunities to work at the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics, as well as instrumentation and software development.

The Centre has invited Applications for these fellowships, to be hosted at NCRA-TIFR, from Young Scientists of exceptional intellectual caliber.

Which stream of education

The selected Post-Doctoral Fellows at NCRA-TIFR are expected to pursue a vigorous independent research programme. The fellowship is meant for the applicants with backgrounds in radio astronomy, as well as other fields including theory, algorithm research, and observations in other wavebands.

We especially encourage applicants whose research interests have potential synergies with radio astronomical studies or engineering activities, or which require a close engagement with the GMRT or the ORT.


The candidates are required to have at least one year of post-doctoral experience before taking up the Fellowship.

Amount of fellowship

The selected Fellows will be given a salary on the basis of experience after the doctoral degree and ranges from Rs. 55,000 – Rs. 75,000. The Post-doctoral fellows at NCRA-TIFR are also entitled to a contingency grant of Rs. 32,000 per year, and are provided a travel grant of Rs. 3,00,000 over the course of the fellowship to enable them to travel for international conferences or for research collaborations.

They are also entitled to the on-campus housing (subject to availability), or a house rent allowance, and medical coverage under NCRA-TIFR’s medical scheme.

Duration of Fellowship

The appointments will be done for a maximum duration of two years, with continuations subject to a yearly review.

How to apply

The interested candidates may send their applications for the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships, containing CV, Research Plan, and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more referees, to the Dean, NCRA-TIFR Faculty, at the e-mail address

The candidates should also request their referees to send in recommendation letters. All applicants will automatically be considered for all available Post-Doctoral Fellowships at NCRA-TIFR.


The last date for application is October 31st, 2018.

For full details visit the official website by clicking here.



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