Apply Now for the Prestigious Science Academies Summer Research Fellowship Program 2024

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"Apply Now for the Prestigious Science Academies Summer Research Fellowship Program 2024"

Science Academies Summer Research Fellowship Program for Students and Teachers 2024

Introduction:

The Science Academies Summer Research Fellowship Program for Students and Teachers is a prestigious opportunity for individuals to engage in research during the summer. This program allows students and teachers to work in diverse areas of science and enhance their knowledge and skills. By participating in this fellowship, candidates can gain valuable experience and contribute to the scientific community.

A. General

  1. The application should be submitted online in the prescribed format. This link is available on the websites of the three Academies (www.ias.ac.in; www.insaindia.res.in; www.nasi.org.in).
  2. It’s mandatory to upload the marks sheets from class X till the last examination. Please have the scanned versions of the mark sheets (in JPEG format – the size of each mark sheet should not exceed 700 kb), before starting to fill up the application.
  3. Only one application per candidate will be considered. 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 online is 15 November 2024.

B. Eligibility criteria

Students

Applicants should be studying in one of the following:

  • BS / BSc (II year only)
  • BSc (Research) (III year only)
  • BStat / BMath (II year only)
  • BPharm (III and IV years only)
  • BE / BTech / BCA (II and III years only)
  • BArch (II, III, and IV years only)
  • MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharm (I year only)
  • ME / MTech / MCA / MArch (I year only)
  • MStat / MMath (I year only)
  • 5-year integrated) MS / MSc /MTech / MBBS / BVSc (II, III, IV years only)
  • PharmD (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)
  • MSc Tech (I, II years only)

Teachers

  1. Teachers must be teaching in a College/University.
  2. The minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from X std. up to post-graduation (whichever years are completed) should be 65% or above for students. The minimum percentage of average marks does not apply to teachers.
  3. PhD students are not eligible.
  4. Applicants who have availed the Academies fellowship twice before are not eligible to apply.

C. Contents

  1. The applicant should include a write-up (in about 150‐250 words) as to the specific area of the applicant and indicate what the candidate would like 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.
  2. Do not use special/scientific characters like Ø Ü etc…..as the software will prevent you from uploading the application with such characters.

D. Enclosures to application

  1. Both student and teacher applicants must upload scanned versions of mark sheets from class X till the last examination in JPEG Format (the size of each mark sheet should not exceed 700 kb).
  2. Teacher applicants should upload their publications, if any. On selection, an authorization letter from the Principal/HoD that necessary permission/leave of absence will be granted should be sent by post to the Coordinator, SRFP 2024, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru 560 080.

E. Other matters

  1. Student applicants must upload the contact details of one of their present teachers. The Academy will get in touch with the teacher and obtain the recommendation letter.
  2. All decisions regarding the selection of candidates will be at the sole discretion of the Academies. Any grievance or dispute concerning SRFP 2024 shall be addressed to the Academy whose decision thereon shall be final.
  3. If a candidate is found at any point in time to have submitted false information, the fellowship will be canceled, and the candidate will be asked to pay back the fellowship amount/travel allowance, etc. that has been paid. Further guidance of the candidate and the Institution in which the candidate is currently studying will be informed of the matter.
  4. Without prejudice to 15) above, only the courts at Bengaluru city shall be the fora for seeking judicial remedy, if any, for any dispute or grievance.

F. Notes

  1. Academy means Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru. Academies mean the Indian Academy of Sciences (Bengaluru), the Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi), and The National Academy of Sciences, India (Prayagraj).
  2. Guide means a person from the list of scientists/faculty approved by the Academies as guides.
  3. All correspondence should be addressed to:
    Ms. M S Roopashri
    Coordinator, Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Indian Academy of Sciences
    CV Raman Avenue, near Mekhri Circle
    Sadashivanagar
    Bengaluru 560 080
    Tel. (080) 2266 1202, 2266 1222, 2266 1221, Email: sumfel@ias.ac.in Website: www.ias.ac.in

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