Earth System Sciences Organisation(ESSO) Junior Research Fellowship for Indian Students, 2017




The National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) and Earth System Sciences Organization (ESSO) is delighted to offer its Junior Research Fellowship. The fellowship is available to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research.

The aim of the fellowship is to support Indian students who want to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research in the field of frontier areas of earth system sciences.

About Sponsor

The National Centre for Earth Science Studies(NCESS) is an autonomous research centre to promote scientific and technological research and development studies in the earth sciences. NCESS pursues problems related to land, sea and atmosphere. It was instituted by the government of Kerala in 1978, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Crustal Processes, Coastal Processes, Atmospheric Processes and Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship will cover the following:

  • 25,000/- p.m. consolidated plus admissible HRA, Leave and other benefits for initial two years, and Rs. 28,000/- p.m. consolidated plus admissible HRA and other benefits during subsequent year/s subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Sufficient contingent grant for supporting field work etc. will also be provided during the tenure of the fellowship.

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in India

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in Earth System Sciences or related field with valid CSIR-UGC NET qualification for JRF.
  • The qualifications mentioned are the minimum requirements. The Institute reserves the right to short list the candidates based on their qualification, experience and publications etc.
  • This is applicable to CSIR-UGC NET-JRF qualified candidates and for candidates having

DST INSPIRE Fellowship.

  • The age limit of Applicants not exceeding 28 years as on 30.09.2015.

Nationality: Indian applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech degree.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via post:

  • Maximum five (05) years of age relaxation for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category/ women candidates/ physically handicapped persons, and three (03) years for the candidates belonging to the OBC category will be allowed. To avail the age relaxation attested copies of caste certificates MUST be attached to the application form.
  • The prescribed application format for the positions of JRF can be downloaded from the website. Interested candidates should submit an ink signed copy of application on the prescribed form only, failing which the application will be liable to be rejected.
  • Attested copies in support of educational qualifications, experience etc. MUST be submitted with the application.
  • In case of SC/ST/OBC category students attested copy of caste certificate MUST be enclosed with the application.
  • All applications should mention e-mail id and contact telephone number of the applicant.
  • Completed applications along with enclosures should be sent to the Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695011.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The applications will be received throughout the year.

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