The Institution of Eminence (IoE) is an initiative of the Government of India that aims to develop select universities into world-class institutions. The IoE-PDF scheme is a part of this initiative and is aimed at attracting young and motivated researchers from across the country and abroad. The scheme provides infrastructure and financial support to engage in creative, high-quality work in their discipline/area of interest.
The IoE-PDF scheme is open to candidates from UGC-recognized (public or private) institutions or institutions of national importance or from international institutions (NRI/PIO/Foreign nationals) with a degree awarded not more than three years prior to the date of announcement of this call for applications.
Candidates belonging to OBC/EWS/SC/ST/Women/PwD categories can apply if their PhD was awarded not more than five years from the date of announcement of this call for applications.
Candidates must be under the age of 30 at the time of the submission of the application. Age relaxation of up to three years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-Creamy Layer)/Women/PwD/EWS categories.
Candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting viva can also apply. A consent letter from a mentor is mandatory, and all essential documents should be submitted with the application.
The School/Department/Centre will shortlist candidates based on the following desirable qualifications:
- Preference will be given to applicants who have qualified in NET-Lectureship and all such other governmental agencies, including GATE/DST INSPIRE.
- Preference will be given to candidates with at least one publication as the first author, and the cumulative impact factor of the publications will be considered.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.
The last date to submit the applications is 08-04-2023.
Candidates can find the attached mentor’s name, specialization, and email address to contact. The School/Department/Centre will shortlist candidates based on the desirable qualifications mentioned above.
BENEFITS OF IOE-POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The IoE-PDF scheme provides young researchers with an opportunity to work under a faculty mentor from an academic unit of the University. The training provides them with a platform to grow as independent researchers and potential faculty members of high quality.
The scheme not only focuses on research but also provides opportunities for teaching responsibilities, depending on the fellow’s interest, to support and complement ongoing and/or initiate new programs in the respective academic unit as per the mandate of IoE.
The IoE-PDF scheme is an excellent opportunity for young and motivated researchers to grow and excel in their respective fields. The scheme provides financial support and infrastructure to engage in creative, high-quality work in their discipline/area of interest.
With the desirable qualifications mentioned above, candidates can enhance their chances of being shortlisted for the interview. Interested candidates can apply before the deadline and avail themselves of this opportunity to pursue their research interests.