Updated Jan, 2016

The Campus Fellows Program is targeted at postdoctoral scientists of exceptional talent, and provides them broad independence and support to carry out their research in a host laboratory at NCBS or inStem. Fellows are expected to drive new research directions in their host laboratories, and to establish themselves as independent scientists.

Campus Fellows are appointed for a period not to exceed 4 years, contingent on successful annual review every year. The Fellowship provides a consolidated salary of Rs. 90,000 per month as well as campus housing. The program is flexible: Fellows may choose to hold a part of their Fellowship off-campus for collaborative work and training relevant to their program of research. During their tenure, Fellows are also eligible to apply for external competitive awards.

Your full application package as a single collated PDF should consist of the following:

  • Your latest CV

  • A research proposal with detailed plans and timelines of the project, developed in close collaboration with your proposed host. The length should not be more than 4-5 pages including references.

  • PDF versions of 1 to 3 first-author publications.

In addition, we require the following: -

Candidates should not have more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Fellows must be sponsored by a local host who is a member of NCBS/inStem Faculty.

There are two calls each year. This is the first call in 2019, full applications must be received by the Academic Office (acadoffice@ncbs.res.in) by 31st March 2019. Short-listed candidates will have to present their research proposal and will be interviewed by the panel in the first week of May 2019. Decisions will be announced within 2 weeks of the interviews.

The next call will be in August, 2019.

Please write to acadoffice@ncbs.res.in for any queries related to this program.