CSIR – Nehru Science PDF (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme)

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CSIR – Nehru Science PDF (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme)

Designation/Position- CSIR – Nehru Science PDF

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India invites application for CSIR – Nehru Science PDF from eligible and interested candidates

About- “CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme” has been instituted to identify promising young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science, engineering, medicine and agriculture. The scheme aims at facilitating their transition from mentored to independent research career. CSIR intends to offer one hundred (100) such fellowships every year to promising fresh PhD holders for working in CSIR laboratories with state-of-art R&D facilities. CSIR – Nehru Science PDF

Research/Job Area- Science and Engineering

Location- CSIR Lab


  • PhD degree holders within three years of award of PhD degree, or those who have submitted PhD theses.
  • Applicants who are about to submit thesis are also eligible to apply, but their selection will be subject to the condition that they would have submitted thesis before the expiry of the validity of the award offer. Applicants should have research publications in high impact SCI journals.
  • Though CSIR Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is open to Indian nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), a certain number (up to 20%) of fellowships may be offered to foreign nationals.
  • Maximum Age Limit: 32 years, relaxable upto 5 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped and women candidates.

Other relevant information:

(i) Candidates who have worked for their PhD from a particular CSIR laboratory will not be eligible for becoming a PDF in the same CSIR laboratory under this scheme.

(ii) 20% of the fellowship amount will be paid as lump sum at the end of completion of 1st and 2nd year, respectively.

(iii) Selected candidates are expected to join within four months of effective date of award

Job/Position Description- 

Tenure: Two years and extendable for maximum one more year based on outstanding performance and recommendation from the Director of the CSIR lab where working.

Remuneration: CSIR Nehru Science Postdoctoral Fellows will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Indian Rs. 35,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible and a contingency grant of Rs. 3.0 lakh per annum. 25% of the contingency grant can be used for domestic and international travel including per diem expenses.

How to Apply- 

Please read the instructions, given at (Annexure-I), carefully before filling the Application Form. The Application Proforma is given as (Annexure-II). Application received without attestation of the Director of the Sponsoring CSIR laboratory will be rejected.

Terms and Conditions of this Schemes (Please Click)

Proforma for joining of selected candidates(Please Click)

Duly filled application should be sent to:- 
Mr. S. A. Hasan
Principal Scientist
CSIR-Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue
Pusa, New Delhi-110012

“Application for CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” should clearly be written on top of the envelope containing application form.

Last Date for Apply–  Throughout year

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