Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched IIT Gandhinagar Early-Career Fellowship (IITGN-ECF) for recent doctorates from all areas of engineering, sciences as well as humanities and social sciences.
The fellowship strives to empower exceptional researchers and thought leaders in pursuing their long-term research and academic aspirations.
Scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree from an institution in India after July 01, 2019, with an outstanding academic track record, are eligible to apply for IITGN-ECF by July 31, 2020. The candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis this year can also apply for the fellowship.
Under IITGN-ECF, the young scholars will get the opportunity to work with IITGN faculty members on exciting research problems and transformative projects that lead to significant research contributions. Fellows will also engage in other scholarly activities such as teaching a course or guiding undergraduate & postgraduate students on their projects and attending international workshops.
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IITGN director Sudhir K Jain said, “India has huge research talent and this needs to be channelised constructively by providing them the right opportunities and encouragement in their pursuit of excellence. IITGN has always believed in the capabilities of young scholars. With IITGN-ECF, we want to provide an additional avenue to talented and recent doctorates and prepare them to be an academic leader for tomorrow.”
Fellows in the program will have access not only to their assigned discipline, but to the entire research infrastructure and facility of the Institute, which offers opportunities for growth and networking in a creative and interdisciplinary ecosystem. ECF fellows will get a fellowship of Rs 1 lakh per month and a professional development grant of up to Rs 2 lakh per year.