Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Gandhinagar Early-Career Fellowship for Young Scholars  

Fellowship Research in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • India, India
  • Apply Before : June 7, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 146166
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study All
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

Applications are now open for the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Early-Career Fellowship (IITGN-ECF) 2021. The fellowship provides young scientists/researchers with the opportunity to work on amazing challenges or research problems in an innovative and interdisciplinary ecosystem. The institute provides this fellowship program to young scholars with an outstanding background whose dream is to work in an interdisciplinary scholarly environment. If you are one of them, this is right for you

Details of the fellowship

Deadline: 7 June 2021

Awarding institution: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Gandhinagar

Location: India

Duration: two years

Level: Doctoral

Fields of work: Any


The fellowship includes:

  • 1,00,000 /month (Rs. 90,000/- plus Rs 10,000/- HRA).
  • A professional development fund worth up to Rs. 2.00 Lakh/year will be offered that also supports international travel for attending conferences, workshops, training programs, etc.
  • Fellows will have the chance to submit individual proposals for funds to organize seminars, workshops etc.
  • In addition, fellows in the program will enjoy access not only to their allocated department but to the whole research infrastructure and facility of the Institute, which rewards interdisciplinarity.
  • Providing the possibility of extraordinary personal and professional development, IITGN-ECF will prepare you for an independent futuristic academic career.

Fellows’ responsibility

  • Fellows will work with an IITGN faculty member on a clearly identified research problem that could result in a significant scholarly contribution through scholarly publications.
  • Fellows are also expected to involve in teaching, supervising student projects, performing scholarly activities, and attending international workshops.
  •  The fellowship will prepare fellows to be a prominent scholar and an academic leader for tomorrow.

Eligibility criteria

  • The fellowship is available to scholars both from Indian and foreign nationalities.
  • Candidates should have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation compete at an Indian university on or after 1st January 2020 and their research work should be of high ranking with supporting scientific publications.
  • Those who have handed in their Ph.D. thesis or are expected to and in the months before the closing date are also eligible to apply.

How to apply?

Applicants can apply online by filling in the application form.

Apply Online

Applicants may choose any discipline but submit only ONE application.

Application materials

  • Candidates have to provide these documents in their applications:
  • A research proposal in a recommended format in collaboration with a faculty member at the institute outlining their research and professional objectives of the fellowship. This must be confirmed by the proposed faculty member.
  • A personal statement
  • Candidates from IITGN can apply to work with a faculty member other than their PhD supervisor on a topic of their mutual interest.
  • Names and contact details of THREE references who would confirm their eligibility and potential for the fellowship

For information about the program, contact

You may visit the official link on the website of IITGN to get more information.

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