Summer Research Fellowships
Programme 2010 (SRFP 2010)
The Centre offers summer fellowships for two months to bright
undergraduate and MSc students (renewable for a second year for selected
students). This programme has proved to be popular and competitive; each year,
about 5000 students from all over India apply for the 120 fellowships awarded.
Fifty fellowships are supported by the Department of Science & Technology,
Government of India, fifteen by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary
Studies, New Delhi, and the rest by the Centre. Students are placed with
research groups at the Centre or with scientists else where in India. They are
paid travel expenses and a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000. Selected students get
the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research, and several summer
projects have led to publications in leading journals. A random sample of
projects pursued in past years is: Preparation of La0.5Sr0.5Co03 by Sol-Gel spin
coating method; Study of correlated response to selection on faster development
and early reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster; A study of the chaotic nature
of flow in the neighborhood of vortices; Statistical analysis of fatal mining
accidents in eight companies of Coal India Ltd. Many of the summer students of
past years have gone on to pursue graduate studies and a research career, at the
JNCASR or at another leading university.
Life Sciences: Infectious and non-infectious
diseases, bioinformatics, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular
biology, genetics, life-history evolution, immunology, circadian biology, animal
behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution,
Material Sciences: Including Nano Sciences,
energy and green materials.
Chemical Sciences: Solid state chemistry,
theoretical/computational chemistry, inorganic, physical, organic chemistry.
Physical Sciences:Condensed matter theory
and experiment, statistical physics, semiconductor materials physics,
biophysics, nano physics, polymer physics, organic electronics, computational
material science, soft matter.
Engineering Sciences:Theoretical and
computational fluid dynamics, flow of complex fluids, granular media,
experimental fluid mechanics, thermal science, chemical engineering and physical
metallurgy, non-linear dynamics including planetary dynamics.
Mathematics: Fundamental Groups, Simplicial
Homology and Triangulations.
Atmospheric Sciences: Atmospheric boundary
layer, near-surface environment, radiation, solar-terrestrial relations, monsoon
Eligibility for applying:
Academic requirements: * Students who have secured not less
than 80% (science and maths subjects only) in their 10th , 12th(10 +2) and not
less than first class in graduation and post graduation(if applicable).
Only students presently studying in I and II year of B.Sc.,
I, II and III year of B.E / B.Tech. / B.V.Sc./ MBBS / B.Pharm., I year of M.Sc.
and I - IV year of Integrated M.Sc with the above mentioned academic
requirements should apply.
The students selected under this programme are placed with
scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 months with a stipend of
Rs. 5000 /- p.m and travel support as per Govt. of India norms.
Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded
http://www.jncasr.ac.in/srfp.php or may be obtained by writing to the
address mentioned below with a self-addressed envelope of 16x25 cms with stamp
of Rs. 10/-
*Those not fulfilling the criteria are advised
not to apply.
About 15 students will be chosen as Rajiv Gandhi Science
Talent Research Fellows based on the completed project reports Only selected
candidates will be intimated by 31st March-2010 and the list
will also be available on the web site.
The Assistant Coordinator
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.