Some aspiring scientists who have finished a PhD program or are close to finishing it from a reputable university, may want to spend some time to gain more experience in research, academic publishing, and grant writing. For such people, a postdoctoral stint of a few years gives a protected time without taking on the responsibilities of being a faculty member (such as teaching and administrative work). Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors and shape their project proposals. Opportunities for funding include Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) and specific projects under various faculty members that may advertise funding for postdocs from time to time.
• Fresh PhD with no post-PhD experience Rs. 65,000/- p.m.
• PhD + 1 year of post-PhD experience Rs. 68,000/-p.m
• PhD + 2 years of post-PhD experience Rs. 71,000/-p.m.
• Non-lapsable contingency grant Rs. 15,000/year