ESSO-NCESS announce Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2017


The National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) and Earth System Sciences Organization (ESSO) invites applications from eligible aspirants to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research 2017


The aim of the fellowship is to support Indian students who want to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral research in the field of frontier areas of earth system sciences


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The National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) is an autonomous research centre to promote scientific and technological research and development studies in the earth sciences. NCESS pursues problems related to land, sea and atmosphere

It was instituted by the government of Kerala in 1978, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship – (a) 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in Earth System Sciences or related field with valid CSIR-UGC NET qualification for JRF

This is applicable to CSIR-UGC NET-JRF qualified candidates and for candidates having DST INSPIRE Fellowship

The age limit of Applicants not exceeding 28 years as on 30th September 2015

Indian applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship

The qualifications mentioned are the minimum requirements. The Institute reserves the right to short list the candidates based on their qualification, experience and publications etc.



Rs.25000/- p.m. consolidated plus admissible HRA, Leave and other benefits for initial two years, and Rs.28000/- p.m. consolidated plus admissible HRA and other benefits during subsequent year/s subject to satisfactory performance

Sufficient contingent grant for supporting field work etc. will also be provided during the tenure of the fellowship


Tenure of Fellowship

Initially, the fellowship will be for a maximum period of 03 years. Continuance during this period will depend on satisfactory performance. Thereafter, the fellowship is likely to be extended for one year depending upon the performance and review of work

Extension will not be granted beyond 04 years except in exceptional cases


Registration for PhD

The selected candidates will be required to register for a Ph.D. degree after completion of the course work within a year from the date of joining. Therefore, only the candidates who are seriously motivated for doing PhDneed apply



The application can be done by post only by following these steps:

Step 1: Download the application form

Step 2: Fill in the necessary details

Step 3: Attach all the required documents

Step 4: Finally submit an ink signed copy of the application on the prescribed form only.

Step 5: Completed applications along with enclosures should be sent to: The Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695011


Date of Interview

Interviews will be held twice or thrice a year, usually after the date of declaration of NET CSIR-UGC results. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview for which they will be paid for 2nd/Sleeper Class Train/Bus fare


Application Deadline

The applications will be received throughout the year


ESSO – National Centre for Earth Science Studies

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India P.B. No. 7250 Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram-695011, Kerala, website: