Indian Oil Deakin University Research Fellowship 2017


The Indian Oil Corporation Limited-R&D Centre, India and Deakin University, Australia, are inviting applications for two Indian Oil – Deakin University Research Fellowships and two IOC-DBT–Deakin Fellowships to work in areas of Lubricant Technology (1 vacancy), Tribology (1 vacancy) and Biotechnology (2 Vacancies)


The aim of the Vice Chancellor Meritorious Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from India


Applicants must have master degree from a recognized Indian University in Chemistry (Organic/ Inorganic/ Physical), Nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineering or Tribology


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Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research program


Research Areas: Fellowships are available to work in areas of Nanotechnology, Lubricant Technology and Tribology

Number of Fellowships: 04


About the Fellowship

The PhD Research Programme is available on a full-time basis.Selected candidates will have to work under supervision of minimum two research guides.

The guide from DU is the thesis supervisor (Principal Supervisor) as per DU degree requirements and a guide from IOC R&D (Lead Supervisor) will be overseeing the research in collaboration with the thesis supervisor during the research period in India.

Selected candidates will register for PhD at Deakin University, Australia and fulfil the requirements for PhD degree


Fellowship Value

Two years as JRF and Two Years as SRF

HRA will be provided @ 30% of the fellowship amount.

The candidate will get an opportunity to travel to Australia (Deakin University) for a period of 6 months during the program duration of 4 years.

DU will pay the costs of one return airfare and arrange boarding and lodging for this research visit.



Selected Fellow will be required to apply for a valid Indian passport, procure required overseas insurance, health insurance, and bear other expenses.



Candidates must hold Master’s degree from a recognized university in India in Chemistry (Organic/ Inorganic/ Physical/ Analytical) for Lubricant Technology area; in Mechanical Engineering or Tribology for Tribology area; in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology for Biotechnology area

Applicant must have completed the award of Master’s Degree by 31st July, 2017 including Master’s Thesis

Applicant must have scored first class in Graduation and Post-graduation level (65% or above marks in the final exams or equivalent CGPA)

Applicants with Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Microbiology must have valid CSIR/UGC NET-JRF qualification

Applicants with Master’s Degree holders in Mechanical Engineering or Tribology and Biotechnology may apply directly for the fellowship without NET qualification.

Applicants must possess eligible English Proficient Scores (i.e. TOEFL/ IELTS/ CPE/ CAE/ PTE or OET) will be preferred. For IELTS an overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 is required.


Age Limit

Applicant must not exceed 28 years as on 30th April 2017, which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ VH and Female Students as per CSIR guidelines



Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria (listed below) should send their applications along with self-attested photocopies of their educational qualifications and one- page write-up about their interest in applying for this Fellowship in the prescribed proforma available on the website


Completed typed/computer printed application forms along with Bio-data should be sent to the following address: Ms. Gayathri Vedanarayanan; Manager; Research Partnerships (India), Deakin University, Australia, Unit 203, Square One, Saket District Place, Saket, New Delhi-110017; Email: [email protected]


Important Dates


Last date to submit applications 15th November 2017


Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University, Australia & Indian Oil Corporation Limited Research & Development Centre Sector-13, Faridabad-121007
Ms. Gayathri Vedanarayanan Manager – Research Partnerships (India) Deakin University, Australia Unit 203, Square One, Saket District Place, Saket, New Delhi-110017, Email: [email protected], Website