KSCSTE Emeritus Scientist Scheme (KESS) 2016 invites application from scientists/ academicians

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment which is an autonomous body, invites applications for KSCSTE Emeritus Scientist Scheme (KESS) 2016.

The main objective is to tap knowledge and to provide support to superannuated outstanding scientists to pursue research in their respective field of specialisation, and to utilize their talents and experience.

The duration for this scheme will be 3 years and the mode of selection of any candidate will based on assessment and evaluation of the project.


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Candidates should be scientists/academicians in Kerala by birth or domicile and should have worked as a scientist/academician in reputed institutions with commendable scientific achievements.

Candidates should have published research papers in peer reviewed journal with impact factor greater than 1.

Age should not exceed 65 years as on 1st January 2016


Rs.25000/- per month for the three years with 10% HRA and annual contingency of Rs.100000/-. Assistance of a Research Fellow can be availed.

Selection Process

Based on assessment and evaluation of a proposed project

How to Apply

Eligible candidates may submit application in the prescribed format with copies of certificates, training, age, educational qualifications, achievements, publications etc. The application should contain mailing address, contact number and e-mail ID

An undertaking from Head of any of the recognized Research Centres/Departments/Institutions stating that research facilities will be extended to the Emeritus Scientist if selected or have no objection in allowing the Emeritus Scientist to carry out the programme in the institution is to be attached along with  the application

Candidate may also submit a brief profile in the prescribed format along with the application form

For details visit: www.kscste.kerala.gov.in

Important Dates

Last Date for the Receipt of the filled Application will be 31st August 2016

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram

The Head – STPD, KSCSTE, Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695004, Email: [email protected], Telephone: (0471) 2543701-05, Website www.kscste.kerala.gov.in