Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment announces Post Doctoral Fellowship Program 2024, Apply Now


KSCSTE Post Doctoral Fellowship 2024 – Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram has invited application for Post Doctoral Fellowship Program 2024. Post-Doctoral Fellowships will be provided to those who possess PhD in science and engineering with high quality research publications in SCI journals. The program aims to encourage PhD holders to pursue further research and to develop career as scientist. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship can be availed for research in an institution other than the department or institute in India where the candidate has undergone PhD work.

Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of application form: 30th May 2024


Fellowship Amount

  • The scheme offers Post-doctoral fellowship of 45,000/-+ 10 % HRA p.m along with an annual contingency grant of Rs.75,000/-.
  • Duration of the Fellowship is limited to a maximum 2 years.



  • Duration of the Fellowship is limited to a maximum 2 years.


Subject area

  • Seats to be allocated evenly to the following subject categories
    • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
    • Engineering Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical, Chemical & Mathematical sciences


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be a permanent Resident of Kerala
  • Applicants should have qualified Ph.D. as on the date of application and should have scored minimum 60% marks for post-graduation.
  • Applicant should have chosen an institution as research Centre subject to the following
  • Research Centre should not be the same as Ph.D Research Centre
  • Research centre should preferably be in Kerala, [however, premier National Institutions viz., IISER, IIT, IISc etc outside the State shall also be considered ]
  • Tenable in Government Institutions only
  • Tenable only in R&D institutions (National/State level) or University Departments.
  • Applicants should have published at least one research paper in a SCI Journal/ secured patent.
  • Those who have already availed one Post-Doctoral Fellowship from KSCSTE or elsewhere are not eligible to apply.
  • Age limit : 40 years – as on 1st January 2024 (relaxed for 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST)


Application Process

  • Eligible applicants may apply online in the KSCSTE web portal for New applications 2024-25 in the following link .


Selection Process

  • Preliminary scrutiny for eligibility verification
  • Technical review by five subject experts
  • Presentation of Project Proposal in the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • meeting and recommendation by PAC
  • Execution of Agreement
  • Issue of Sanction Order and release of first installment


For more details and to apply, please visit the official website