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Chandrasekhar Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Category :
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Research Areas :
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Fellowship Provided by :
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Provided to :
Bright candidates with outstanding academic credentials

Indian Institute of Astrophysics offers Chandrasekhar Post-Doctoral Fellowships in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics for bright candidates with outstanding academic credentials.

Scholarship details

The fellowship is given for a period of two years with a possibility of an extension for one more year. The monthly stipend is Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 55,000/- for candidates with up to 2 years post-doctoral experience and Rs. Rs.55,000/- to 60,000/- for those with more than 2 years experience. Chandra Fellows would be entitled to an annual contingency grant of Rs. 2,00,000/-, as well as to housing, medical and other benefits in accordance with the rules of the institute. Travel support by economy air fare will be available at the time of taking up the assignment. Chandra Fellows may choose their own research topics or collaborate with groups or individuals in the institute.


The eligibility criteria to the Chandrasekhar Postdoctoral Fellowships program are :

Application & Selection Procedure

Applications should be submitted by post and also via e-mail. Application may be submitted any time of the year by E-mail along with curriculum vitae, list of publications, research proposal and names and addresses of five referees. Processing of the applications takes about three months.

Application along with a curriculum vitae, list of publications, names and addresses of five referees and a research proposal may be submitted by E-mail : The applications may be submitted any time of the year. Processing of the applications takes about three months. For more details, visit the institute’s website.

Selected candidates, as post doctoral fellows, are expected to work in close collaboration with members of the research groups at the institute and are also encouraged to carry out independent research.

Application Deadline

The applications shall be considered thrice a year, with deadlines for applications fixed at  December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30.

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Programme
Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Bangalore - 560034
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