Part of the AORC component of the INSPIRE programme, the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme offers research fellowships to postdoctoral researchers, and provides an opportunity for independent research in the near term and emerge as a future leader in science & technology, through contractual and tenure track positions in both basic and applied sciences.
• Indian citizens and people of Indian origin including NRI/PIO status with PhD in science, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, medicine, or agriculture related subjects from any recognized university in the world
• Those who have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting award of the degree (Award will be conveyed only after confirmation of the PhD degree)
• Fellowship of ₹1,25,000 per month at the time of entry with ₹2000 increment every year
• Research grant of ₹35 lakhs for 5 years (at the rate of ₹7 lakhs per year)
The INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years and no further extension will be given.
Calls for applications are advertised two times in a year i.e. January and July in major newspapers.