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Organisation : Department of Science and Technology
Scholarship Name : CSRI Post Doctoral Fellowships 2021
Applicable For : Ph.D Degree Students
Last Date : 15.02.2021
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DST CSRI Post Doctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for CSRI Post Doctoral Fellowships 2021

Programme Schedule

Department invites Individual Project Proposals and application for Post Doctoral Fellowship once in a year through advertisement in all leading Newspapers and DST website.

Mega projects for intensified research in particular area are supported under top-down approach in discussion with DST and stakeholders. Proposals for conducting Schools /Conferences are open throughout the year and considered on request.


Applicants holding a Ph.D Degree in Science, Engineering and allied areas of Cognitive Science are eligible for CSRI-PDF. Those who have submitted Ph.D thesis are also eligible to apply. Applicants having permanent position are not eligible.

Age : 40 years maximum.
Project duration : The fellowship is tenable for two (2) years.

Fellowship Amount

Fellowship of Rs. 55,000/- per month along with House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per GOI norms and research contingency grant of Rs. 2.00 lakh per year.

How to Apply?

Proposals may be submitted at e-PMS ( under KIRAN Division in prescribed format of ‘CSRI-Individual Research Proposal’ or ‘CSRI-Multi-Centric Proposal’ or ‘CSRI-PDF’ which is available at e-PMS and at DST website. There is no need to submit hardcopies.

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Last Date

Last Date of Proposal Submission in all the Components 15 February 2021

Individual Research Proposal

Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI) is a unique program of Department of Science and Technology (DST) which aimed to revolutionize research in various fields such as,

a) Nature and origin of mental disorders of psychological, social and neuro-chemical origin
b) Design of better learning tools and educational paradigms; and

c) Design of better cognition based software technologies and devices, among others.
Proposals in the following thrust areas with focus on translational research are invited:

Thrust Areas :
Cognitive Science Research Initiative is an interdisciplinary research programme that incorporate proposals from multifaceted areas like emotions, language, memory, visual perception and cognition, thinking & reasoning, social cognition, decision making, artificial intelligence, computational modeling of cognitive processes, psychology, cognitive development and other important components derived from work in neurosciences, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, etc.

Who Can Apply :
Scientists/academicians with research background in Cognitive Science and having regular position are invited to submit research proposals in above mentioned areas under CSRI.

Project Duration :
The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years.


For further details and queries, kindly contact Dr. Vandana Singh, Officer-in-charge, Cognitive Science Research Initiative, KIRAN Division, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi preferably at email (vandana.singh [AT]

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