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What you can do next summer

December 15, 2010

In an effort to give science undergraduate (and  masters) students in the country a first-hand experience of scientific research, the three science Academies,

The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore,

The Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi,


The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

have come together to offer students and teachers in the country the

Summer Research Fellowship Programme 2011.

The three national Science Academies offer several two-month Summer Fellowships to enable students/teachers to work with scientists associated with the three Academies during 2011. Attached is a list of those scientists who have consented to guide students/teachers to work on short-term projects.

Applications are invited from interested students and teachers from all universities and colleges affiliated to UGC/AICTE/MCI/Accredited Institutions of State Universities for these Fellowships. The application should include: (a) a brief resume of the applicant (in the prescribed format);  (b) a write-up (in about 250 words) as to what  the applicant wants to learn and achieve;  (c) the guide with whom the applicant would like to work. Student applicants should include a recommendation letter from a teacher (in the prescribed format) familiar with their work, in a sealed envelope. The selected candidate may work in consultation with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.

Applications should be submitted online through one of the websites, or;

However a copy of the application together with enclosures must be sent by speed post (within 7 days) to

The Coordinator,

Science Education Programme,

Indian Academy of Sciences,

C.V. Raman Avenue, Near Mekri Circle

Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080.


The registration number assigned soon after online submission must be quoted both in the hard copy of the application to be sent and in the letter of recommendation to be forwarded by the teacher in the case of student applicants.

The last date for receipt of applications is 31 December 2010.

Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched by early March 2011. Selected students/teachers will be provided appropriate round trip train fare and a monthly fellowship to meet their living expenses at the place of work.

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