Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Every year, NBHM offers Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) to selected young mathematicians who have completed their Ph.D. degree in mathematics. The NBHM PDFs are intended for mathematicians below the age of 35 who have a doctoral degree or equivalent published research work. Persons who have submitted their dissertations for a Ph.D. degree are also eligible to apply.
A candidate can apply for the award of 'NBHM PDF' any time to NBHM Office through Email: &
However, applications will be considered twice a year with STRICT deadlines of June 15, and December 15 of the year. Proposal received beyond deadline will be considered for the subsequent batch.
The application should consist of:

  • A duly filled NBHM Post Doctoral Fellow Application Summary Form,
  • Synopsis of the thesis, and/or related work (maximum two pages),
  • List of journal publication/s' link (including communicated/accepted) may be sent to NBHM Office through email. No hardcopy of the application is required.
  • Recommendations may be sent directly to NBHM office by email.
  • The fellowship is tenable for two years in the first instance, and is extendable for a third year after a review by NBHM. Years are to be counted from the date of joining. The Fellowship normally commences from 1st of a calendar month.
    NBHM Post-doctoral Fellowship consists of the following:
    1. The Postdoctoral Fellowship will be fixed at one of the three levels (Rs.47,000/- OR 49,000/- OR Rs.54,000/- per month) depending upon the conditions met by the candidate and this shall remain constant throughout the tenure.
    2. Contingency Grant is Rs.40,000/- per annum. The Contingency Grant can be utilized for the following: • Purchase of books and stationery items. Books purchased by the scholar, from the contingency grant, are allowed to be retained by him/her. • Photographic materials for research work, • Computation charges • Reprints / offprints of research papers. • Stationery and postal charges. • Typing of research papers. • Registration fee for attending conferences in India and abroad. • Any other purpose specifically authorised by the NBHM / DAE. The Contingency Grant cannot be utilized for: • Foreign Travel or other expenses for Visit Abroad • Stationary items such as - Pens, Pencils, Folders, File Covers, Carbon Papers, etc. and Furniture items. N.B.: No expenditure can be incurred for purchase of furniture and office equipment 3. House Rent Allowance is admissible as per central government rules. 4. Reader Allowance of Rs.2,000/- per month (for visually handicapped persons only). The Post Doctoral Fellow should be provided hostel/subsidised accommodation wherever available. Where this is not possible, house rent allowance as per government norms will be paid on the basis of a certificate by the competent authority (from the institution) as to non-availability of hostel / subsidised accommodation.