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SRFP 2019 - Summer Research Fellowship Program by JNCASR

Last date to apply

30 November 2018

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About SRFP 2019

SRFP 2018 (Summer Research Fellowship Program) is supported by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) to offer summer fellowships for two months to the bright undergraduate and MSc students studying in India. The SRFP programme is also open for teachers. Candidates can fill online SRFP online application form by 30 November 2018. Selected candidates have to indicate their acceptance within 15 days or else the offer will stand cancelled and will go to the next person on the waiting list. The selected candidate should work with the assigned guide for two months at any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.

This is the SRFP 2019 application for three Academies

  1. SRFP IAS - Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
  2. SRFP INSA - Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  3. SRFP NASI - The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad 

SRFP 2019 - Research Areas


Research Area Sub Research Area
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic Physics, Lasers and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Relativity and Cosmology
  • algebra, group theory, representation theory, algebraic geometry
  • combinatorics
  • control theory, optimization, operations research
  • differential equations, dynamical systems, mathematical physics
  • geometry, topology
  • number theory, coding theory
  • probability, statistics, financial mathematics
  • real and complex analysis, functional analysis, harmonic analysis
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Atmospheric
  • Earth Sciences
  • Oceanic
  • Solar System
Engineering including Computer Science
  • Aeronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Management Sciences
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy/Materials Engg
  • Others
  • Others, specify
Life Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Microbial Sciences
  • Others1
  • Plant Sciences
  • Others, specify


SRFP 2019 Dates




Online Application Begins

Mid September 2018

Last date for downloading application form

30 November 2018

Date of Intimation of selected candidates

February / March 2019


SRFP 2019 Stipend Amount

The students are also offered a reward to the candidates get selected for the Summer Research Fellowship Programme. The students selected for this programme will be placed with a scientist. They will be provided with the following as per the centre's norms

  • The stipend of Rs.6000 per month for 2 continuous months
  • Travel Support
  • SRFP Certificate

SRFP 2019 Courses Eligible

  • BS / BSc / BVSc (II year only)
  • BPharm (III and IV years only)
  • BE / BTech / BCA (II and III years only)
  • BArch(II, III and IV years only)
  • MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharm (I year only)
  • ME / MTech / MCA / MArch (I year only)
  • (5-year integrated) MS / MSc /MTech / MBBS (II, III, IV years only)
  • PharmD (III, IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BTech + MTech (II/, III, IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BE + MSc (II, III, IV years only)
  • (dual degree) BS + MS (II, III, IV years only)
  • Integrated PhD (I, II years only)
  • MSc Tech (I, II years only)

SRFP 2019 Application Form

Candidates have to fill the application form to apply for SRFP (Summer Research Fellowship Program). The application process for the SRFP has been started and the candidates willing to apply for this programme have to fill the form on or before the due date. The last date for filling online form is 30 November 2018. The candidates who have already applied and completed this programme earlier are not needed to apply. 

Click here to fill online SRFP Application Firm

SRFP 2019 Write Up 

The applicant should include a write-up (in about 150–250 words) as to the specific area of the applicant and indicate what he/she would like to learn and achieve through this fellowship. It can also include the specific experiment or theory that the applicant wants to work on but NOT a general description of the area. The write-up should not be a "copy and paste" job from any source.

Documents to be uploaded with the SRFP 2019 Online Application Form

Scanned copies of mark sheets in JPG format (not exceeding 700KB for each) must be uploaded just after submission of the application online.

SRFP 2019 Recommendation Letter

Student applicants must upload the contact details of one of their present teachers or the Head of the Department (HoD). The Academy will get in touch with the teacher and obtain the recommendation letter.

Submission of Online Application Form

The candidates have to fil the online SRFP 2019 application form but need not send that to the official body. The candidate must ensure that they keep the hard copy of the filled in application form with them for future reference.

Acceptance of SRFP 2019 offer within 15 days 

  • Selected candidates have to indicate their acceptance within 15 days or else the offer will stand cancelled and will go to the next person on the waiting list.
  • If the candidate accepts the offer initially and then fails to join the programme, he/she is denying the waitlisted candidate an opportunity to avail the fellowship.
  • The candidate cannot accept more than one offer at the same time.
  • Selected candidates will undertake to work at the institution they are placed for a minimum uninterrupted period of 2 months.
  • SRFP Certificates will be issued only to candidates who complete a mandatory training period of 2 months.

SRFP 2019 Selected Students List

The SRFP selected students list for all three academies will be released in February or March 2019. The selection list will include the names of the students and Teachers who have been selected for the SRFP 2019 Programme.

The SRFP 2019 Selection List will be compiled on following basis

  1. SRFP Online Application
  2. Mark Sheets of Previous Years
  3. Write Up submitted for Selection
  4. Recommendation Letter

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SRFP 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age  No Age Limit

SRFP 2019 Eligibility for Students

  • Class 10 and 12 - Candidates must have completed their Class 10 & 12 examinations or equivalent with the minimum score of 80% and those who completed their graduation and post-graduation with the minimum division of First Class are eligible.
  • Graduation - Candidates who are studying in 1st and 2nd year of B.Sc., 1st, 2nd & 3rd year of B.S., 1st, 2nd & 3rd year of B.E./ B.Tech, 1st year of M.Sc., and 1st-3rd year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply for Life Sciences.
  • Those candidates who are studying in 2nd and 3rd year of B.Sc., 2nd, 3rd & 4th year of B.S., 2nd, 3rd & 4th year of B.E./ B.Tech, 1st year of M.Sc., and 1st-3rd year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply for Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Candidate presently 4th year of BS-MS, 1st year of M.Sc. and 4th year of Int. M.Sc. can apply for Materials Sciences and Chemical Sciences.

SRFP 2019 Eligibility for Teachers

  • Teachers must be teaching in a College/University.
  • The minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from class 10 up to post-graduation (whichever years completed) should be 65% or above for students. The minimum Percentage of average marks does not apply for teachers.
  • PhD student is not eligible.
  • Applicants who have availed the Academies fellowship twice before are not eligible to apply.

SRFP 2019 Contact Details

Coordinator, Summer Research Fellowship Programme
Indian Academy of Sciences
CV Raman Avenue, near Mekhri Circle
Bengaluru 560 080

Phone: (080) 2266 1207, 2266 1202, 2266 1221

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