Applications invited for Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF)

Applications invited for Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF)

Organization: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences

Apply By: 30 Apr 2019

Fellowship title: Applications invited for Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF)

Deadline: 30th April 2019

The Institute:

Situated adjacent to the picturesque hill town of Nainital, ARIES (an acronym of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences ) is one of the leading research Institutes which specializes in observational Astronomy & Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences. The main research interests of Astronomy & Astrophysics division are in solar, planetary, stellar, galactic and extra-galactic astronomy including stellar variabilities, X-ray binaries, star clusters, nearby galaxies, quasars, and inherently transient events like supernovae and highly energetic gammaray bursts. Research focus in Atmospheric Sciences division is mainly in the lower part of the atmosphere and covers the studies on aerosols and trace gases. Moreover, to strengthen the scientific contribution

Applications are invited for two positions of "Aryabhatta Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APDF)".  Candidates with outstanding academic records are encouraged to apply. Applications are received throughout the year and selection will be made four times in a year.


Ph.D. degree awarded from a duly recognized University/Institute in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics / Atmospheric Sciences.


Should not be more than 32 years on the last date of submission of application.


Rs. 75000/-per month consolidated. (Applicable taxes as per Govt.of India norms)


Indian citizens including people with NRI/PIO status as well as foreign nationals.


Initially for two years, extendable to one more year after a successful review.

Research Grant: Rs.5.0 lakhs per year

Travel Grant:

Candidates will be provided economy class airfare to join the position. Foreign nationals/NRIs will also be provided to return airfare. Additionally, a travel grant of Rs. 2.0 lakhs (for the complete tenure) is available for nationals/International conferences.


Interested candidates may send their application CV, the brief summary of Ph. D. work (not exceeding 1 page) a research proposal (not exceeding 2 pages) using ARIES facilities and name of five researchers (one must be his/her thesis supervisor) who can provide a recommendation letter for the candidate to directoraries@aries.res.in. It is expected that the research proposal to be relevant to the research at ARIES.

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