Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NCSTC Rajat Jayanti Science Communicator Fellowship 2009

Rajat Jayanti Vigyan Sancharak Fellowship

Proposals are invited for twenty Rajat Jayanti Vigyan Sancharak Fellowships instituted by Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Pradyogiki Sanchar Parishad, Department of Science & Technology. The Fellowship recognizes Science Communicators with uniformly brilliant academic record and field work. It also supports innovative Science Communication efforts in selected scientific institutions/universities/S&T based voluntary organizations under the guidance of a senior science communicator.

The candidates below 35 years on 31.12.2009 (relaxable by 5 years for Women) must possess a graduation or higher degree in science, engineering, medical science, agriculture, information technology, mass communication etc. from a recognized university.

The duration of the fellowship will be for one year and will comprise honorarium of Rs. 12000/- per month (16000/- in case of a Ph.D) and an annual contingency of Rs. 30000/- and travel grant of Rs. 15000/-. Mentors will receive Rs. 20000/- in a year. Applicants are requested to carefully study Annexure I-V before submitting the proposal.

The selection will be made by a committee of experts and decision of DST will be final.

Send Your Proposal and supporting documents to:

Head (RVPSP), Department of Science & Technology

Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110016

Email sanuj[at], ahujas[at]

Phone: 011-26866675

Last date for receiving completed applications is 15th April 2009.

Illustrative list of projects ideas

  • Impact assessment of science outreach programmes developing and using innovative instruments.
  • Developing and testing scripts for biodiversity, street theater for raising awareness on health, sanitation, water, etc.
  • Developing modules for trainers in use of low-cost learning/teaching aids for high school science teachers.
  • Developing strategies for promoting innovation among school teachers/students.
  • Comparative study on effectiveness of different means of communication
  • Developing and updating website on popular science.

For More Details and Application Form visit:

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