APPCB Research Fellowship Scheme 2017
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The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), driven by the vision to foster
economic growth with efficient environmental management, proposes to introduce a
scheme for financial support to postgraduate students for doing PhD in the field of
environmental Science and Engineering. These candidates can obtain knowledge,
co‐operation, guidance or orientation on various subjects related to technical, scientific,
legal, etc on environment problems with the help of experienced
Professors/Researchers. The Board has, therefore, decided to launch a scheme to
encourage such candidates undertaking Research and Development in the field of
environment relevant to the state of Andhra Pradesh through Ph.D. with board financial
The objective of this program is to acquire benefit of research for the Board, and
betterment of the State through the students exploring in the environmental field. In this
regard, the APPCB- Ph.D Fellowship will identify motivated young talented researchers
and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of Environmental Science
The applicant should be an Indian citizen and hold a master’s degree in Science / Engineering from a recognized University. The applicant should have qualified UGC -NET or GATE or APSLET. The upper age limit for the fellowship is 25 years at the time of the submission of application. Age relaxation of 5 years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST and 3 years for OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.
Nature & Duration of Support:
The fellowship is tenable only in AP and in common capital Hyderabad and can be
implemented in any of the government academic institutions, institutes of national
importance and other recognized government R & D institutions located in the state of
Andhra Pradesh or National Research Organizations/ Institutions located in common
capital Hyderabad . The host institution should provide necessary administrative and
infrastructural support. The fellowship is purely a temporary assignment and is tenable
initially for a period of 3 years. In exceptional cases, depending on the progress of
research, the fellowship can be extended for 6 months. There is no provision to extend
the tenure beyond three years except in exceptional cases.
The fellows will be entitled to receive the grants as given below:
1. Fellowship: As per rules of JRF prescribed by Department of Science and Technology, CSIR, Government of India (Rs. 25,000/- +HRA per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000/- +HRA per month for third year).
2. Contingency Grant Rs. 25,000/- per annum
Contingency grant can be used for consumables, typing, stationery, photography,
training, visit, participating in conferences within or outside the State. The fellows are
not eligible to receive any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental
source during the tenure of the fellowship. However, they are eligible to receive any cash
awards in the form of honorarium during the course of study in recognition of their research work.
Selection & Mode of Application:
The application form along with detailed CV of the candidate, certificate from the guide
(Annexure-II) and format for guide (Annexure-III) should be submitted to the Member
The applicant must identify a suitable Mentor under whom the proposed research would
be carried out.
The selection will be based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee that will be
constituted by the APPCB. If required, the applicants may be called for personal
Application Deadline – 20th December 2017
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