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Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Govt. of India has announced Rajat Jayanti Vigyan Sancharak Fellowship 2011-12 (RJVSF). Applications are invited by the above institution for the grant of Rajat Jayanti Vigyan Sancharak Fellowships. The RJVSF fellowship scheme recognizes Science Communicators with consistent and brilliant academic record. The fellowship supports innovative work in selected scientific institutions, universities and also Science and Technology based voluntary organizations. Following are other details of the RJVSF 2011-12.

Rajat Jayanti Vigyan Sancharak Fellowship: 20 Fellowships. These are full time fellowships and those selected for the fellowships cannot be taken up with any other assignment. The candidates age should be below 35 years as on 31st December 2011. Age is relaxable by five years for women candidates. Candidates should possess a Graduation or Higher degree in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Medical Science, Agriculture, Information Technology, Mass Communication, etc.

The duration of the fellowship will be for 1 year and the amount will comprise a Stipend of Rs.12,000/- per month (Rs.16,000/- in case of a Ph.D. holders) along with an annual contingency of Rs.30,000/- and travel grant of Rs.15,000/-. Mentors will get an Honorarium of Rs.20,000/- in a year.

Interested candidates can download application format from the website at http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new11/RJVSF_2011.pdf . Candidates are requested to carefully study all the guidelines before submitting the fellowship proposal. The selection of the candidates will be made by a Committee of experts and decision of DST will be final in this regard. Last date for the receipt of filled in applications is 30th September 2011. Address to send applications: Head (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110016.

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