KSCSTE Back To Lab Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme

KSCSTE Back-To-Lab Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme


The “Back-to-Lab” programme of Women Scientists Division offers Research and Post-Doctoral Fellowship to women who have break in their career, to facilitate their re-entry in science research. The fellowship is provided normally for a period of 2 years. The scheme is open to unemployed women who are permanent residents of Kerala and qualified with Ph.D. in Science or Engineering.


  • The scheme offers Post-doctoral fellowship of 45,000/-+ 10 % HRA p.m. along with an annual contingency grant of Rs.75,000/-.
  • Duration of the Fellowship is limited to maximum 2 years


  • Only women candidates are eligible to apply
  • Applicant should be a Permanent Resident of Kerala.
  • Applicant should be unemployed and should be under career-break due to family commitments or other related matters, at the time of application.
  • Applicant should not receiving any emoluments from any source at the time of application.
  • Those who have availed KSCSTE Back-to-Lab Fellowship earlier for their Ph.D programme are not eligible to apply.
  • Age limit: 40 years – as on the date of application, relaxable for 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST
  • Applicant should have qualified Ph.D. as on the date of application and should have scored minimum 60% marks for post-graduation.
  • Applicant should have chosen an institution as Research Centre subject to the following.
  • The proposed Research Centre should not be the same as their Ph.D Research centre.
  • Research centre should preferably be in Kerala, [however, premier National Institutions viz.,IISER, IIT, IISc etc outside the State shall also be considered ]
  • Tenable in Government Institutions only
  • Tenable only in R&D institutions (National/State level) or University Departments.
  • Applicant should have published at least one research paper in a SCI Journal/ secured patent.
  • Those who have already availed one Post-Doctoral Fellowship from KSCSTE or elsewhere are not eligible to apply.

Important Dates:

Last date to apply : 15.03.203

How to apply:

  • To read the guidelines please click here.
  • To enter the online application portal click on apply now.


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