The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate the use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities.
The Foundation works in the areas of Coastal systems, Agro-biodiversity management, Biotechnology, Ecotechnology and Agriculture, Health and Nutrition. MSSRF is currently working in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.mssrf.org
Job Code: MMSSF23519
The Mina – M.S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity for young post-graduates in agriculture and related fields who wish to work on problems of sustainable development to pursue doctoral studies. The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions
Minimum Qualification and skillsets:
- Postgraduate degree in Agriculture/Animal Sciences/Botany/ Fisheries/Environmental sciences/Economics with a good academic record
- MPhil with NET is desired.
- Demonstrated interest in ‘science-society’ interface to address problems of sustainable rural and agricultural development.
Remuneration: Consolidated amount of INR 25,000/ per month(annual assessment is mandatory to continue the benefits during the fellowship period).
Duration & University: The fellowship shall be awarded to do PhD in the foundation for three years in the areas of Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Economics. Foundation is the recognized centre for the PhD program for the above three subject areas by the University of Madras. If selected one must be willing to enrol for their PhD program with the University of Madras.
Age: Aspiring candidates should be between the age group of 24-28 years with age relaxation up to three years for women candidates and SC/ST candidates.
Mode of Application: Please send CVs and statement of purpose and a short proposal on the area of interest. The application must clearly indicate “MMSSF23519” with code before the last date to the email id: email@example.com.
Last Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Location: Chennai ( with field travel to project sites)