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Date: 23 September 2016

Fall applications are open
Deadline: 02 December 2016

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) invites applications for the ICTS-Simons postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2017-2018. This program, funded by a targeted grant to ICTS by the Simons Foundation, is aimed at attracting world-leading young researchers to ICTS as postdoctoral fellows. ICTS provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. In addition to the vibrant in-house research program, fellows will also have opportunity to interact with leading scientists from all over the world through collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the program.


Applications are invited from highly qualified young scientists with proven track record. Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, mathematics, astronomy, theoretical physical chemistry, theoretical physical biology and related fields. I ndividuals who have submitted their doctoral thesis are also encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits

The salary will Rs. 60,000 per month and the fellows can also opt for free Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance of Rs. 15,000 per month. In addition, Fellows receive health insurance, travel support up to Rs. 200,000 per year and a research grant of Rs. 200,000 per year for computing services, publications, relocation, and other direct costs. Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for additional travel and research grants offered by the national funding agencies..The initial appointment will be for two years, with possibility of extension up to a third year. Renewal for the third year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity of the Fellow.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should APPLY ONLINE with their: 

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • A research proposal (not more than two pages).
  • A covering letter.
  • Three recommendation letters also have to be uploaded online by the referees.

The deadline is December 2, 2016, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of September 1, 2017 is negotiable. Informal queries may be directly addressed to the ICTS faculty members.

Deadline: December 2, 2016

About ICTS

ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science with a mandate to contribute to frontier research by providing a platform devoted to theoretical natural sciences and interdisciplinary and applied mathematics through its various programs. The current in-house research program focusses on astrophysical relativity, numerical linear algebra, computational science, data assimilation, dynamical systems, non-linear dynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematical physics and geometry, physical biology, statistical mechanics and turbulence, condensed matter physics, and string theory ( ICTS hosts strong visitors and associates driven programs, a highly competitive graduate school as well as a devoted postdoctoral program, that forms an integral part of the in-house research. A state-of-the-art residential campus is ready to provide vibrant academic environment. Located in Bangalore, the garden city of India, with pleasant and moderate climate, ICTS maintains close ties with the world-class scholastic ambience of the city.

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