Open Post-Doctoral Fellowships: NCRA-TIFR

The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) invites applications for Open Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The applications are open twice a year.

Research areas:

  • Low Frequency Radio Astronomy
  • Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Software development
  • Solar Physics

Fellowship value:

  • monthly salary of Postdoc positions at NCRA-TIFR depend on experience after the PhD degree
  • For candidates who join after submitting their PhD thesis (but without receiving PhD degree): INR 32,000/month.
  • For candidates who have received their PhD degrees: INR 36,000 to INR 40,000 per month.
  • Contingency grant: INR 32,000/year
  • Travel grant: INR 2,00,000 over the course of the fellowship (to travel for international conferences or for research collaborations).
  • On-campus housing (subject to availability), or HRA and medical coverage

Duration: maximum of 3 years with possibility of extension (subject to a yearly review).


  • Postdoc Fellows are expected to carry out a vigorous independent research programme
  • Applicants with backgrounds in radio astronomy, as well as other fields including theory, algorithm research, and observations in other wavebands are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants having research interests with radio astronomical studies or engineering activities, or which require a close engagement with the GMRT or the ORT are encouraged to apply.


Applications must contain the following:

  • CV
  • Research plan
  • 3 or more references with the names and e-mail addresses to be sent to the Dean, NCRA-TIFR Faculty, at the e-mail address
  • Applicants should also request their referees to send in recommendation letters
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National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR)

Fellowship LevelPostdoctoral
Subject areas

Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Software development, Solar Physics

Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to Indian nationals
DeadlineApril 30 and October 31 (Yearly)

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