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The DST-IESA Industry Research & Development Fellowship program is a pathway for post-doctoral researchers to pursue their industrial research careers in the clean energy sector.

The fellowship program is supported by strong pillars of India’s clean energy sector - DST - the Department of Science and Technology, and IESA - India Energy Storage Alliance.

Through the DST-IESA Industry Research & Development Fellowship, DST and IESA aim to support recent Ph.D. holders to continue to pursue research on industry-informed challenges in clean energy and to drive research collaboration, translation, and commercialization of research outcomes.

We are affirmative that the fellowship will further support academia-industry interactions in clean energy research, enhance the breadth of training of academic researchers and provide them a pathway to a career in industrial research and development.

Further program details are as follows:

  • Who can apply: Post-doctoral researchers, who have completed a Ph.D. within the last 3 years, are under 35 years old, and are Indian Citizens 
  • Research Topic: Research on industry-informed problems from the clean energy sector
  • Online Submission Deadline: 15th Jan 2023
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Fellowship: INR 50,000 per month (consolidated)

Research areas can include but are not limited to:

  • Energy storage,
  • Zero-carbon energy,
  • Smart grids,
  • e-Mobility,
  • Renewable energy,
  • Policies in the energy sector,
  • Economics affecting the energy sector,
  • Social sciences for the energy sector, and so on.

And can include:

  • Use of advanced energy storage technologies for supporting large-scale integration of renewable energy in India’s electric grid
  • Supporting economic development in remote areas by improving clean energy access
  • Clean energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers – e.g., rooftop photovoltaics, improving power quality, etc.
  • Solutions to promote electric mobility and charging infrastructure in India
  • Scaling of manufacturing of advanced chemistry cells, electric vehicles, and green hydrogen technologies

As a fellow, the fellowship program will help you lead the pathway toward industrial research and development career. Additionally, the fellowship provides multiple avenues for fellows to publicize their work through,

  • Peer-reviewed Research Journals
  • Emerging Technology News Magazine, and
  • IESA’s Webinars, Workshops, Conferences, and Other Events
Click here to submit your proposal and apply to the fellowship program.

For further queries, please contact Dr. Ranjith Kishna Pai @ranjith[dot]krishnapai[at]gov[dot]in / +91820941052. (Preferred contact time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm)