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22 June 2016

GBPNIHESD-Himalayan Research Associates Program in Life Sciences

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GBPNIHESD-Himalayan Research Associates Program

No. GBPI/ Mount Div./ Advt./ 16-17 08.6.2016

“GBPNIHESD-Himalayan Research Associates Program” has been instituted to identify promising young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of Himalayan Environment and Development and help generate information on physical, biological, managerial and human aspects of Himalayan environment and development. The scheme aims at facilitating their transition from mentored to independent research career.

GBPNIHESD intends to offer two (2) such fellowships this year to promising fresh PhD holders for working in GBPNIHESD with state-of-art R&D facilities. The GBPNIHESD’s research addresses applied environmental and developmental issues in different ecological and geographic regions of the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). The research in all these disciplines essentially requires field aptitude.


Post-1: PhD degree holders with First class Masters Degree in Biological Science with three years of experience.

Applicants who are about to submit thesis are also eligible to apply but their selection will be subject to the condition that they would have submitted thesis before the expiry of the validity of the award offer. Applicants should have research publications in high impact SCI journals. GBPNIHESD-Himalayan Research Associateship is open only to Indian nationals.

Age Limit: 35 years, relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped and women candidates. Tenure: Two years and extendable for maximum one more year based on outstanding performance and approval of the Director, GBPNIHESD.

Remuneration: GBPIHED-Himalayan Research Associates will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Indian Rs. 36,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible.

Mode of selection: Eligible candidates can apply in the prescribed format available as Annexure II. Selections to the “GBPNIHESD-Himalayan Research Associateship” will be made based on the presentation of the proposed research project followed by interview of the short listed candidates by specially constituted Committee. Applicants from abroad may also be considered in absentia, if eligible.

Accommodation and other benefits: Accommodation, if available and other benefits like leave, medical may be provided as per rules of GBPNIHESD/ MoEF for RAs.

Other relevant information:

(i) Candidates who have already worked as RA in the GBPNIHESD projects will not be eligible for becoming a RA under this scheme. (ii) Selected candidates are expected to join within one month of effective date of award. (iii) All other rules and regulations will be as applicable to GBPNIHESD /MoEF Research Associates.

Further, in all matters, the decision of Director, GBPNIHESD shall be final. Details of GBPNIHESD Hqs. & its regional Units along with their R&D activities can be seen at

How to Apply: Please read the instructions, given at Annexure-I, carefully before filling the Application Form. The Application Proforma is given as Annexure-II.

Incomplete applications received without the documents will be rejected.

Where to Apply: Applications duly filled in the prescribed format and complete in all respect should be sent by July 04, 2016 to Administrative Officer, G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263643, Uttarakhand E Mail: “Application for GBPNIHESD -Himalayan Research Associates Program” should clearly be written on top of the envelope containing application form.

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