Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in association with Christ Nagar Educational Institutions has invited applications from 8th standard students for the Third Rajiv Gandhi Student Research Fellowship Programme - 2011.
The scheme named "Young Research Talent Search in Life Science" is essentially meant for school children to initiate and execute projects incorporating their independent thinking and creativity. A total of 10 research teams (30 students) will be selected for fellowship. Selected students are eligible to get a fellowship of Rs.4000/month in addition to the expenses required for project execution. The programme Is open to 8th standard students (2010-2011) of Kerala.
In this connection a selection test will be conducted at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi on 20" February, 2011 to select the deserving students for the programme. The selection test of one hour duration will be of objective type to test the student's aptitude in biological sciences. The best 30 students selected based on state merit will be allowed to work for two weeks in an appropriate research lab of RGCB from 9th May to 20th May 2011. Upon completion of the research project, a one day presentation will be conducted at RGCB to provide an opportunity to present the salient features of their project in a poster session on 25th May, 2011. All awardees will be honored with Fellowship and citation in an official ceremony conducted at Trivandrum.
Institutes can nominate two deserving students for the preselection aptitude test, to be held on 20th February 2011 at 10 AM, indicating their preference of venue from the list indicated below:
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thycaud PO, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram. Phone 0471-2341716
Rajagiri Public School, Rajagiri PO.. Kalamassery, Pin - 683104, Phone: 0484-4111231
Application form can be downloaded from the website link: http://rgcb.res.in/downloads/RAJIV-%20GANDHI-STUDENT-RESEARCH-FELLOWSHIP-2011.pdf
Last date for submission of application form is February 15, 2011.
For further details, contact:
Dr. T.R. Santhosh Kumar, Scientist, RGCB. Mob: 09447117380
Mr. Thomas Mani, Vice Principal, Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School. Mob: 09447369980