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post doctoral fellowships in india - (Apr/21/2012 )

Hi all,

I don't know how many people will be able to help me here. I am just too much frustrated and disappointed , I don't know what to do. My problem is, I did PhD from a very well established lab in India, but unfortunately my project did not work and I just got single paper (IF~4) with 4th authorship. I can not leave India due to family reasons and really wish to pursue in research. And if I want to do Post doc in india I should have my own fellowship. Are there any people on this forum who are getting some post doc fellowship from India? I applied for one and got rejected ...please somebody help me and tell me if there is some fellowship that is not that stringent for publications.

Thanks in advance.


Hello! Fellowships are tough without authorships and/or preliminary data. If you are so inclined, just start working in the lab as a tech (I know, not highly regarded) and publish a few papers. You might be paid as well as a post-doc being a tech and will be academically productive. When the time comes (i.e., you have some preliminary data and/or publications) apply for fellowship and do the post-doc. You might have to be completely dependent on your PI until your own wings grow and that let you fly. Best wishes!!