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Chanakya fellowships in quantum technologies for UG and PG students

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(a technology innovation hub at IISER Pune)

The I-Hub Quantum Technology Foundation (QTF) is a section-8 company established under the auspices of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. It aims to leverage the emerging quantum technology for delivering products, solutions and services. I-Hub QTF operates from the campus of IISER Pune.

Research proposals are invited from motivated under-graduate and post-graduate students in education/research institutions in India to avail funding for CHANAKYA fellowships for the year 2021:

a. Chanakya under-graduate Fellowships (UGF)
b. Chanakya post-graduate fellowships (PGF)

The area of the proposed work must be closely aligned with quantum technologies and must be aligned with the goals of I-Hub QTF. The student applying for this grant should have identified a mentor/supervisor for carrying out the proposed project and must provide an endorsement from the mentor along with the application. The fellowship will be tenable at the institution (the host institute) where the mentor faculty is employed.

General conditions

1) The mentoring faculty member must be working or intend to work in an area relevant to quantum technologies and must be closely aligned with the goals and deliverables of I-Hub QTF (see annexure).

2) Research proposals with mentoring faculty members in institutes having requisite infrastructure, laboratories for research in the areas of quantum technologies will be preferred.

3) The supervisor/mentor must agree to provide facilities required for the research to be conducted by the candidate in line with the research proposal.

4) The fellows appointed under this grant will be governed by the rules and regulations of the host institute. These fellowships will be valid at the host institute with the approved mentor for working on the problem submitted as part of the research proposal. Any change in any of these conditions will lead to a withdrawal
of Chanakya fellowship.

5) The undergraduate fellowship (Rs. 10,000/- per month) is tenable for a maximum of 6 months. The Post-graduate fellowships (Rs. 12,400/- per month) to work on MS thesis projects is tenable for a maximum of 6 months. Post-graduate fellowships (Rs. 12,400/- per month) for working on projects after completion of MS thesis is tenable for a maximum of 10 months. During the course of this fellowship, it is mandatory that the applicant should devote at least 50% of their time to working on this project.

6) These fellowships are primarily targeted at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, who wish to pursue projects in the area of quantum technologies. The postgraduate fellow