Visiting Fellowships

The School of Mathematics offers a few Visiting Fellowships (post-doctoral positions) every year. These are research positions in Mathematics, tenable for one year in the first instance and renewable for another year, subject to a review towards the end of the first year. In select cases a candidate may be considered for a regular appointment in the Institute following one or two years of Visiting Fellowship (regular appointments are normally intended for citizens of India).

The applicant should have a recent PhD degree in Mathematics (or submitted a thesis for it) and be well motivated to pursue high quality research in the subject.

Amount of Fellowship

The current monthly stipend for Visiting Fellows is as follows:

  1. After submitting the thesis but waiting for the degree: Rs. 32,000
  2. With Ph.D. degree: Rs. 36,000
  3. With Ph.D. degree and one year experience: Rs. 38,000
  4. With Ph.D. degree and two or more years experience: Rs. 40,000

In addition, a contingency grant of Rs. 32,000/- per year will be payable.

With subsidised accommodation and food available on the Campus, this amount is adequate for a comfortable living for two persons.

post doctoral visiting scientist scheme

Deserving candidates who do not hold a position elsewhere, have at least a provisional degree certificate and have post-doctoral experience, may be considered for appointments in the category of "Post-doctoral Visiting Scientists" under the DAE Visiting Scientist Scheme. The monthly fellowship amount (consolidated) that can be granted for Post-doctoral Visiting Scientists with one or more years of post-doctoral experience is as follows:

  • 1 year of post-doctoral experience: Rs. 35,000
  • 2 year of post-doctoral experience: Rs. 37,000
  • 3 year of post-doctoral experience: Rs. 39,000
  • 4 year of post-doctoral experience: Rs. 41,000
  • 5 year of post-doctoral experience: Rs. 43,000

No contingency grant is payable to Post-doctoral Visiting Scientists. The placement in this scheme is not automatic for all post-doctoral fellows. The fellowship will be renewed annually on the basis of performance and will not exceed 2 years. Other terms and conditions are the same as those specified for Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

jawaharlal nehru post doctoral visiting scientist scheme

Deserving candidates with at least one year of post doctoral experience and who do not have a position elsewhere at the time of joining the Institute will be considered for the Jawaharlal Nehru Post Doctoral Visiting Scientist Scheme.

Depending on qualification and experience, the monthly fellowship amount (consolidated, in addition to HRA as per rules) will be in the range of Rs. 55,000-75,000.

The appointment will be made initially for a year, and may be renewed for one more year.

Other terms and conditions are the same as those specified for Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

Main areas of research activity

(At Mumbai) Algebra; Algebraic Geometry; Differential Geometry, Lie Groups, Ergodic Theory and Related Areas; Number Theory and Automorphic Forms; Combinatorics. You can get more information at this link.

(At the Bangalore Centre of the School) Differential Equations and Applications.


The Main Campus is located in Mumbai on the sea in beautiful surroundings and is well equipped with library, computers, housing, canteen and other facilities. For more details click here.


An advance copy of the application may be sent by email to:

deanmf @

followed by a hard copy to the following address:

     The Dean
     School of Mathematics
     Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
     Homi Bhabha Road
     Colaba, Mumbai 400005

The hard copy should be accompanied by:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A consolidated report describing the work already done and a plan for future work.
  3. A copy of the PhD thesis, if available, and preprints/reprints, if any.
  4. Names of three referees familiar with the applicant's work. The referees should be asked to send their reports directly to the address given above.

Complete applications received by February 15 will be considered for appointments starting in September. Applications received after this date will be considered subject to the availability of positions.

The joining date for the fellowship is normally 1st September, though in exceptional cases other joining dates might be considered.