IndianOil (IOC) – Deakin Research PhD Fellowships

Study in:Australia, India
Deadline: 15 November 2017

IndianOil (IOC) – Deakin Research PhD Fellowships: Deakin University, Australia & Indian Oil Corporation Limited R&D Centre invites application for 2 “IndianOil – Deakin Research Fellowships” and 2 “IOC-DBT-Deakin Fellowships”.

Research areas: Lubricant Technology and Tribology; Biotechnology

Number of fellowships: 4

About the fellowship:

  • The PhD Research programme is available on a full time basis.
  • Selected candidates will have to work under supervision of minimum two research guides.
  • The guide from DU is the thesis supervisor (Principal Supervisor) as per DU degree requirements and a guide from IOC R&D (Lead Supervisor) will be overseeing the research in collaboration with the thesis supervisor during the research period in India.
  • Selected candidates will register for PhD at Deakin University, Australia and fulfil the requirements for PhD degree.

Fellowship value:

  • Two years as JRF and Two Years as SRF.
  • HRA will be provided @ 30% of the fellowship amount.
  • The candidate will get an opportunity to travel to Australia (Deakin University) for a period of 6 months during the program duration of 4 years.
  • DU will pay the costs of one return airfare and arrange boarding and lodging for this research visit.


  • Selected Fellow will be required to apply for a valid Indian passport, procure required overseas insurance, health insurance, and bear other expenses.


  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree from a recognized university in India in Chemistry (Organic/ Inorganic/ Physical/ Analytical) for Lubricant Technology area; in Mechanical Engineering or Tribology for Tribology area; in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology for Biotechnology area.
  • Applicant must have completed the award of Master’s Degree by 31st July, 2017 including Master’s Thesis.
  • Applicant must have scored Ist class in Graduation and Post graduation level (65% or above marks in the final exams or equivalent CGPA).
  • Applicants with Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Microbiology must have valid CSIR/UGC NET-JRF qualification.
  • Applicants with Master’s Degree holders in Mechanical Engineering or Tribology and Biotechnology may apply directly for the fellowship without NET qualification.
  • Applicants must possess eligible English Proficient Scores (i.e. TOEFL/ IELTS/ CPE/ CAE/ PTE or OET) will be preferred. For IELTS an overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 is required.
  • Applicant must not exceed 28 years as on 30th April 2017, which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ VH and Female Students as per CSIR guidelines.


  • Applications along with self-attested photocopies of educational qualifications and one-page write-up about the interest in applying for this Fellowship in the prescribed proforma to be sent
  • Completed typed/ computer printed application forms along with Bio-data should be sent to the following address: Ms. Gayathri Vedanarayanan; Manager ; Research Partnerships (India), Deakin University, Australia, Unit 203, Square One, Saket District Place, Saket, New Delhi – 110017; E-mail: |
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Deakin University and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Australia, India
Subject areas Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline 15th November 2017

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