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Institute of Space Technology Scholarship 2011

Scholarships for Faculty Development

Institute of Space Technology (IST) invites applications for its Faculty Development Program (FDP) to upgrade the quality of its faculty to meet its continuously growing requirements. Under the FDP initiative, fully funded PhD level scholarships are being announced in the following fields:


Required Fields
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical/Mechanical/ Mechatronics
Electrical Engineering Communication Systems/Telecom/ Electrical/Electronics/ Avionics/ Computer Engg/ Controls
Materials Science & Engg Materials/ Metallurgy/ Composites, Nanotechnology/Biomedical Materials
Computational Mathematics Mathematics/ Operations Research/ Statistics
Space Science Space Science/ Aerospace/ Communication Systems
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Geology/Geography/Agriculture/ Hydrology/Urban Planning/Land Administration/ Water Resources/ Natural Hazards/ Disaster Management

The aspiring applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Pakistani nationals

Minimum eighteen years of education in the fields mentioned against each discipline
First division in the entire academic career (Not less 60 % marks or 2.5 CGPA and 3 CGPA out of 4 and 5 respectively)
Maximum age should be 35 years and relaxable up to 40 years only for regular employees of the Public Sector University/ DAIs and R & D institutions. The age will be calculated on the closing date of the application
Candidates already availing HEC, University/ DAI, Departmental or any other scholarship(s) are not eligible
Awardees must serve in the institution for at least 7 years after completion of the studies
Minimum 50% marks in GAT test to qualify for short listing for the interview
The candidate must have acquired the requisite qualification on or before the date of advertisement


Apply through online FDP-PhD application form (You Can Apply Online at Here) along with non-refundable processing fee of Rs 500 in the form of pay order/ demand draft in favour of IST

Attach following documents with the prescribed Application Form and fee:
Attested photocopy of CNIC
Attested photocopies of all educational degrees/ certificates
Most recent four photographs
One page "Statement of Purpose" related to applicant's aspiration to study for doctoral degree in a particular field of study
Brief description of research interest
NOC from the employer (For in-service candidates)
Attested copy of valid and acceptable NTS GAT score card (taken on / after 11th September, 2010). For those applicants who have not appeared for NTS GAT exam before, an exclusive exam will be conducted by NTS on 11th September, 2011. For further details please visit the website: www.nts.org.pk
Three letters of reference from the academic/ research supervisors

Scholarship will be awarded on open merit
Government employees should apply through proper channel
The short listed candidates will be invited for interview
These faculty members would be required to complete all admission requirements of respective/ selected universities by the notified deadlines
Upon admission, they will be offered scholarships, which will cover full tuition and monthly maintenance allowance for the duration of the program
IST reserves the right to re-allocate any country/ university of the candidate
The faculty availing the scholarship would be required to execute a bond to serve IST for a period of not less than seven years after successful completion of studies
The first batch of scholars will commence studies from Spring 2012 semester


Online Applications complete in all respect, should be submitted by 09th September, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be entertained

Deputy Director (Establishment)
Institute of Space Technology
P O Box 2750
Islamabad 44000

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