M.S. Swaminathan Fellows
Code : MSSF/271023
About MSSRF The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a
not-for-profit trust by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to
accelerate the use of modern science for agricultural and rural development, as well
as the adaptation and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of
tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature
approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical
problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, natural resources, food and
The Foundation works in the areas of Integrated Coastal systems management, Agro-
biodiversity, Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, Ecotechnology
and Agriculture, Health and Nutrition / Economics, with application of cutting-edge
biotechnology and digital technologies across programme areas. MSSRF is currently
working in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information.
About the Fellowship The M.S. Swaminathan Fellowship will offer a transformative 24 -month experience.
The fellows will be mentored by senior scientists at the foundation, trustees and
relevant partner organizations, and will receive practical and hands-on experience in
our regional centres. This fellowship will empower talented young post-graduates to
drive impactful research and development programmes that benefit local
communities. The M.S. Swaminathan Fellowship offers the opportunity to work across
the disciplines of agriculture, ecology, economics, marine biology, nutrition and social
The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions.
Minimum Qualification Post graduate degree in Agriculture/Animal Sciences/Life sciences/Ecology/
Developmental Studies/Fisheries/Environmental sciences/Developmental
Economics /Anthropology/Nutrition with a good academic record
– Demonstrated interest in ‘science-society’ interface to address current
challenges of climate change impact on development goals (SDGs)
Age Aspiring candidates should be in the age group of 23-32 years with age relaxation up
to three years for women candidates and SC/ST candidates.
Fellowship: Consolidated amount of INR 50,000/ per month (annual assessment is mandatory to
continue the benefits during the fellowship period).
Duration 24 months and co-terminus with the end date of the fellowship
Locations: MSSRF Chennai and Site Offices (https://www.mssrf.org/regional-centers/)
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