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PHFI invites applications from the eligible candidates to the INSPIRE Faculty Scheme of the Department of Science and Technology under the Institutional Mode

Place of posting of selected candidates: Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health at Delhi (Gurgaon), Hyderabad, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Bhubaneshwar (Odhisha) and Shillong (Meghalaya).

Organisation Name: Public Health Foundation of India

Organisation Profile: Please visit www.phfi.org

INSPIRE Faculty Scheme: a component of “Assured Opportunity for Research Career (AORC)” under INSPIRE:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has launched the “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/faculty_scheme.html program in 2008. The program aims to attract talent for study of science and careers with research. The importance of Assured Career Opportunity in R&D sector has been recognized. INSPIRE Faculty Award Scheme opens up an “Assured Opportunity for Research Career (AORC)” for young researchers in the age group of 27-32 years. It offers contractual research awards to young achievers and opportunity for independent research in the near term and emerge as a future leader in the long term.

Based on the announcement made the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India regarding ‘INSPIRE Faculty Scheme’, PHFI invites applications for Faculty positions under INSPIRE Faculty scheme at PHFI and its institutes named Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) from the eligible candidates through ‘Institution Mode’.

The priority areas identified for PHFI-INSPIRE faculty positions are:

  • Occupational Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Biostatistics
  • Demography
  • Health Systems
  • Health and Hospital Management
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases

Amount & Duration of each INSPIRE Faculty Award:

▴ Each selected INSPIRE Faculty shall be eligible to receive a consolidated amount equivalent to the scale of the Assistant Professor of an IIT as an Award amount. In addition, a Research Grant of Rs 7 lakh per year for 5 years shall also be provided to each successful candidate to carry out their research work at the host institution.

▴ The INSPIRE Faculty Award is for a maximum period of 5 (five) years.

▴ Each INSPIRE Faculty Award shall be regulated as per the guidelines available at the website: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/faculty_scheme.html Candidates are advised to visit the website and read the Guidelines for reference before applying in INSPIRE Faculty Award Scheme.



▴ Indian citizens and people of Indian origin including NRI/PIO status with PhD (in any domain of public health, including medical and non-medical sciences, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Public Health Nutrition, Biostatistics etc.) from any recognized university in the world.

▴ Those who have submitted their PhD Theses and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible. However, the award will be conveyed only after confirmation of the awarding the PhD degree.

▴ The upper age limit as on 1st July 2016 should be 32 years for considering support for a period of 5 years. However, for SC and ST candidates upper age limit will be 35 years.

▴ Candidates who are employed (in any form i.e. permanent, contractual) with any organization within India will be eligible to apply. However, they will be considered only for the Research Grant component of the INSPIRE Faculty Award scheme.


▴ Candidates who are within top 1% at the School Leaving Examination, IIT-JEE rank, 1st Rank Holder either in graduation or post-graduation level university examination (which are used presently for identifying INSPIRE Scholars at under-graduate level and INSPIRE Fellows for doctoral degree).

▴ Publications with an aggregate Impact Factor 10 OR at least three research publications in SCI journals of high Impact Factor.


Interested candidates need to apply only through ‘Institutions Mode’ in response to this notification. Use of more than one Mode for submitting application shall call for rejection of application. Candidate can get more details (INSPIRE Faculty Scheme guidelines, Application format etc.) about the scheme from Website: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/faculty_scheme.html

Duly filled-in applications on the prescribed format along with testimonials & other required documents should be submitted by post to:

Ms. Kalpana Swamy
Academic Registrar
Public Health Foundation of India
Plot No. 47, Sector – 44,
Gurgaon - 122002. Haryana

Please also email soft copies of application and relevant documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 30th September 2016

Last Modified : August 5, 2016, 5:20 pm