Research Opportunities for Students

Research opportunities are available for undergraduate and masters students with LIGO-India at IUCAA, RRCAT and IPR as well as with the LI-TRD laboratories at various institutes in different parts of the country.

We offer research opportunities in 3 categories. Applications for all the categories are accepted through the same portal by filling the google form here.  Application Form may be filled at any time of the year.  Only students currently enrolled in Bachelor’s (including BTech), Master’s and Integrated Bachelor’s+Master’s) programs are eligible to apply.  Students in the 1st and 2nd yr of their Integrated PhD. programs may also apply. Students with strong background and interest in experimental and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply. Please indicate which of the following programs you are applying for:

1. Master’s/BTech thesis research projects that span over a school semester :
Deadline for the Fall semester (Aug-Nov) is 31st March
Deadline for the Spring semester(Jan-April) is 30th September
2. Summer projects (May-July) – Deadline is 30th September
3. Week-long winter school/workshop (in Dec) – Deadline 30th September

Short-term research opportunities are also available with other national and international collaborating institutes/universities from time to time. Such openings will be advertised on this page as and when available (see below)

Applications submitted to this portal will be considered for the following programs:

  1. Project Work and Training opportunities at RRCAT, Indore  (for GW Detector Technology only)
  2. LIGO SURF program at Caltech, Pasadena
  3. Future Research Talent Travel Awards of ANU (Research projects on Gravitational Wave Research only)
  4. Student Internships at Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover (only for “Laser Interferometry and Gravitational-wave Astronomy”)
  5. Summer Projects at the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow