SERB Research Scientists Scheme

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites nominations for the SERB Research Scientists Scheme 2020 from INSPIRE Faculty and Ramanujan Fellows. This scheme offer opportunities for young scientists to initiate and sustain research careers in various fields of science and engineering. These schemes do not offer an extension of the fellowship after completion of five years. The selected candidates will be entitled to receive a consolidated emolument of INR 1,20,000 per month and other benefits.




To be eligible, an applicant must:

- Be an INSPIRE faculty or Ramanujan fellow
- Not be more than 40 years of age at the time of submission of application
- Have completed or nearing completion of the tenure of INSPIRE Faculty of DST or Ramanujan Fellowship of SERB (Note: The application shall be submitted within six months before or after completion of regular tenure of the schemes)


Note: The scheme can be availed only once by a candidate in his/her career.




The selected candidates will be entitled to receive the grants as given below:


Sl. No.                          Budget Head                                   Amount

1.                                  Emolument                                     *Consolidated amount of INR 1,20,000 per month
2.                                  Research Grant                               INR 7,00,000 per annum
3.                                  Overheads                                       INR 1,00,000 per annum



- Documents required should be in prescribed format:
- Bio-data of the applicant
- Age Proof Certificate
- Qualification Certificate
- Award Letter (INSPIRE Faculty / Ramanujan Fellow)
- Application 
- Undertaking Certificate by the applicant 
- Endorsement Certificate from the Host Institute


How can you apply?


Follow the steps below to apply:-


- Step 1: Visit the official website.
- Step 2: Read all the details carefully. 
- Step 3: Download the prescribed format of the nomination form from Annexure-I.
- Step 4:  Fill in all the required details and attach the supporting documents.
- Step 5: Submit three copies of the completed nomination form along with required documents.


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