SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2020-21

Science and engineering research board (SERB), department of science and technology, the government of India invites application for SERB distinguished fellowship for the academic session 2020-21.

The active senior scientist who has shown outstanding performance in the research field and is passionate to continue their scientific research are invited to apply for the SERB Distinguished Fellowship award.

This fellowship is especially to encourage and provide financial support to those senior scientists who find it difficult to continue their research because of financial limitations, and those who are forced to stop their research against their will.

One of the most important criteria that will decide the fate of their applications will be the amount of knowledge they have gained over the years and the experience they have gathered with their previous studies.

Primarily, their knowledge and research expertise will be the most important treasure to help them win the fellowship. Eligible scientists who have received recognition for their research work from national and international scientific bodies.

SERB has introduced the ‘Distinguished SERB Fellowship Award” with an aim to facilitate eminent scientists and support the research process of researchers who are performing and active in their research work.

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SERB Distinguished Fellow

Organization: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Scholarship Name: SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2020-21


Number of Fellowships: 20 (Twenty)

Academic Year: 2020-21

What is the Objective of this Fellowship?

The main objective is to provide financial aid to the superannuated senior scientists working actively in the field and support the research work of those who are actively participating in R&D activities and passionate about research even after their retirement.

Eligibility Criteria for SERB Fellowship Award 2020-21:

• It is mandatory for the nominee to be an active Indian resident scientist who has associated with an affiliated Indian institute/laboratory/university.

• The nominee must be having a proven track record of excellent contribution in their field of research and have produced at least one of more research output in areas of technology, mathematics, science, and engineering in the last 10 years.

• It is mandatory for the nominee to have previously received recognition for the work they have done. They shall have received recognition from national or international scientific bodies, for example, getting membership in any prestigious national or international academies.

• Because this fellowship is especially for retired scientists, it is mandatory that the nominee is required to hold any functions and administrative roles and shall not be receipt of salary or any other fellowship.

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Research Grant Amount:

• A research grant of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum will be granted to the selected applicants.

• The Fellowship amount of Rs. 60,000 per month will be sanctioned to the selected fellow.

• This award will be given initially for 3 years and then it can be extended for another 2 years, depending on the satisfactory performance of the researcher.

Who Can Nominate?

The Presidents who have worked or are working in any of the national science academies, Vice Chancellors of recognized Universities, Directors of National laboratories, and the members of the Engineering and Science Research Board can nominate.

The final decision will be made by the selection committee which will carefully study each application and select the candidates on the basis of the contributions they have made in their research field.

The decision of board members and the selection committee will be final and it will not be modified or altered in any circumstances.

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