Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is pleased to offer postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2017-2018. The scheme is open to Indian students to pursue the postdoc in the field of Science and Engineering.

The Program aims to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science, which are of interest to India by providing postdoctoral fellowship for a period of one year extendable to one more year subject to satisfactory performance.

Science and Engineering Research Board is an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 2009. The Board is chaired by the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Science and Technology and shall have other senior government officials and eminent scientists as members.


Scholarship Type

Fellowship is available to pursue the postdoctoral program.


Eligible Courses

The selection would be made among students who gained admission to the postdoctoral program in overseas institutions. The research should be undertaken in one or more of the following disciplines: Materials, Energy, Sustainable Chemistry, Quantum Computing and Spintronics, Complex systems, Theoretical Mathematical Science, Big Data, Mechanobiology / Physical Biology, Bio-energy, Genetic to Physiology, Mental Health, High Performance Computation in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, Humanoid Robotics, Cognitive Science, Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Encryption and decryption, Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Engineering, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations.


Value of Award

The selected fellows will be paid a monthly fellowship amount equivalent to the US $ 3000, one-time Contingency / Preparatory allowances of Rs.60,000/- to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, insurance etc., Overseas Medical Insurance in India and USA of Rs. 20,000/- and Conference grants (if applicable) of Rs. 74,000.



Applicant Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • The scheme is open to Indian nationals only.
  • Should have completed PhD degree in science and engineering not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India. For researchers who are in regular employment, the 2 years period may be relaxed; however, the age should not exceed 35 years. 3
  • Offer letter from the overseas host institution (Other than the USA).

Nationality: The scheme is open to Indian nationals only.



How to Apply

Applicants should send Three (3) copies of the application, in the prescribed format, neatly typed on A-4 size paper, by post. A soft copy of the proposal complete in all respect should also be mailed to:


Application Deadline: The last date of receiving the application is March 15, 2017.

Application Form

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