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Early Career Research (ECR) Award 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open10-Aug-2017
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AwardResearch grant up to INR 50 Lacs for 3 years
EligibilityPh.D in Science, Engineering/ M.D/ M.S
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) 5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor, Vasant Square Mall Sector-B, Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj New Delhi - 110 070 Email- Phone- 011-40000310

What is Early Career Research (ECR) Award 2017?

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites applications for Early Career Research (ECR) Award 2017 from young researchers who have initiated their early research career in key areas of science and engineering. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Hold a PhD in Science or Engineering/M.D/M.S in any area of medicine
  • Hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized academic institution/national laboratories/R&D institutions
  • Not be older than 37 years of age (For SC/ST/OBC/Physically challenged and women candidate, the maximum age limit is up to 40 years)

Note: Co-PIs, Research Associates, Guest Faculty, Visiting Scientist, Project Fellows and Contractual-based Faculty members are not eligible to apply for the award. Faculties recruited through UGC-Faculty Recharge Program are eligible to apply. INSPIRE Faculty, Ramanujan, and Ramalingaswamy Fellows are also eligible to apply if they have been absorbed/appointed to a regular position. If such fellows are not absorbed/appointed in a regular position and are receiving fellowship as well as a research grant from the fellowship, such fellows are eligible to apply provided they have at least three and half years of tenure remaining at the time of submission of application.

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online by following these steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website to register for the award.
Step 2: Once registered, log in with the user name and password and go to Menu>Proposal Submission>Form Submission.
Step 3: Select scheme "Early Career Research Award" and click on "Start Submission" button.
Step 4: Upload all required documents and finally submit the form.

Terms and Conditions

Documents required

  • Biodata (under user profile section) 
  • Certificate from Principal Investigator 
  • Endorsement Letter from the Head of Institution 
  • Age Proof Certificate (Class X mark-sheet or Birth certificate)
  • Category Certificate (in case of Age Relaxation)

Proposal Details
The candidates need to enter the following facts while preparing the proposal -
Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of the project (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters), Budget (Manpower, Consumables, Travel, Equipment, Contingency, Overheads).
Other relevant information of the proposal has to be uploaded in single PDF file not more than 10 MB as other technical documents (OTD). 

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