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National Post Doctoral Fellowship 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Oct-2016
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AwardRs 55000 and Rs 35000 per month
EligibilityPost Doctoral
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Science and Engineering Research Board
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor,
Vasant Square Mall,
Sector-B, Pocket-5
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi 110070
Phone: 01140000310

What is National Post Doctoral Fellowship 2016?

National Post Doctoral Fellowship 2017 objective is to identify young researchers and giving them a support for doing research in areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor and it is expected that this guidance will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher. Rs 55000 per month and Rs 35000 per month for applicants who have submitted the thesis but degree not yet awarded.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidates should be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates should have PhD degree in Science or Engineering or M.D or M.S degree in any area of medicine.
  • Maximum age should be 35 years at the time of the submission of application.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online with following steps:
Step 1: Candidates have to register.
Step 2: Candidates have to fulfill all the mandatory fields.
Step 3: Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of project (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) should be submit online at the time of submission of the application.
Step 4: Work Methodology and Research plan has to be uploaded in single PDF file not more than 3 pages (max 10 MB).
All the documents required in PDF have be in suggested format:

  • Bio-data format.
  • Age proof certificate
  • Qualification degree or Thesis submission certificate.
  • Caste proof certificate.
  • Undertaking certificate by the applicant format.
  • Endorsement certificate from the Mentor & Host Institute format.
  • Reprints of your two best publications


Q: I have submitted my PhD thesis, but I have not got the degree yet. Am I eligible to apply for National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N- PDF)?
Yes, Those who have submitted their PhD/M.D/M.S thesis and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered lower fellowship amount till they are awarded the eligible degree.

Q: Is it mandatory to get the Institution endorsement certificate at the time of submission of project application?
Yes, Endorsement certificate signed by the Mentor and the head of the institution must be submitted at the time of application.

Q: Can the Investigator apply for the National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N- PDF) projects throughout the year?
No, The call for applications for SERB-N PDF will be notified twice a year through the website and

Q: If I have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree two years before my date of application, will I be eligible to apply for National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N- PDF)?
No, The applicant must have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University, not before two years from the date of application.

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