Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) 2017

Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) 2017 is instituted by the Government of India. The fellowship is meant for Scientists and Engineers from all over the world who want to to take up scientific research positions in India, and those scientists/ engineers who want to return to India. 
Last Date: Dec 31, 2017

Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) 2017 - Eligibility

Following are the eligibility criteria for applying for Ramanujan Fellowship are as follows :

  1. The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below 55 years of age 
  2. The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience.
  3. These Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding tract-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible.
  4. The candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.

Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) 2017 - Important Details

  •   Eligibility

    Scientist and engineers

  •   Purpose/Awards

    Fellowship of Rs 75,000 per month and Research Grant of Rs 5,00,000 per annum.

  •   Important Dates

    Offline Deadline: Dec 31, 2017

  •   Contact Details

    Science and Engineering Research Board
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    Vasant Square Mall
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    Vasant Kunj
    New Delhi  110 070
    Telephone: +911140000398

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How to Apply

An eligible candidate can submit the Ramanujan Fellowship application in the prescribed format and then contact an Institute to host the Ramanujan Fellowship. The application should be forwarded by the Head of the host Institute.

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Faqs

Q1: Is the fellowship granted under Ramanujan Fellowship Programme taxable?

Yes.

Q2: For whom the Ramanujan Fellowship is meant and what is the aim of initiating the Ramanujan Fellowship?

The Ramanujan Fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific positions in India, especially those scientists who want to return to India from abroad. The Fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective.

Q3: How can a person apply for the Ramanujan Fellowship?

An eligible candidate can submit the Ramanujan Fellowship application in the prescribed format and then approach an Institute to host the Ramanujan Fellowship. The application should be forwarded by the Head of the host Institute.

Q4: When can a person apply for the Ramanujan Fellowship? What is the last date of acceptance of the application?

The applications for the Ramanujan Fellowship is accepted throughout the year and there is no last date of acceptance of the application.

Q5: What are the area covered under Ramanujan Fellowship?

All Areas of Science (in the broadest terms) are covered under this scheme.

Q6: Which are the institutes and universities where the Ramanujan Fellow can work?

The Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.

Q7: What are the eligibility criteria for applying for Ramanujan Fellowship?

Following are the eligibility criteria for applying for Ramanujan Fellowship: 1. The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age of 60 years 2. The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience. 3. These Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding tract-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible. 4. The candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.

Q8: What is the duration of the Ramanujan Fellowship?

The Ramanujan Fellowship duration is for 5 years..

Q9: When and how can the individual start his Ramanujan Fellowship?

A letter is sent by the Science & Engineering Research Board to the Individual as well as to the host Institute informing the award of Ramanujan Fellowship. After this the Individual has to sent his Acceptance Letter to the Host Institute, indicating the Month when he wants to start the Fellowship, and then the Institute will forward his Acceptance Letter to the Science & Engineering Research Board. Based on this letter the Department will process the case for getting the administrative and financial approvals and then a Sanction Order is issued to the Host Institute (and a copy to the Ramanujan Fellow) and a copy is marked to the Drawing and Disbursing Officer, SERB for disbursing the grant under Ramanujan Fellowship. When the grant money is received by the Host Institute, the Ramanujan Fellow can start his Fellowship.

Q10: What is the nature of support the Ramanujan Fellow is entitled for?

The Ramanujan Fellow is entitled to a Fellowship of Rs.75,000/- per month and in addition a Research Grant of Rs.5.00 Lakh per annum.

Q11: What are the other emoluments if any under Ramanujan Fellowship like HRA etc?

For other emoluments like HRA the individual has to negotiate with the Institute in his own capacity.

Q12: Can a person avail grants under Ramanujan Fellowship and Salary from the Institute at the same time?

No, A person can opt either for his salary in the Institute or Fellowship amount under Ramanujan Fellowship. However, a person can avail Research Grant of Rs.5.00 Lacs per annum alongwith Salary from the Institute.

Q13: Can a person change the host institute after getting Ramanujan Fellowship?

A person can change the host institute after getting Ramanujan Fellowship. He has to get NOCs from both the Institutes.

Q14: How many times a person can avail International Travel per year in the Ramanujan Fellowship?

A person can avail one International Travel per annum under Ramanujan Fellowship.

Q15: How does a Ramanujan Fellow get his subsequent Grant?

The Grant for the subsequent year are released only after receiving Statement of Expenditure (SE) and Utilization Certificate (UC) in the prescribed format (available in the website). The SE and UC are financial year wise i.e. from 01st April to 31st March. And for the first year it would be from the Date of Start (DOS) to 31st March and subsequently from 01st April to 31st March. In addition, a Yearly Review of the work of the Ramanujan Fellow is required to be done by the Committee Chaired by the Head of the Institute. This yearly review report is to be submitted alongwith the SE & UC.

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