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SERB Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric) 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Dec-2016
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AwardRs 35 lakh for a duration of 3 years
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Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor,
Vasant Square Mall,
Sector-B,  Pocket-5,
Vasant Kunj,
new Delhi-110070
Phone: 01140000310

What is SERB Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric) 2016-17?

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launched SERB Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric) for the academic year 2016-17.

SERB is inviting scientists for research in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences.

There is no maximum amount of grant for this venture. The monetary allowance is chosen in view of the prerequisite for its fruitful usage. The Investigator ought to propose a spending which is reasonable considering the foundation and assets accessible at the executing establishments. The normal cost of the EMR venture is Rs 35 lakh for a term of 3 years.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. Scientists and researcher doing project in Science and Maths are eligible to apply.
  2. Should have completed PhD in Science related subjects.
  3. Indians residing in India can apply only.

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online with following steps:

Step 1: Applicants have to register online.

Step 2: Applicants have to provide their details such as Email id and must generate a password, your name, mobile number, nationality and one identity proof (Passport/Pan/Aadhar number).

Step 3: The link will be sent to your email id. Verify that link.

Step 4: Login to

Step 5: Use your user name and password which you already used at the time of registration.

Step 6: Click on Sign in.

Step 7: Fill the details there and upload your bio data, project details synopsis, etc.

Step 8: Then click on submit.



Q: I want to apply for an Extra- mural Research Funding scheme for the first time. What is the maximum amount of the grant the Board will fund?

A: There is no upper limit ( or even lower limit) for a project grant. The budget is decided based on the requirement for its successful implementation. The Investigator should propose a budget which is realistic taking into account the infrastructure and resources available at the implementing institutions. The average cost of the EMR project is Rs.35 lakh for a duration of 3 years.

Q: Does the Board has any priority areas for funding under EMR scheme?

A: No. The Board funds all the areas of Science and Engineering without discriminating between disciplines. The proposal will be funded if it has novelty and the investigator has the competence to execute the project.

Q: I am currently executing an EMR project in the area of Chemical Sciences. I want to apply for an another EMR project in Physical Sciences. Will I be funded another project?

A: No. The Board funds only one project to an Investigator at a time, except in cases where calls for proposals are invited for specific areas/schemes/programs.

Q: Are Co-Investigators allowed in EMR project? If they are from different institutions, can the budget be provided separately to both the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s)?

A: Yes. Co-Investigator(s) are allowed in EMR project, provided the work proposed require complementary expertise for its implementation. A separate budget can also be provided to the Co-Investigator (s) even if they belong to different institutions.

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