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SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017

Deadline: 15-Mar-2017

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Award$ 3000, preparatory allowances of 60000 to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, insurance, overseas medical insurance 20000
EligibilityPost Doctoral
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

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

Description

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 objective is 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 and get $3000, preparatory allowances of 60000 to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, insurance, overseas medical insurance 20000. The program admits applicants in identified areas and sends them to top institutions around the globe, other than the USA and also to institutions where internationally acclaimed scientists are working.

Eligibility

  • Open to Indian nationals only.
  • Applicants 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.
  • Offer letter from the overseas host institution (Other than USA).

How to apply?

Application can be done by post or by email with the following steps:
Step 1:
The application should be prepared and submitted strictly according to the formats prescribed in this document (Annexure I).
Step 2: The applicant should also submit a letter of approval of research plan from the host.
Step 3: Attach a copy of acceptance letter from the host institution.
Step 4: Make sure to quote the registration number/ letter number (given by SERB) in all your future communications.
Step 5: The information should be given under each section, even if it is Nil.
Step 6: The applicants may submit 3 copies of the application printed on both the sides of A4 size paper.
Step 7: Now email it or send it to the given address:

Programme Coordinator, Overseas PDF
Science and Engineering Research Board
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor
Vasant Square Mall
Sector-B, Pocket-5
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi-110070

More Information

Guidelines:

  • The application for consideration under the SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (SERB OPDF) can be submitted only when the call for application is made.
  • The application should be prepared and submitted strictly according to the formats prescribed in this document (Annexure I).
  • The duration of the fellowship is for a period of one year. The fellowship may be extended for one more year subject to evaluation. Application for such extension should reach SERB Office well in advance accompanied by reports from the host justifying the extension of the fellowship. No extension is possible beyond two years. Fellowship for less than six months will not be entertained. However, in exceptional cases fellowship for shorter periods may also be considered.
  • For scientists/researchers in regular employment, rules governing payment of salary, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension etc. of the organisation/ institution/ university to which the fellow belongs would
  • continue to be applicable. No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by SERB.
  • The applicants selected for the award of the fellowship should commence their research in the overseas institution within three months from the date of the offer letter, and if not, the offer will be automatically stands withdrawn and no correspondence will be entertained thereafter.
  • Application from the researcher in regular employment should be forwarded through the head of organisation/ department where the applicant is employed.
  • The applicant should also submit a letter of approval of research plan from the host.
  • A copy of acceptance letter from the host institution.
  • Please make sure to quote the registration number/ letter number (given by SERB) in all your future communications.
  • The information should be given under each section, even if it is Nil.

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