Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support 2021

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EligibilityPhD/MD/MS/MDS/MVSc degree holders
AwardResearch grant of INR 2 lakh per annum

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About the Program

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites applications for Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS) 2021 from PhD/MD/MS/MDS/MVSc degree holders. MATRICS scheme is aimed to provide fixed grant support to active researchers with good credentials in Mathematical Sciences. The selected fellows will receive a research grant of INR 2 lakh per annum for a period of three years. 

Fellowship Details
  • Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support 2021 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, a candidate must -

    • Be an active researcher in the field of Mathematical Sciences and allied areas, Science and Engineering or Social Sciences
    • Hold a PhD or MD/MS/MDS/MVSc degree and must be working on a regular basis in academic institutions/national labs or any other recognized R&D institutions
    • Have completed a PhD or MD/MS/MDS/MVSc degree at least five years prior to the submission of the proposal
    • Have at least four years of service remaining before superannuation as on the date of submission of the proposal

    The selected fellows will receive a research grant of INR 2 lakh per annum for a period of three years.


    The following documents are required (in PDF) :

    • Biodata 
    • 1-2 page(s) project proposal 
    • List of ten most significant publications 
    • List of all publications in the last five years 
    • Certificate from Principal Investigator 
    • Endorsement Letter from the Head of Institution 
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps to apply: 

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Once registered, log in with the user name and password and go to Menu>Proposal Submission>Form Submission. 
    Step 3: Fill in the application form with the required details.
    Step 4: Attach the necessary documents to the application.
    Step 5: Submit the application

Important Dates

Application start date: 23rd February 2021
Application deadline: 22nd March 2021

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee and the criteria of consideration would be -

  • Credentials of PI
  • Publications record
  • Mathematical/theoretical content of the proposal
Terms and Conditions
  • An applicant is eligible to submit only one proposal during a call.
  • Co-PIs are not allowed in the scheme.
  • PIs who have received a grant under MATRICS/CREST cannot apply under SERB International Travel Support Scheme during the project duration.
  • The grant can be used for the following purpose -
    • Purchase of textbooks and monographs.
    • Purchase of minor equipment such as a workstation, laptop, etc.
    • Purchase of software for research purposes.
    • Travel support and payment of registration fee for invited talks or presenting a paper in national and international conferences.
    • Travel support for collaborative visits in India and abroad.
    • Travel support and other logistics for inviting students and young researchers for research activities.
  • At the end of each year, the recipients should upload annual report including a list of publications and details of talks given in conferences and collaborations that have been initiated.
  • Proposals submitted need to be original and plagiarism in any form will not be acceptable.
  • Applicants are requested to pre-check their proposals for plagiarism before uploading to avoid any serious repercussions at a later stage.

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