SERB Core Research Grant (Individual Centric) 2021

Follow this page to get timely alerts on
  • Latest announcement about this scholarship
  • Updates on scholarship deadline extension
  • Notification of scholarship result declaration
Add appropriate tags
EligibilityEmerging and eminent scientists/researchers
AwardCore research support

About the Program


The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites applications for the SERB Core Research Grant (Individual Centric) 2021 from emerging and eminent scientists. The scheme provides core research support to active researchers and encourages emerging scientists in the field of science and engineering for an individual-centric competitive mode of funding.

  • SERB Core Research Grant (Individual Centric) 2021
    • Applicant must be an Indian citizen.
    • The applicant must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized academic institution or a national laboratory or in any other recognized R & D institution in India.
    • The PI and Co-Investigator(s) should hold PhD degree in Science, Mathematics, Engineering or MD/MS/MDS/MVSc degree at the time of applying for the grant.

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits: 

    • Research support to an individual researcher or a group of researchers working in a recognized academic institution or national laboratory or in other recognized R & D institution in India.
    • Funding for research which extends to a period of 3 years.
    • Overheads are also provided to the implementing institution as per prevailing norms of SERB.
    • Research grant to cover equipment, manpower, consumables, travel and contingency.

    The following documents are required to be attached along with the application: 

    • Biodata
    • Certificate from the principal investigator
    • Endorsement letter from the head of the institution
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Log in to access the application form and fill in the required details in the Profile Detail section under User Profile.
    Step 3: Upload the required documents as a single PDF.
    Step 4: Submit the application.

Important Dates
  • Application open: 01st February 2021
  • Application deadline: 08th March 2021
Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on the recommendations of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) constituted by SERB.

Terms and Conditions
  • The grant is to help researchers undertake research and development in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.
  • The funding is provided for a duration of 3 years.
  • An applicant can apply for only one proposal during a call.
  • At any given time, only one project is allowed.
  • If a project is approved for SERB support, the quotations of the approved equipment need to be uploaded within one month of the date of the Approval Letter.
  • The documents to be uploaded as a single PDF file should not be more than 10 MB in size.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

Meanwhile, browse our featured scholarships and other related scholarships while you wait for the launch of this scholarship.

Featured Scholarships


All the information provided here is for reference purpose only. While we strive to list all scholarships for benefit of students, Buddy4Study does not guarantee the accuracy of the data published here. For official information, please refer to the official website. read more

Contact Us