SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) 2022

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EligibilityPh.D. degree holders
AwardVariable awards

About the Program


Last Updated On : 07-06-2022   Posted By : Rajnika

SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) 2022 is an opportunity offered by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to Ph.D. degree holders. The program aims to impart high-end research training in frontier areas of Science and Technology, which are of interest to India by providing an opportunity to visit leading institutions/universities across the globe for a period of 2-6 months. The selected fellows will receive variable awards.

  • SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must-

    • Be 40 years of age (as of the date of submission of application)
    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of Science and Engineering from recognized institutions in India
    • Hold a permanent position in any Indian research and academic institution


    Note - 

    • Applicants having MBBS/MD degree and Veterinary doctors are also eligible.
    • Applicants having Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) award are also eligible to apply.

    The selected fellows will receive the following way -

    • Monthly fellowship amount equivalent to the US $ 3000, one-time Contingency/Preparatory allowances of INR 75,000 per month to cover visa fees, airport transfer charges, insurance etc.
    • Overseas Medical Insurance in India and abroad of INR 20,000 per month
    • The shortest route economy class airfare from the place of work in India to the place of the host institute and back
    • Biodata of applicant 
    • Biodata of Overseas Host Scientist
    • Consent letter from the host 
    • Research Plan
    • Plagiarism undertaking 
    • Certificate from Applicant
    • Endorsement Letter from the Head of Institution
    • Age Proof Certificate (Class X marksheet or Birth certificate)
    • Category Certificate (In case of Age Relaxation)


    Note - The documents must be uploaded in the specified format.

    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply for the grant - 

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Navigate to the 'How to Apply Online' section, click on the given link and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If the applicant is already registered, kindly log in using valid credentials.)
    Step 3: After successful registration, fill in the required details in the mandatory fields in Profile Detail under User Profile, upload the necessary documents and submit the online application.


    Note - The proposal has to be uploaded in a single PDF file not more than 10 MB like other technical documents (OTD).

Important Dates

Application Start Date - 1st August 2022
Application Deadline - 30th August 2022

Selection Criteria

All the fellows will be selected on the basis of their performance.

Terms and Conditions
  • The maximum duration of the abroad visit is limited to 06 months.
  • No liability on any of these will be borne by SERB.
  • Copy of acceptance letter from the host institution.

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