SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) 2020

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Last updated on: 07-Apr-2020
EligibilityPost-doctoral applicants
RegionIndia
AwardMonthly stipend of up to INR 55,000 and other benefits
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites applications for the SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) 2020 from post-doctoral applicants. The fellowship is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them with support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows have the opportunity to get a fellowship of INR 55,000 per month and other benefits. 

Fellowship
  • SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Have obtained a PhD/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University
    • Not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application

    Note: 

    • Age relaxation of 5 years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.
    • N-PDF can be availed only once by a candidate in his/her career.
    • The mentor must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized institution in India. He/she should hold a PhD degree in Science or Engineering.
    • Applicants who have submitted their PhD/M.D/M.S thesis and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered lower fellowship amount till they qualify the eligible degree.
    Benefits

    The selected fellows will receive the following benefits: 

    • Monthly consolidated stipend of INR 55,000
    • Monthly consolidated stipend of INR 35,000 (for candidates who have submitted the thesis but the degree has not been awarded)
    • Research Grant of INR 2 lakhs per annum
    • Overheads of INR 1 lakh per annum
    Documents

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

    • Bio-data (Download Template)
    • Age Proof Certificate
    • Qualification Certificate
    • Category Certificate (in case of Age Relaxation)
    • Undertaking Certificate by the applicant (Download Template)
    • Endorsement Certificate from the Mentor & Host Institute (Download Template)
    • Short CV of the mentor (see online portal for its format)
    • CV of Mentor (Download Template)
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply: 

    Step 1: Click here to register for N-PDF.
    Step 2: After logging in, proceed to fill in the application form by providing profile details.
    Step 3: Fill in all the required details and upload the documents as a single PDF file.
    Step 4: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 13th May 2020

Selection Criteria
  • The selection of the applicant will be based on the recommendations made by an Expert Committee that will be constituted by the Board.
  • If required, the applicants may be called in for a personal interview.
Terms and Conditions
  • The research grant can be used by the applicant for minor equipment, consumables, contingencies and domestic travel.
  • There is no extra provision for manpower support under this scheme.
  • The fellow is expected to undertake the research objectives by himself/herself during the entire duration of the fellowship.
  • The fellows are not eligible to receive any other fellowship from any source during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • The fellows must seek the consent of the SERB if they intend to be away from the implementing institute (except for fieldwork related to the project) continuously for a period of more than 8 weeks. 
  • The fellows will not be allowed to work with the PhD guide/co-guide. It is also normally not availed at the same Department/Institution where the candidates have earned their PhD/M.S/M.D degree.
  • The fellowship is purely a temporary assignment tenable for a period of 2 years.
  • The application form of the candidates along with their research proposal should be submitted on the official fellowship page.
  • The applicant must identify a suitable Mentor under whom the proposed research would be carried out.

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