SERB Science and Technology Award for Research, 2020

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Last updated on: 06-Dec-2019
EligibilityPhD students
RegionIndia
AwardINR 15,000 per month and INR 10,00,000 per annum
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India invites applications for SERB Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR) 2020 from researchers. This fellowship aims to recognize and reward outstanding performance of Principal Investigators (PIs) of SERB projects. Selected scholars as SERB-STAR will get a fellowship of INR 15,000/- per month, research grant of INR 10 lakh per annum and INR 1 lakh per annum as overhead charges for a period of three years.

Fellowship
  • SERB Science and Technology Award for Research, 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Have completed individual-centric SERB project in previous three financial years with "Excellent" grading
    • Be PI of such projects (Co-PIs are not eligible) 
    • Hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized academic institution or national laboratories or any other recognized R&D institutions
    • Be within 40 to 50 years as on December 31 of the year in which the call is made
    Benefits

    The selected fellows will get the following awards:

    • A fellowship of INR 15,000/- per month
    • Research grant of INR 10 lakh per annum
    • INR 1 lakh per annum as overhead charges for a period of three years
       
    Documents
    • Project completion report (PCR)
    • List of publications resulting from the completed project (if any)
    • Reprints of publications (if applicable)
    • Details of patents from the completed project (if any)
    • Patent documents (if applicable)
    • Documents related to technology transfer (if any)
    • List of complete publications, patents and any other significant contribution
    • Certificate from PI Download Template
    • Endorsement certificate Download Template
    • Technical Document Download Template
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Register in SERB online portal.
    Step 2: Make log-in and fill all the required details.
    Step 3: Under 'Form Submission', choose Scheme: STAR, and fill the STAR nomination form.
    Step 4: After filling the details, send STAR nomination form to Nominator.
    Step 5: Nominator would receive intimation via email with a link to SERB online portal, to view the filled-in STAR Nomination form.
    Step 6: Nominator has to submit the nomination to SERB.
    Step 7: Once submitted, PI and Nominator will receive an intimation regarding the successful submission.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

Selection Criteria

The selection by a competent committee will be based on the performance of completed projects and other research work would carry a top-up weight.

Terms and Conditions
  • PIs who have an ongoing fellowship/honorarium such as JC Bose Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, etc. are not eligible for this fellowship.
  • Candidates who are nominated for SERB STAR but are unsuccessful can be re-nominated for consideration in the following year subject to fulfilling other eligibility criteria.
  • A nomination shall be made by the Head of the Institution of the nominee.
  • At Stage 1 - Preliminary Scrutiny, verification of eligibility criteria including "Excellent" grading will be carried out by SERB. Only those nominations found eligible would be considered for Stage 2 - Award Selection Process.
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