Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) 2021

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EligibilityPhD in Science or MS/MD in Medicine or ME/MTech in Engineering/Technology degree holders
AwardFellowship of INR 60,000 pa and research grant of INR 5 lakhs pa

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About the Program


Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites applications for Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) 2021 from students having PhD degree in Science or MS/MD in Medicine or ME/MTech in Engineering/Technology. This scheme aims to facilitate mobility of faculty members working in state universities/colleges and in private academic institutions to carry out research work in an established publicly funded institution such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, National Institutions and Central Universities. The selected fellows will receive a fellowship of INR 60,000 per annum and other benefits. 

  • Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) 2021

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • Be an Indian citizen residing in India
    • Hold a PhD degree in Science or MS/MD in Medicine or ME/MTech in Engineering/Technology
    • Hold a regular academic/research position in state universities/ colleges and private academic institutions
    • Not hold any ongoing research projects or any fellowship at the time of submission of application
    • Not be more than 45 years of age at the time of the submission of the application


    • 5 (five) years age relaxation will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates).
    • A mentor should be preferably at the level of Associate Professor/ Scientist E or higher level. 
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    The selected scholars will receive -

    • A research fellowship of INR 60,000 per year
    • Research grant of INR 5 lakh per annum (50% each to host and parent institution) and overheads (as per SERB norms)
Important Dates

Application start date: 10th February 2021
Application deadline: 15th March 2021

Selection Criteria
  • The proposals will be evaluated through peer review processes as per SERB guidelines.
  • Selection for TARE scheme will be purely competitive based on the scientific merit of the proposal.
Terms and Conditions
  • Researchers being part of another project as Co-PIs, can apply
  • Only central institutes / national research labs and universities are eligible as host institute.
  • Age of the institute will not be considered, as long as it is affiliated by UGC / AICTE / MCI or other competent organizations of Government of India / State Governments.
  • The fellowship is tenable for three years covering areas under Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, including interdisciplinary areas. 

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