SERB National post Doctoral Fellowship Programme 2021

Are you looking for a fellowship? The science and engineering Research board invites applications from the eligible candidate for the national Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) 2020-21. Read this article to know details regarding eligibility criteria, selection procedure and how to apply, etc.

About program

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) offers the National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) for post-doctoral students. The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is intended to identify motivated young scholars and support for researching areas of science and engineering. In this fellowship, the scholar will receive an opportunity to work under a mentor and develop as independent researchers. Any recognized academic institutions, national labs, and R&D institutions can implement the national post-doctoral fellowship.

Details of Fellowship

The Fellows will receive 55,000/- per month. For those who have submitted their PhD degree, Rs. 35,000/- per month will be offered till they are awarded the eligible degree. The research grant is offered 2,00000 lakh per annum. It can be used for minor equipment, consumables, contingencies and domestic travel. the fellowship is taxable under the Income Tax rules of India The fellowship is tenable only in India and can be implemented in any of the recognized academic institutions, national laboratories and other recognized R & D institutions. The fellowship is purely on a temporary basis and is tenable for a period of 2 years. The fellows will not be allowed to receive any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental source during the tenure of the fellowship.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.

  • The applicant should have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University. Those who have submitted their PhD/M.D/M.S thesis and are awaiting the award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered a lower fellowship amount till they qualify for the eligible degree
  • The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years and age relaxation of 5 (five) years would be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.

  • How to apply

    Interested candidates must visit official website and check the official notification of SERB-N PDF2020 to apply online for a postdoctoral fellowship.The application must be filled and submitted online through the link available on the official website only. Be careful while filling the online application. Applicants should first register on the online website. Log in using login credentials. After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in the Profile Detail section under User Profile which includes Bio-data, Photo, Institute Address etc. Please ensure that your proposed Mentor is registered into the system by following the same procedure. After log-in, Mentor is also required to fill all the mandatory fields in the Profile Detail section under User Profile. which includes Bio-data, Photo, Institute Address etc. Besides, Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of the project (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) should be included at the time of application submission. Work Methodology and Research plan have to be uploaded in a single PDF file, not more than 3 pages (max 10 MB). The fellows must keep scanned copies of photographs, signatures, and other relevant documents ready while filling online applications. The call for applications for SERB-N PDF will be notified through the website. The application form along with a research proposal highlighting the objectives of the research work to be undertaken should be submitted online through the website.

    Documents to be uploaded

    1. Bio-data (under user profile section)

    2. Age Proof Certificate

    3. Qualification Certificate

    4. Category Certificate (in case of Age Relaxation)

    5. Undertaking Certificate by the applicant

    6. Endorsement Certificate from the Mentor & Host Institute

    7. Short CV of the mentor (see online portal for its format)

    8. CV of mentor

    Selection procedure

    The candidates who wish to apply for National Post-Doctoral Fellowship must select a suitable Mentor under whose guidance the proposed research would be carried out. Selection will be done based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee, constituted by the Board. If it is required, the committee will call upon the candidate for a personal interview.

    Important dates

    Commencement of online application: 3rd May 2021
    Last date to apply: 15th June 2021

    Contact information

    SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board)
    5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor,
    Vasant Square Mall
    Sector-B, Pocket-5 Vasant Kunj,
    New Delhi – 110 070
    Phone No. 011 40000398


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