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SERB Distinguished Fellowship

SERB Distinguished Fellowship

SERB Distinguished Fellowship


Many active senior scientists who are passionate in research find it extremely difficult to continue their research after superannuation and forced to stop doing research against their choice. The great amount of knowledge and more importantly the experience that they have accumulated over many years, which may be considered a non-replaceable treasure, can be lost if some avenues are not made available to them. In order to support research of eminent scientists who do not hold any administrative roles and functions but are active and performing, SERB has instituted Distinguished SERB Fellowship Award.




To support research of superannuated eminent senior scientists who are passionate in research and actively involved in R & D activities even after their retirement.




– The nominee should be a superannuated but an active resident Indian scientist/ academician who is associated with any recognized Indian laboratory / institute / university with proven track record of outstanding contributions in any one or more areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, during the last 10 years, including continued excellent research output in the last five years. The scientists left with maximum of six months period service to superannuate after the closing date of nomination, may also apply.

– The nominee must have received recognition for his work from national / international scientific bodies such as membership in prestigious academies.

– The nominee should not hold any administrative roles and functions and is not in receipt of any other fellowship / salary.



Research grant of Rs.20.0 lakhs per annum and fel lowship amount of Rs.60, 000 per month will be given to each Fellow.

The research grant shall be used for manpower, equipment, travel (including international), contingency, etc.

The award will be given initially for a period of 3 years and is extendable for another 2 years.

Who can nominate?


Past and Present Presidents of any of the national science academies (including Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine), Directors of National Laboratories, Vice-Chancellors of Universities and members of Science and Engineering Research Board.


Note:After the final selection, the selected Distinguish Fellow cannot defer joining the host institute (under formal guidelines) for more than a year.


Call for Nominations for “SERB Distinguished Fellowship”


Nominations are invited for the award of SERB Distinguished Fellowship. This fellowship is granted to a few retired eminent resident Indian scientists/ academicians who are active and have proven record of accomplishments in scientific and technological research. The scientists left with maximum of six months period service to superannuate after the closing date of nomination, may also apply.


For the eligibility, grant and other terms of conditions of nomination including its validity, you may refer to the SERB website http://serb.gov.in/sdf.php


Date of Opening: 1st October 2018


Date of Closing: 30th November 2018


Nominations needs to be sent along with enclosed proforma (including curriculum vitae, resume, profile etc.) as appended on the next page.


The soft copy of the nominations along with Proforma may be sent through email to keerti.serb(at)gmail.com. The hard copy of the Nominations along with Proforma must be sent to the following mentioned address.


Dr. R K Mehajan
(Programme Advisor, SERB Distinguished Fellowship)
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
5& 5A, Lower Ground Floor
Vasant Square Mall, Sector-B, Pocket-5
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110 070.


For more information please refer :  http://serb.gov.in/


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