SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship India 2019

SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship India 2019

SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship India 2019

The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.

Degree Level: The Scholarship is for Post Doctoral degree

Available Subject: Research in frontier areas of science and engineering

Sholarship Benefits: 

Sl. No. Budget Head Amount
1. Fellowship Rs. 55,000/- per month (consolidated)
Rs. 35,000/ p.m for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not yet awarded
2. Research Grant Rs. 2,00,000/- per annum
3. Overheads Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum

Eligible Nationalities: Only Indian Students

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must 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 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.
  • The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years at the time of the submission of application, age will be calculated by taking the date of closure of the respective call. Age relaxation of 5 (five) years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.
  • NPDF can be availed only once by a candidate in his/her career.
  • Mentor must hold a regular academic / research position in a recognized institution in India. Should hold Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering.
  • A mentor shall not have more than two SERB NPDF fellows at any given time.
  • Aspirants of NPDF, ECRA and CRG (EMR) can submit their proposal only once in a calendar year in any one of these schemes.

Application procedure: 

For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:

  • Applicants should first register into the online website click here to register
  • After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in Profile Detail section under User Profile, which includes Bio data, photo, Institute Address, etc.
  • Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of the proposal (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) should be provided online at the time of submission of the application.
  • Work Methodology and Research plan has to be uploaded in single PDF file not more than 3 pages (max 10 MB).
  • For details one may visit

Complete guidelines for Principal Investigator for SERB-online system

Documents Required (in PDF) Should be in Prescribed Format:

  • Biodata (under user profile section) 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).

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