SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022: Apply Online, Eligibility

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 has been launched by the Science And Engineering Research Board. This program is specially designed for Indian researchers who desire to pursue their research outside the country. This scheme is very beneficial for the applicants. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility may apply for the fellowship program. All the necessary details related to the program like the application process, important dates, selection process, and many more are given below. Applicants should read the article before going to download the application.

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship is an initiative of SERB, a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology Government of India. Under SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship the beneficiaries will get monetary benefits to pursue their research work outside India. Full stop applicants will get a period of one year for their research work which can be extended further for another one year on the basis of the progress of research work. 

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Overview of SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 

  • Name of the scheme: SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Launched by: Science and Engineering Research Board
  • Ministry: Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Launched for: Indian researchers
  • Benefits: Monetary and other
  • Mode of application: online/ offline
  • Official site: dst.gov.in

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Area of Fellowship

Advanced ManufacturingEnergyMaterialsCognitive Science
Algorithms and Combinatorial OptimizationsModelingMental HealthComplex systems
Quantum Computing and SpintronicsBig DataHumanoid RoboticsEncryption and decryption
Science of Climate ChangeBio-energyImagingSustainable Chemistry
Theoretical Mathematical ScienceBiologyMathematicsGenetic to Physiology
High-Performance Computation in PhysicsGlaciologyCybersecurityMechanobiology / Physical Biology
Petroleum and PetroChemical EngineeringChemistryMechatronics

Objective Of SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Many doctorate degree holders who recently completed their degree desire to pursue their research work with a reputed organization. There are many reputed organizations in India but completing the research work from a foreign Institute adds value to the career. By starting this fellowship program, the objective of the Government of India is to build national capacity in frontier areas of science. 

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Benefits Of Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Selected candidates will get a fellowship amount equivalent to US $ 3000, 
  • One-time Contingency / Preparatory allowances of Rs.60,000/- to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, insurance, etc.
  • Economy class airfare and from their place of work in India to the place of the host institute and back

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be an Indian
  • The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in the field of Engineering or medicine from a recognized Institute established in India.
  • Applicant must have passed his Ph.D. degree in the preceding 2 years. The researchers who are already regular employees will get two years of relaxation.
  • The age of the applicant should not be more than 35 years
  • Applicants must hold the offer letter from the institute where they want to do the fellowship. (except the USA).

Selection Procedure of SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Selection of the students will be made by the selection committee on the basis of the research proposal submitted by the applicant in the prescribed area.

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Documents Required

  • Filled in application 
  • Bio­data of the candidate
  • Letter of acceptance from the host institution
  • Letter of acceptance of research plan by the host
  • Statement from the employer (For employed applicant)
  • Summary of Applicant    

Important Date

The last date to apply for the fellowship will be updated soon.

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 Application Procedure

Aspirants have to follow the further mentioned process to apply for the fellowship:

  • You should go to the official website of the Science and Engineering Research Board
SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-22 Application Procedure
  • Then go to the award & fellowship option from the menu bar and a drop-down list will open
  • From the list, you have to select the “SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship” option
SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-22 Application Procedure
  • A new page will open on the screen along with the information read it carefully
  • Choose “Formats and guideline” option and a new page will open 
  • Select the pdf icon or directly click here to get the application form
SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 Application Procedure
  • Download the application form and take a print of it 
  • Fill in the details as asked in the application form such as 
    • Name of Applicant:
    • Designation:
    • Department:
    • Institute Name:
    • Address:
    • Other information
  • Attach the signed documents with the application form
  • Submit the application by email to opdf@serb.gov.in or post to Programme Coordinator, Overseas PDF Science and Engineering Research Board 5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor Vasant Square Mall Sector-B, Pocket-5 Vasant Kunj New Delhi-110070

FAQs

When the application form filling process will start for this fellowship program

The application form filling process will commence soon.

How can I apply for this fellowship scheme?

You can submit the application form online or offline mode after getting the offer letter from the foreign Institute.

I’m not a resident of India but having Indian citizenship can I apply for the fellowship?

Yes, you can apply for this Fellowship only in case you have pursued your education at Indian Institute.

What is the minimum educational requirement to apply for the fellowship program?

This is very clear in the name of the scheme itself, applicants have to pursue a doctoral degree to apply for this fellowship program.

Do I have to sign any Bond?

Yes, you have to sign a bond in which you have to accept that the fellowship would be treated as a grant in aid if the followed return to India after successful completion of the fellowship program. In case the applicant does not come back to India or discontinues the course in Midway the grant will treat as a loan.

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