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SERB – POWER Fellowship

Scope and Eligibility:

This fellowship is designed to identify and reward excellent women researchers in Indian academic institutions and R&D laboratories, holding Ph.D. degree in any branch of science and engineering.

  • The nominee should be an active scientist with an excellent record of research performance as an independent investigator.
  • The nominee should be in regular service throughout the duration of Fellowship.
  • The nominee should be an Indian citizen between 35-55 years of age working in institutions in India.
  • The nominee should not be receiving any other fellowships from Government sources during the tenure.

Nature of Support and Duration:

  • Fellowship of Rs. 15,000/- per month in addition to regular income.
  • Research grant of Rs. 10 lakh per annum. Research grant can be used for minor equipment, manpower, consumables, contingencies and domestic travel.
  • Overheads for the host institute.
  • Fellowship duration will be fixed for three years, without the possibility of extension.
  • Successful POWER Fellows cannot be re-nominated for a second time.

Nomination Procedure:

  • Applications for POWER fellowships are invited normally through nominations. The nominations should be sent by the Heads of the Institutions or Fellows of National Academies.
  • The nominations will be received throughout the year through online ( only.
  • Selection of POWER Fellows will be made twice a year by a specially constituted Search-cum-Selection Committee.
Name of the Programme Programme Advisor / Coordinator Programme Officer
POWER Fellowship Dr. Praveen Kumar S
Scientist F
Dr. Monika Agrawal
Scientist F