SERB New Delhi Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014 announced


Last date for receiving the application is: 30th September 2014 Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi, invites applications for Post Doctoral Fellowship for 2014-15 session. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is launching SERB Overseas Postdoctoral fellowships The Programme aims to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science and Engineering which are of interest to India by providing postdoctoral fellowship for a period of one year extendable to one more year subject to satisfactory performance Objectives To Build capacity in frontier areas of Science which are interest to India by providing post doctoral fellowship for a period not exceeding 2 years To tap the expertise gained by these young scientists to strengthen / initiate national programmes in their domain knowledge


Eligibility i. The scheme is open to Indian nationals only ii. Should have completed PhD degree in science and engineering not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India; for researchers who are in regular employment, the 2 years period may be relaxed; however, the age should not exceed 35 years iii. Offer letter from the overseas host institution


Fellowship The selected fellows will be paid a monthly fellowship amount equivalent to US$ 3000, and one time Contingency / Preparatory allowances of Rs 60,000/- to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, medical insurance etc The selected fellows will be provided shortest route economy class air fare and from their place of work in India to the place of the host institute and back Important Instructions Application for consideration under the SERB overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can be submitted only when the call for application is made The application should be prepared and submitted strictly according to the formats prescribed in this document The duration of the fellowship is for a period of one year with the possibility of extension for one more year subject to satisfactory performance Application for such extension should reach SERB office well in advance accompanied by reports from the host justifying the extension of the fellowship No Extension is possible beyond two years For scientists in regular employment, rules governing payment of salary, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension etc. of the Organization/Institution/ University to which the fellow belongs would continue to be institution / university to which the fellow belongs would continue to be applicable No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by SERB The candidates selected for the award of the fellowship should commence their research in the overseas institution within three months from the date of the offer letter, and if not, the offer will be automatically stands withdrawn and no correspondence will be entertained thereafter Application should be forwarded through the head of organization / department where the candidate is employed The candidate should also submit a letter of approval of research plan from the host Copy of acceptance letter from host institution Please make sure to quote the registration number / letter number (given by SERB) in all your future communications The information should be given under each section, even if it is Nil The candidates may submit 3 copies of the application printed on both the sides of A4 size paper and send to the Program Coordinator 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 A softcopy of the proposal complete in all respect should also be mailed to: The envelope containing the proposal should be super scribed with "SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2014-15" Last date for receiving the application is: 30th September 2014


Selection Procedure The selection would be made among students who gained admission to postdoctoral program in overseas institutions The research should be undertaken in one or more of the following disciplines: Materials, Energy, Sustainable Chemistry, Quantum Computing and Spintronics, Complex System Mathematical Science, Big Data, Mechanobiology / Physical Biology, bio-energy, Genetic to Physiology, Mental Health, High Performance Computation in Physics, Chemistry, biology and Mathematics, Humanoid Robotics, Cognitive Science, Mechnotronics, Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Encryption and decryption, petroleum and Petro-Chemical Engineering, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations The Candidates will be required to submit a research proposal in above mentioned area that he/she would be undertaking in the postdoctoral study The Board will constitute a selection committee to select the candidates Bond The selected fellows should execute a bond stating that the fellowship would be treated as grant-in-aid if the fellows return to India after successful completion or else it will be treated as a loan to fellows who do not come back or discontinue the course in midway
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