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Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the Award of Fellowships Under the Scheme “SERC Visiting Fellowships.”

Eligibility: (i) The applicant should possess Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or MD in Medicine or a Ph.D in Science. (ii) The candidate should be a scientist/technologist and hold regular position in recognised science and technology institution/colleges/university and should be actively engaged in research work in newly emerging and front line areas. (iii) The candidate should be less than 50 years

Sponsorship: (i) Candidate must be officially sponsored, i.e., application should be formally towarded by their employers/Head of the institutions with the commitment to depute them for training/research under “SERC Visiting Fellowships Scheme”. (ii) Nomination from the heads of selected national institutions and institutions and eminent scientist/experts would also be entertained


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Details of the Fellowship: (1) The candidate should themselves correspond with the research organizations/laboratory for their placement. These institutions should be recognized outstanding institutions/laboratories where major research and development projects are in progress. (2) The fellowship is awarded for a period of 3 months and the training period should be preferably completed in one visit. (3) The fellowship awarded will be Rs. 6000 per month plus Rs. 2,000 per month (contingency) which will be reimbursed through the parent institution. (4) A sum of Rs. 2000 per month will be provided to the host institution for meeting the overhead expenses including infrastructural facilities (laboratory facility with basic chemicals and glassware and secretarial facility). (5) Cost of one time to and-fro rail travel expenses by the entitled class in the parent institution (1 st Class/II AC/III AC) from the parent organization to the proposed institute of work will be reimbursed. DA for the journey and internal travel will have to be borne by the parent institution/employee. (6) Requests for additional grant for a specific purpose like experimental training/field survey, etc., will be considered on its merit. (7) Rules governing payment of salary, seniority, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension, etc., of the institution to which the fellow belongs would continue to be applicable. However, no liability under these Rules will be borne by Department of Science & Technology. (8) The fellowship should be availed within a period of 9 months from the date of award of the fellowship. Failure to do so would render them to forfeit the award. (9) The candidate chosen for the fellowship would be required to submit a detailed report on the work done during the fellowship to DST in a prescribed format.

Candidates may submit their application typed on A4 size plain paper (10 copies) with single enclosures in the format given within 45 days from the date of publication of the advertisement to: Head, SERC Division, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.

Format of application for visiting Fellowships and Statement from present employers are published along with the advertisement.

Notifications are issued in February.