J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) 2018


Nominations are invited for the JC Bose National Fellowships 2018. The fellowship is meant to recognize active scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and contributions. The Science & Engineering Research Board will administer this scheme. The fellowships are scientist–specific and very selective



All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship



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The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India, with upper age limit of 68 years for completion of fellowship

The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent: namely Ph.D. in Science/ Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/ MD in Medicine, etc. and must have carried out several years of work in the specific area

These Fellowships are meant for those who have a proven track record as evident from their research publications and recognitions

The candidate must have a regular position in an Institute/ Organization and should be engaged in research. If he /she is availing any other fellowship, he/ she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships



The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years


Nature of Support

The value of the fellowship will be Rs. 25000/- per month in addition to regular income

Research grant of Rs. 15.00 lakh per annum

Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum to the host institute


The nominations can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions; JC Bose Fellows and Presidents of National science academies.

The nominations are received throughout the year.


Methodology for Selection

The Institution in which the candidate is working would provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support for research

The candidate will continue to work at the place of his employment

The availability of JC Bose Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from the interested scientists and engineers. The Institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations



Candidates can apply online. The nomination form is available throughout the year on the official website: www.serb.gov.in

All the nomination in original form and 4 photocopies duly filled and signed by the head of the host institute need to be sent to the following address:
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), 5 and 5A Lower ground floor Vasant Square Mall, Sector -B Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070


Important Dates

Application Deadline:   Application are accepted throughout the year


Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi

(Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008), Dept. of Sciences & Technology, Govt. of India, Science and Engineering Research Board, 5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor, Vasant Square Mall, Sector-B, Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, Website www.serb.gov.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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