SERB Distinguished Fellowship

By | May 26, 2017

SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018: Science and Engineering Research Board has released a notification regarding SERB Distinguished Fellowship Program 2018. Department of Science and Technology conducts various fellowships through SERB Board time to time. The purpose of organizing fellowship programs is to encourage talented scientist and researchers to establish new projects.

SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018 is an invitation to highly experienced candidates who are superannuated from their job or profession. Many scientists have to stop their research after superannuation. Even though they have great interest and passion about research work, they are forced to leave their project(s) incomplete. Because such scientists/researchers do not have enough resources and support required to continue their research process.

In order to participate in SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018, the candidates must not hold an administrative role and function at any organization.

SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018

SERB Distinguished Fellowship

SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018 allows candidates to continue their research after superannuation. Science and Engineering Research Board will take care of expenses occur in research projects. Moreover, Government of India will also provide fellowship allowance to candidates on monthly basis. Interested candidates are advised to go through eligibility criteria and terms & conditions before they apply for SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018.

Name of Organization:

Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Official Website:

Name of Fellowship:

SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018

Duration of Fellowship:

Initially, the duration of SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018 will be three years. SERB Board may extend the fellowship period for two more years.

Extension to fellowship will be given on the basis of candidate’s performance and result of overall research done in three years.

Schedule of Fellowship:

For dates and schedule of Fellowship Program, kindly refer Official Notification.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must be superannuated from their job or profession.

Candidates must have received recognition for their research work /project from National and/or International scientific bodies.

For further eligibility details, please refer Official Notification.

Areas of Research:

Candidates need to do research work in Science and Engineering related research areas.

Fellowship Allowance/Remuneration:

During the period of fellowship, SERB Board will pay Fellowship Allowance of Rs.60,000/- per month to selected candidates.

Financial Support:

Candidates will be given complete support for their research project from Science and Engineering Research Board. The SERB Board will provide a research grant of Rs.5,00,000 (05 Lacs) per annum to each candidate.

Candidates should use the money of Research Grant to get manpower, equipment, domestic & international travelling, contingency etc.

Process of Selection:

Selection of candidates for fellowship program will be processed based on their knowledge, skills, completed research projects and work experience.

How to Apply Online for SERB Distinguished Fellowship Program 2018:

  1. Log on to official website at
  2. Select Awards & Fellowships tab and click on the tab SERB Distinguished Fellowship.
  3. Read whole advertisement/notification of fellowship carefully.
  4. Click on Online Submission tab or directly visit
  5. Find out SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018 and click on it.
  6. Fill up the application form with required personal, educational and experience details.
  7. Upload your CV, Experience Certificate, Superannuation proof and other documents as mentioned.
  8. Submit the application form online on completion of filling up.
  9. Save and note down your Application Registration Number/ID for future reference.
  10. Take printout of your application form for record and more use.

Important Dates:

Call for Application is made by SERB from time to time.

Candidates can apply only when the SERB Board calls up applications. Generally, application forms are invited and accepted in between August and October months.

Click to Read/View Official Notification

Click Here to Apply Online for SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018

Kindly go to Official Website at to know more about SERB Distinguished Fellowship Program 2018 to be conducted by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Online Application Form, Duration of Fellowship, Eligibility Criteria, Fellowship Allowance (Remuneration), Process of Selection, Important Dates and Steps to apply for SERB Distinguished Fellowship 2018.