SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18

By | July 13, 2017

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18, Notification available at

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship: Science and Engineering Research Board has brought Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2017-18 for Ph.D qualified candidates. Government of India is highly interested in Research & Development of Science and Technology in our country. That is why the government provides scholarship to talented students and degree completed candidates for various research activities.

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Candidates who have completed their Ph.D program within last two years, are eligible to apply for SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18. However, the selection will be processed on the basis of candidate’s acceptance by a foreign institution. Candidates are requested to refer whole eligibility criteria and research areas carefully before submitting application form for SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18. Prescribed Application Form for Fellowship will be released by December 2017.

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18 notification has been published by Science and Engineering Research Board on its official website. Candidates having Ph.D degree should apply through prescribed application form by offline mode only. The fellowship will be for a minimum period of one year and the candidates will have to stay at that country for a whole year.

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India will send selected candidates to foreign countries (other that USA) to attend Fellowship Research Programme. Because “Fellowship at USA” is managed separately by IUSSTF. Selection Committee of SERB Board will examine candidates’ performance in Ph.D program and then select them for SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18.

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Notification

Name of Organization:

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

Official Website:

Name of Fellowship:

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18

Duration of Fellowship:

The duration of fellowship will be one year and it can be extended up to one more year based upon progress of research during first year i.e. candidate’s performance in fellowship work.

Schedule of Fellowship:

Kindly refer Official Notification.

Place of Fellowship:

Selected candidates will be called up at a foreign country by host institution for postdoctoral fellowship.

Age Criteria:

Age of candidate must not exceed 35 Years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidate must be an Indian National.
  • Candidate should have completed Ph.D program in Science or Engineering from a recognized university not earlier than preceding two years. The limit of two years may be relaxed for researchers who are under regular employment.
  • Candidate must have obtained Offer Letter from overseas host institution (other than USA).

Areas of Research:

Postdoctoral Fellowship will be conducted in following research areas_

Materials, Energy, Sustainable Chemistry, Quantum Computing and Spintronics, Complex systems, Theoretical 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 PetroChemical Engineering, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations.

Fellowship Allowance:

During fellowship program, candidates will be paid allowance of $3000/- per month.

Financial Support:

Host institution will pay Rs.60,000/- as one time contingency /preparatory allowance to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, insurance etc.

Furthermore, candidates will be provided economy class airfare of shortest route from their work place (in India) to host institution country and back.

Process of Selection:

Selection of candidates will be based on their academic records and research proposal submitted by them along with application form.

Award for Fellowship:

Kindly refer Official Notification.

List of Documents to be Submitted with Application Form:

  1. Filled in application
  2. Bio-­data of the candidate
  3. Letter of acceptance from host institution
  4. Letter of acceptance of research plan by the host
  5. Statement from the employer (For employed candidate)
  6. Summary of candidate (Name, Sex, DOB, Designation, Parent Institution, Broad Area of Research, Specific Area of Research, Host Person, Host Institute and Proposed Duration)

How to Apply for SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18:

  1. Log on to official website at
  2. Navigate to Awards & Fellowships section and select the tab SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  3. Read all details given on fellowship page.
  4. Download Formats and Guidelines i.e. official advertisement as PDF.
  5. Go through whole advertisement carefully and find application form at bottom.
  6. Take printout of application form and fill it up with necessary details.
  7. Provide your personal, educational and other information as asked.
  8. Attach a research proposal prepared by you for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  9. Send the application form with enclosures in triplicates (three copies) to following address.


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.

Important Note

After submitting hard copy of application form, a soft copy of the proposal complete in all respect should be mailed to

Important Dates:

Last Date for Submission/Receipt of Application Form: 31st December 2017 (tentative)

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Click Here to Download Application Form for SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18

Kindly visit Official Website at to know more about SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2017-18 notification released Science and Engineering Research Board, Prescribed Application Form, Duration of Fellowship, Eligibility Criteria, Areas of Research, Fellowship Allowance, Process of Selection, Important Dates and Steps to fill up & submit Application form SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18.