SERB Science and Technology Award for Research
SERB Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR) is a prestigious award instituted by SERB to recognize and reward outstanding performance of Principal Investigators (PIs) of SERB Projects. SERB has been supporting basic research in frontier areas of science and engineering through its various programs and schemes. The number of researchers under the ambit of SERB has increased over the years and they contribute significantly towards the progress of science and engineering in the country through their research endeavour.
Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA)
Seeks to explore new scientific breakthroughs, with long-term impact on our fundamental scientific understanding, and offer disruptive technologies at the cutting edge.
Start-up Research Grant (SRG)
This scheme aims to assist researchers to initiate their research career in a new institution for pursuing exciting and innovative research in frontier areas of science and engineering.
Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT-IIC)
To promote and support translation of innovative ideas and knowledge in engineering derived from fundamental or applied research conducted in academic institutions under MHRD into pilot scale operation, field deployment or viable technology development within a short time frame.
Teachers Associateship For Research Excellence (TARE)
This scheme aims to facilitate mobility of faculty members working in a regular capacity in State Universities / Colleges and in private Academic Institutions
Distinguished Investigator Award Scheme (DIA)
Distinguished Investigator Award (SERB DIA) has been initiated to recognize and reward Principal Investigators of SERB projects who have performed remarkably well. The aim of the scheme is to reward good performance as well as to motivate ongoing PIs to perform exceedingly well.
International Travel Support (ITS)
International Travel Support (ITS) Scheme provides financial assistance to Indian researchers for presenting a research paper in an international scientific event (conference, seminar, workshop etc.) held abroad.
Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (OVDF)
Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (OVDF) Scheme is designed with a primary objective to offer opportunities for PhD students admitted in the Indian institutions for gaining exposure and training in overseas universities / institutions of repute and areas of importance to country for period up to 12 months (extendable up-to a maximum of six months on case-to-case basis, based on performance evaluation) during their doctoral research.
Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty Scheme (VAJRA)
VAJRA Faculty Scheme is to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India. The scheme offers adjunct / visiting faculty assignments to overseas scientists, faculty members and R&D professionals.
Core Research Grant
Individual centric competitive mode of funding will be provided under the CRG, SERB supports potential scientists for undertaking reserach in frontier areas of S&T in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences
National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)
To identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.
Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science
This scheme drives special programs to ensure enhanced participation of people from the marginalized sections of the society in the research and development field.
Financial Assistance for Seminar/Symposia
The primary focus of the scheme is to support events having strong orientation towards scientific research in the areas of basic sciences, engineering, technology, agriculture & medicines.
Women Excellence Award
This Award is given to young women scientists below 40, who have received recognition of any one of the national academies of the country. The scheme offers a research grant of Rs.5 lacs per annum for a period of 3 years.
J C Bose National Fellowship
The fellowship is meant to recognize active scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and contributions. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective.
The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India, especially those scientists who want to return to India from abroad.