SERB New Delhi announces JC Bose National Fellowships 2016

J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) 2016

Nominations are invited for the JC Bose National Fellowships, newly instituted by the Government of India. 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

Eligibility for J C Bose National Fellowships 2016

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/ Organisation 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

In addition, each Fellow will receive a research grant of Rs.10.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses

The JC Bose National Fellows would be eligible for regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Govt. of India.

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 scrutinise and recommend the nominations

How to Apply for J C Bose National Fellowships 2016

Application can be done online only

The nominations of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received throughout the year. There is, thus, no last date for this Scheme. All nominations (original plus 4 photocopies) may be sent by post

Application Deadline: 31st March 2017

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


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