Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I want to apply for an Extra- mural Research Funding scheme for the first time. What is the maximum amount of the grant the Board will fund?A1: There is no upper limit ( or even lower limit) for a project grant. The budget is decided based on the requirement for its successful implementation. The Investigator should propose a budget which is realistic taking into account the infrastructure and resources available at the implementing institutions.
Q2: Does the Board has any priority areas for funding under EMR scheme?A2: No. The Board funds all the areas of Science and Engineering without discriminating between disciplines. The proposal will be funded if it has novelty and the investigator has the competence to execute the project.
Q3: I am currently executing an EMR project in the area of Chemical Sciences. I want to apply for an another EMR project in Physical Sciences. Will I be funded another project?A3: No. The Board funds only one project to an Investigator at a time, except in cases where calls for proposals are invited for specific areas/schemes/programs.
Q4: Are Co-Investigators allowed in EMR project? If they are from different institutions, can the budget be provided separately to both the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s)?A4: Yes. Co-Investigator(s) are allowed in EMR project, provided the work proposed require complementary expertise for its implementation. Separate budget can also be provided to the Co-Investigator (s) even if they belong to different institutions.
Q5: Does SERB discriminate Project Investigators working in Private Universities/Institutions in funding ?A5: Yes. No. SERB does not discriminate Project Investigators working in Private Universities/Institutions. Funding decisions are made based on merit of the proposal, competence of the Investigator(s), and the infrastructure available in the implementing institution, and not on the category of institutions the Investigator is working.
Q6: : I want to apply for an Extra- mural Research Funding scheme for the first time. What is the maximum amount of the grant the Board will fund?A6: There is no upper limit ( or even lower limit) for a project grant. The budget is decided based on the requirement for its successful implementation. The Investigator should propose a budget which is realistic taking into account the infrastructure and resources available at the implementing institutions for a period of 3 years.
Q7: Does the Board has any priority areas for funding under EMR scheme?A7: No. The Board funds all the areas of Science and Engineering without discriminating any discipline. The proposal will be funded if it has novelty and the investigator has the competence to execute the project.
Q8: I am currently executing an EMR project in the area of Chemical Sciences. I want to apply for an another EMR project in Physical Sciences. Will I be funded another project?A8:No. The Board funds only one project to an Investigator at a time, except in cases where calls for proposals are invited for specific areas/schemes/programs.
Q9: Are Co-Investigators are allowed in EMR project? If they are from different institutions, can the budget be provided separately to both the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s)?A9:: Yes. Co-Investigator(s) are allowed in EMR project, provided the work proposed require complementary expertise for its implementation. Separate budget can also be provided to the Co-Investigator (s) even if they belong to different institutions.
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What's New

Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric)

Individual centric competitive mode of funding will be provided under the EMR funding schemes. SERB supports potential scientists for undertaking research in frontier areas of S&T in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences.

 

The Science and Engineering Research Board has decided to invite Core Research Grant (EMR – PAC) proposals through “Call for Proposals” twice a year. The proposal submission window for Principal Investigators is open for two months during June-July and second spell starting from November to December in a year. The new structure ensures faster delivery of services with known timelines to the stakeholders. Accordingly, the present mode of year round submission of PAC proposals will be discontinued.

Formats and Guidelines

 

The project proposal should be prepared according to the guidelines and submitted online through the website www.serbonline.in

 

The details of Programme Advisors / Coordinators and Programme Officers are given below:

 

S. No. Division Name of the Programme Programme Advisor / Coordinator Programme Officer

1

Chemical Sciences

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Amitava Roy

Scientist F

Dr. Monika Agarwal
Scientist E

Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

Dr. Arvind Chaudhary
Scientist C

2

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Rajeev Mehajan
Scientist G

Dr. Rajwant
Scientist E

Earth Sciences

Glaciology

3

Engineering Sciences

Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering

Mr. S. S. Kohli

Scientist G

 

Dr. Anima Johari
Scientist C

Civil, Mechanical Engineering Dr. Pankaj Kr Rawat
Scientist C
Materials, Mining & Minerals Engineering

Dr. Jigisha K Parikh
Scientist G

Dr. Pankaj Kr Rawat
Scientist C
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Dr. V. Ramesh
Scientist C

4

Life Sciences

Animal Sciences

Dr. Rita Banerjee

Scientist G

Dr. Doyil T Vengayil
Scientist E

Health Sciences

Dr. A.V. Balachandar
Scientist E

Plant Sciences

Dr. Shilpi Paul
Scientist-E

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Microbiology

Dr. G. Harish Kumar
Scientist E

5

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Premila Mohan
Scientist G
Dr.K.K. Magesh Kumar
Scientist C

6

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Dr. Amitava Roy

Scientist F

Dr. Nilotpal Ghosh
Scientist E

 

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Last Updated on 19 July, 2016