SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral fellowship (SERB-OPDF) aims to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science and Engineering, which are of interest to India by providing postdoctoral fellowship for a period of one year. The applicant should have completed PhD degree in science and engineering not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India. For researchers who are in regular employment, the 2 years' period may be relaxed. The Program admits candidates in *identified areas and sends them to top institutions around the globe, other than USA and also to institutions where internationally acclaimed scientists are working. The applicant should himself/herself correspond with the proposed host institution abroad for their postdoctoral work. He/she is required to produce evidence, in the form of a letter of acceptance from the host institution along with merits/uniqueness of the host institute in the proposed area.

Identified 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 Petro-Chemical Engineering, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations Application for support to undertake overseas postdoctoral fellowship in Institutions located in various countries other than USA on a competitive mode is sought on regular basis through calls from the eligible researchers. Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) will make a separate call for US specific institutions. IUSSTF can be reached at The format, guidelines and other details of the SERB-OPDF Program details are also available at

Formats and Guidelines

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

S. No. Name of the Programme Programme Advisor / Coordinator Programme Officer
1 Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Shri S. Praveen Kumar
Scientist E
Dr. K. Karunakaran Magesh Kumar Scientist-C