Home: Science and Engineering Research Board, Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

Objectives :
The fellowship is designed to identify and reward excellent women researchers in Indian academic institutions and R&D laboratories, holding Ph.D. degree in any branch of science and engineering.

Eligibility :

  • The nominee should be an active scientist with an excellent record of research performance as an independent investigator.
  • The nominee should be in regular service throughout the duration of Fellowship.
  • The nominee should be an Indian citizen between 35-55 years of age working in institutions in India.
  • The nominee should not be receiving any other fellowships from Government sources during the tenure.

Nature and Duration of Support :

  • Fellowship of Rs. 15,000/- per month in addition to regular income.
  • Research grant of Rs. 10 lakh per annum. Research grant can be used for minor equipment, manpower, consumables, contingencies, and domestic travel.
  • Overheads for the host institute.
  • Fellowship duration will be fixed for three years, without the possibility of extension.
  • Successful POWER Fellows cannot be re-nominated for a second time.

Application & Selection Procedure :

  • Applications for POWER fellowships are invited through nominations. The nominations should be sent by the Heads of the Institutions or Fellows of National Academies.
  • The nominations will be received throughout the year through online (www.serbonline.in) only.
  • Selection of POWER Fellows will be made twice a year by a specially constituted Search-cum-Selection Committee constituted for the purpose.

Name of the program Program Coordinatorr Program Officer
Chemical Sciences Dr. Shiv Mohan Singh
Scientist G
Dr Monik Agarwal
Scientist F