Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research

SERB – POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research) program is formulated to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering research funding in various S&T programs in Indian academic institutions and R&D laboratories. SERB – POWER is specially designed to provide structured effort toward enhanced diversity in research to ensure equal access and weighted opportunities for Indian women scientists engaged in research and development activities.


Mechanisms of support:

SERB would endeavor to create a funding framework for empowering women researchers in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) under the following two categories:

  1. SERB – POWER Fellowship
  2. SERB – POWER Research Grants

General Guidelines (Fellowships & Grants):

  • Women scientists cannot hold POWER Fellowship and POWER Grant at the same time.