The INSPIRE Faculty Scheme of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ramanujan Fellowship Scheme of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) offer opportunities for young scientists to nurture their research careers in various fields of science and engineering. The scheme provides an opportunity for them to continue their research activities and also to explore for regular positions during the intervening period.

Duration: max 05 years
Subject areas:
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences


  • The scheme is open only to INSPIRE Faculty and Ramanujan Fellows
  • The applicant must have completed or nearing completion of the tenure of INSPIRE Faculty of DST or Ramanujan Fellowship of SERB.
  • Application shall be submitted within six months before or after completion of regular tenure of the schemes (previous batches may be allowed to apply now at the opening of this new scheme).
  • Applicant must not exceed (INSPIRE Faculty/Ramanujan Fellows) is 40 years at the time of submission of application.
  • The scheme can be availed only once by a candidate in his/her career.

Fellowship value:

  • Consolidated amount of Rs. 70,000/- per month in the first year and Rs. 75,000/- per month in the second year.
  • Research Grant 2,00,000/- per annum
  • Overheads 1,00,000/- per annum


  • Application will be accepted throughout the year for INSPIRE Faculty/Ramanujan Fellows.
  • If required, the applicants may be called for personal interview.

Documents required:

  • Bio-data of the applicant
  • Age Proof Certificate
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Award Letter (INSPIRE Faculty / Ramanujan Fellow)
  • Undertaking Certificate by the applicant
  • Endorsement Certificate from the Host Institute
  • Applicant must submit 3 copies of the application printed on both the sides (A4 size paper) and send to:

Member Secretary SRS

Science and Engineering Research Board

5 &5A, Lower Ground Floor

Vasant Square Mall

Sector-B, Pocket-5

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070

  • A softcopy of the proposal complete in all respect should also be mailed to
  • The envelope / mail containing the application should be superscribed with “SERB Research Scientist (Specify the study area)”
Quick Overview————-
Organization Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Country India
Fellowship Level Research awards
Subject areas

Chemical Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences

Fellowship amount Mentioned above
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline Rolling

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