SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowships for Indian Researchers

Science and Engineering Research Board in partnership with the bi-national Indo-US Science and Technology Forum announces the SERB–Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowships for Indian Researchers in USA as an initiative under the SERB Overseas Postdoctoral fellowship Scheme (SERB-OPDF) with the objective to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science and Engineering, which are of interest to India.

General Information: The objective of the SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowships for Indian Researchers is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers in USA.

 

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Organization

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Fellowship Level  Postdoc
Country  USA
Subject areas Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data, Bio-energy, Cognitive Science, Complex systems, Cyber security, Encryption and decryption, Energy, Genetic to Physiology, High Performance Computation in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, Humanoid Robotics, Materials, Mechanobiology / Physical Biology, Mechnotronics, Mental Health, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations, Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Engineering, Quantum Computing and Spintronics, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Sustainable Chemistry, Theoretical Mathematical Science
Fellowship amount  –
Eligibility  Open for Indian students
Deadline  31st January 2016

About IUSSTF: The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineerin

These awards will provide an excellent opportunity to young Indian scientists and technologists of all disciplines, under the age of 35 years to interact with the  U.S scientific community and get first-hand information of the developments taking place at the international level and to acquaint themselves with new scientific research methods and to collaborate in larger research project. It will enable young Indian researchers to carry out a clearly defined research project at a place of their choice in U.S for a period of 12 months. The individual availing this fellowship would be called as SERB-Indo-US Research Fellow.

Eligibility Criteria

  • PhD degree in Science and Engineering or Medicine not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India. For researchers who are in a regular employment, the 2 year period may be relaxed; however the age should not exceed 35 years.
  • Offer letter from the US host institute.

Focus Areas:

Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data, Bio-energy, Cognitive Science, Complex systems, Cyber security, Encryption and decryption, Energy, Genetic to Physiology, High Performance Computation in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, Humanoid Robotics, Materials, Mechanobiology / Physical Biology, Mechnotronics, Mental Health, Modeling, Imaging, Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimizations, Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Engineering, Quantum Computing and Spintronics, Science of Climate Change, Glaciology, Sustainable Chemistry, Theoretical Mathematical Science.

Place of work:

The fellow should be accepted and hosted by the U.S scientific/technological institution, which is internationally recognized as an outstanding institution where major work in the identified area is in progress. There should be willingness on the part of the U.S institution to accept and extend necessary support to the candidate for the research proposed during the Fellowship duration.

The candidate should himself/herself correspond with their proposed host institute in U.S for placement. Candidate is required to produce evidence, in the form of a letter of acceptance from the host U.S institute along with merits/uniqueness of that host institute in the proposed area of research.

Note: The candidates who have availed any other overseas fellowship to USA for a period of more than three months through any Indian Government/public funding agency during last two years will not be considered for this fellowship.

Fellowship Includes:

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Contingency / Preparatory Allowances
  • Return Air fare

Rules governing payment of salary, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension etc. of the organization/ institution/ university to which the fellow belongs would continue to be applicable. No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by SERB/IUSSTF.

The candidate selected for the award of the SERB-Indo US Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should commence their research within six month period from the date of award announcement. Failure to do so would render the fellow to forfeit the Fellowship Award.

Fellowship Duration:

12 months, extendable to one more year subject to performance evaluation by SERB/IUSSTF

Documents for reference:

  1. The applicants are encouraged to read the “Information Handbook” for the Guidelines governing the fellowship.
  2. Download Brochure
  3. Refer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Apply – Documents to be submitted:

  1. Application in the prescribed format Application should not be more than 20 pages maximum including CV, Research proposal.
  2. Copy of the Provisional/ Completed PhD degree.
  3. Letter of acceptance of research plan by the host from host institute in USA
  4. CV of the Applicant
  5. Brief CV of the U.S Host
  6. Two Recommendation Letters from previous/current employer/supervisor
  7. Statement from the employer (For permanently employed applicant)
  8. Filled-in Summary of the Applicant


Completed Application should be submitted electronically to:

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
E-mail: fellowship@indousstf.org and fellowshipindous@gmail.com

The program is being administered in India by the bi-national Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

For immediate answers to your queries, please contact us at: fellowship@indousstf.org; Phone : +91-42691709

Submission deadline: 31st January 2016

SERB; www.serb.gov.in

IUSSTF; www.iusstf.org

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