Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has launched SERB Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (SERB-OVDF) Scheme for creating a talented pool of internationally active and trained manpower.
The Scheme offers opportunities for PhD students admitted in the Indian institutions for gaining exposure and training in overseas universities / institutions of repute and areas of importance to country for period up to 12 months (extendable up-to a maximum of six months on case-to-case basis, based on performance evaluation) during their doctoral research.
The selected fellows will be paid a monthly fellowship amount equivalent to US $ 2000, one-time Contingency / Preparatory allowances of Rs. 60,000/- to cover visa fee, airport transfer charges, medical insurance etc. The selected fellows will also be provided shortest route economy class air fare from their place of work in India to the place of the host institute and back. One additional to and fro travel cost would also be provided to the fellow, if the period of stay is one year or more. Students should make their own arrangement for accommodation etc. One visit, each by the Indian supervisor to the Overseas Institution where the student is working and overseas faculty to the host Indian Institution of the student during the tenure of the fellowship is also admissible under the Scheme.
Call for proposals under this scheme will be open from 1st May to 30th June, 2018. Eligible researchers are encouraged to submit their proposals through online system (www.serbonline.in).
Important to note that the application is considered only if the student/supervisor engages in collaborative research with the foreign host.
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