J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) 2018 by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)


A scholarship worth INR 15 Lakhs

What is J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) 2018?

Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) India invites applications for J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) 2018 from active scientists and science academics. This fellowship is awarded in recognition for the outstanding performance of active scientists. 


Who can apply for this scholarship?

  • The fellowship is open to active scientists with outstanding performance apparent from the fellowship of science academies and/or the award of SS Bhatnagar prize.
  • The upper age limit to apply for nomination is 68 years.
  • The candidate must acquire a regular position in an Institute /Organization and should be engaged in research at the time of nomination. 
  • The candidate must be a national of India working in an Indian institution. 


How can you apply?

Procedure to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Open the link to apply.

Step 2: Register as a new user if not registered already otherwise login as an existing user.

Step 3: After log-in, go to Menu then click on Proposal Submission and then Form Submission.

Step 4: Fill in all the details.

Step 5: Attach all the required documents.

Step 6: Submit the application form.

Note: Head of Institutions, Presidents of Science Academies and JC Bose Fellows will send the nominations for the fellowship throughout the year.



Q1: Is the grant received under J.C. Bose Fellowship taxable?

A1: Yes, the grant received under this fellowship is taxable.

Q2: How does a selected fellow get his subsequent grant?

A2: The Grant for the subsequent year will be released only after receiving financial year wise Statement of Expenditure (SE) and Utilization Certificate (UC) in the prescribed format (available in the website). Financial year wise SE and UC are from 01st April to 31st March. For the first year, it would be from the Date of Start (DOS) to 31st March and subsequently from 01st April to 31st March.

Q3: What are the area covered by J.C. Bose Fellowship?

A3: All Areas of Science (in the broadest terms) are covered by this Fellowship.

Q4: What is the duration of the J.C. Bose Fellowship?

A4: The J.C. Bose Fellowship duration is for 5 years.


Terms and Conditions

Award Details

  • The selected fellows will receive a fellowship amount of INR 25,000 per month along with the regular income. 
  • They will also receive an annual research grant of INR 15 Lac. 
  • An overhead of INR 1 Lac per annum will be given to the host institute.


Methodology for Selection:

A specially constituted Search-cum-Selection Committee will select the candidates periodically (generally twice a year) according to the fellowship scheme guidelines.  


Contact details

Science and Engineering Research Board 5 & 5A, 

Lower Ground Floor Vasant Square Mall Sector-B, 

Pocket-5 Vasant Kunj New Delhi-110070 

Email: p.mohanty@serb.gov.in 

Tel: +91-11-40000382




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Up to INR 15 Lakhs





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