Govt. of India

Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers

The Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers is started by central government (science and engineering research board). The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India, those scientists/ engineers who want to return to India from abroad. The fellowships are scientist -specific and very selective. The Ramanujan fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.

Benefits of Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers:

  • Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers will provide financial assistance in term of benefits like
  • The candidate will get fellowship for research work Rs. 85,000 per month
  • Each fellow will, in addition, receive a research grant of Rs.  7.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses
  • The Ramanujan fellows will be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India

Required eligibility and conditions for Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers:

  1. The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age of 55 years
  2. The applicant must possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience
  3. Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding track-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible
  4. Ramanujan fellowship are only for those candidates who are doing Post Doctoral abroad and not for the people who already have permanent position in a scientific organization in the country

Application procedure of Ramanujan Fellowship for Brilliant Scientist and Engineers and required documents:
Application procedure 

  1. Applications should accompany a nomination certificate by the Head of the organization where you wish to work. In many cases, the nominations are received through individuals, Registrars/ Deputy Registrars/ Under Secretary etc. Since, this is an academic position, the nominations should only send through the Head of the Organization/ University/ Institute or authorized academic personnel of the Institute/ University/ Organization. For the benefit of the applicants, a sample nomination form is available on the website (http://www.serb.gov.in)
  2. The availability of Ramanujan fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from interested scientists and technologists. The institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)
  3. Individual scientists and technologists can also approach the institutions for hosting them for the Fellowship and forwarding their nominations to SERB for the Fellowship
  4. Selection of Ramanujan Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered search-cumselection committee specially appointed for the purpose
  5. The nominations of scientists and engineers by the Institutions would be received throughout the year. There is, thus, no last date for this scheme

Documents required

  1. List of significant publications during the last 5 years
  2. Details of employment
  3. Professional recognitions, awards, fellowships received
  4. Details of Bank e.g. account number, account holder name, IFSC code, and MICR code.
  5. Birth certificate if required
  6. Nomination certificate by the Head of the organization
  7. Identity proof e.g. Aadhar card
  8. Nationality proof e.g. passport
  9. Equivalent Degree certificate e.g. ME, Ph.D
  10. For more details about documents required please visit official site mention in References and details section

Duration of fellowship:

  1. The initial duration of the fellowship will be for five years. Not extendable

Online application

  1. Online application form is available at following link : http://serb.gov.in/formats.php#jc

Whom to contact and where to contact:

  1. Filled application form with documents must send to following address but first get detail information then proceed for application
  • Science and Engineering Research Board
    5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor
    Vasant Square Mall
    Sector-B, Pocket-5
    Vasant Kunj
    New Delhi-110070

References & details:

  1. For complete details please visit official website: http://serb.gov.in 
  2. http://serb.gov.in/pdfs/guideline/ramanujan-guideline.pdf
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