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Nominations are invited for the ‘Ramanujan Fellowships’ instituted by the Government of India. 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 the 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&Tagencies of the Government of India.

All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship


  • The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age of 55 years.
  • The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as PhD in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience.
  • These Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding track-record as evident from their research publications and recognition would be eligible.
  • If selected, the candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.

The duration of the fellowship will be for five years, and not extendable.

Nature of Support

  • The value of the fellowship will be 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.

Methodology of Selection

  • The scientists can choose to work at any S&T institution including University Departments or other academic Institutions and National Laboratories in India, provided the Institution at which they wish to pursue research is willing to provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support to facilitate research.
  • 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). Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations.
  • Individual scientists and technologists can also approach the institutions for hosting them for the Fellowship and forwarding their nominations to SERB for the Fellowship.
  • Selection of Ramanujan Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered Search-cumSelection Committee specially appointed for the purpose.
  • The nominations of scientists and engineers by the Institutions would be received throughout the year.

Note: There is, thus, no last date for this scheme.

All nominations (original plus 4 photocopies) may be sent to:
Dr Pravakar Mohanty Scientist-C, Science & Engineering Research Board
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor, Vasant Square Mall, Sector-B
Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-11007

To know more, click on this link- http://serb.gov.in/pdfs/guideline/ramanujan-guideline.pdf

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