JC Bose National Fellowships

JC Bose National Fellowships

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
November 30 -0001   Fellowship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 About JC Bose National Fellowships

JC Bose National Fellowship

JC Bose National Fellowship Summary:


Major Highlights


JC Bose National Fellowship Eligibility


JC Bose National Fellowship Rewards

JC Bose National Fellowship Application Process

JC Bose National Fellowship Selection Process


JC Bose National Fellowship Contact Details

  • In an attempt to provide a leg up to scientific research and pioneering engineering ideas in the country, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has instituted the J.C. Bose National Fellowship, a Fellowship scheme named after one of the most brilliant scientists of India, Shri Jagdish Chandra Bose.
  • The scholarship is aimed to identify and promote active scientists and engineers who have exemplary performance records and the desire to continue with research in India.
  • All areas of science and engineering are covered under this program. Nominations are invited each year by the government to identify the best minds in the country. 
  • The JC Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition for their outstanding performance. The fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective.

JC Bose National Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student should be an Indian national, residing in the country.
  • Age limit: 68 years is the maximum age limit to pursue the Fellowship.
  • Degree: Higher degree or equivalent, which is either a master’s degree/ Ph.D./ MD in the fields of science/ engineering/ medicine, with substantial work experience in the field of their study.
  • The candidate should be an active scientist with a record of outstanding performance apparent from the award of SS Bhatnagar prize and or fellowship of science academies.
  • Research publication and proven record of such recognition should be provided by the candidate.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a research program at a recognized university/institute/organization on a full-time basis.
  • If the candidate is currently on any other scholarship, then they will have to opt out of one of the two scholarships.
 Reward Description

JC Bose National Fellowship Rewards:

  • The fellowship will be at a value of Rs. 25,000 each month, apart from the regular research income.
  • An additional grant of Rs. 15 lakh each year for research will be provided to attend conferences and handle other research-related expenses.
  • An overhead cost of Rs. 1.00 lakh per annum is provided to the host institute.
  • Duration: The fellowship is initially for 5 years which can be extended based on exceptional performance.
  • The fellowship can be held up to 68 years of age only.
 Application Process

JC Bose National Fellowships

JC Bose National Fellowship Application Process:

  • The Application Process is done by the nomination process.
  • The nominations for the Fellowship can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions, JC Bose Fellows and Presidents of National science academies.
  • The nominations are received throughout the year through online mode: www.serbonline.in
  • There is no last date for nominating candidates for the Fellowship.
 Selection Process

JC Bose National Fellowship Selection Process:

  • SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) will be open for submissions of appropriate recommendations and nominations from the institutes throughout the year.
  • The selection of the candidates is done periodically by a search-cum-selection committee as per the guidelines of the board.
  • Institutions that offer the Fellowship through successful mechanisms will carry out scrutinizing of nominations and their recommendations.
 Contact Details

JC Bose National Fellowship Contact Details:

  • Address: Science and Engineering Research Board, 5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor, Vasant Square Mall, Sector-B, Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110 070 
  • For General Enquiries
    • Telephone: +91-11-40000358 
  • For Program Related Information
    • Telephone: +91–11–40000398
  • Website: http://www.serb.gov.in/jcbn.php
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