In providing avenues to women scientists and technologists for capacity building, knowledge, and skill enhancement at the global level, SERB proposes to launch "SERB-POWER Mobility Grant" under the POWER Scheme. The program aims to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists to undertake collaborative research and gain exposure to excellent research facilities at the international level. This Program aims to impart high-end research training and collaborative research to select women scientists in frontier areas of Science and Technology which will interest to India by providing opportunity to visit leading institutions/universities across the globe for a period of 01-03 months.
The selection would be made among faculties who gained approval of research plan from overseas institutions. The Board will constitute a selection committee to select the candidates.
For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:
Proposals submitted must be original in ideation and content. Plagiarism in any form will not be acceptable. All submitted proposals might be subjected to a third-party similarity check and proposals are liable to be rejected if found plagiarised. Any text taken verbatim from other source needs to be identified using quotation marks and proper reference. Applicants are requested to pre-check their proposals for plagiarism before uploading.
SERB has adopted Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy to imbibe a culture of social commitment among SERB Grantees. The policy intends to effectively utilize scientific infrastructure and expertise of SERB grantees to benefit other S&T stakeholders especially the less-endowed researchers and the society. SSR activities need to be chosen after approval and depending on the activities chosen additional budget would be provided under separate head to carry out the chosen activities. SERB Grantees need to undertake the proposed SSR activities during their project period.
Q1: I was awarded SERB-POWER mobility fellowship to visit Cambridge University during March-May, 2022. However, I could not go to the approved visit due to delay in getting Visa. Can I use the above support to visit some other lab in same or different country?
A1: No. The support given for a particular visit and duration cannot be utilized for visiting a place other than mentioned in the application. The Applicant should apply a fresh to seek support for another visit.
Q2 : Can I avail SERB- POWER mobility fellowship multiple times?
A2: No, any applicant is eligible to avail this fellowship only once in her career.
Q3: Can I apply for only one-month visit?
A3: Yes, the duration of the proposed visit must be within 01-03 months.
Q4: Can I use SERB- POWER mobility fellowship to visit other nearby institutions during my stay in the proposed country?
A4: No, SERB-POWER mobility fellowship must be utilized only for the purpose for which it has been sanctioned.
Q5: Will flight cancellation / rescheduling charges or extra baggage charges be considered under SERB-POWER MOBILITY fellowship?
A5: No. SERB will not provide any type of cancellation / rescheduling charges or extra baggage charges.
Q6: I am not a POWER grantee, can I apply for SERB-POWER mobility fellowship?
A6: No, The SERB-POWER mobility is only for POWER grant and POWER fellowship holder.
Q7: What, if I have provided any incorrect/misleading information or breach of terms and conditions?
A7: Fellowship will be cancelled and given support will be withdrawn at any stage. SERB has all the rights to take any action in consultation with the applicant's parent organization / university / institute etc. including refund of entire amount spent on the SIRE Fellow along with the interest thereon to SERB.
Q8: I have availed SIRE fellowship. Am I eligible to apply under SERB-POWER mobility?
A8: No, you are not eligible to apply under SERB-POWER mobility.
Q9: I have availed ITS support of SERB this year / last year. Am I eligible to apply under SERB-POWER mobility?
Q10: I have done my Ph.D. from abroad. Am I eligible to apply?
A10: No. Only those candidates who have completed their Ph.D. from India are eligible to apply.
Q11: Are INSPIRE Faculty / Ramanujan Fellow eligible to apply under SERB-POWER mobility?