The Science and Technology Professional Bodies & Academes of Science and Engineering play an important role in creating cohesiveness amongst scientific community by organising technical meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops. They also bring out scientific journals, technical bulletins, proceedings of networking events and other publications to serve the cause of wider dissemination of scientific research output. Such events help scientific community to keep abreast of the latest developments in their respective scientific / technical areas and also provide a platform to establish connectivity with other individuals and research groups to exchange information not only limited to the event but on a regular basis.
SERB extends partial financial support, on selective basis, for organising such events (National as well as International). Academic institutions, research laboratories, professional bodies and other non-profit organisations, engaged in promoting scientific research, are eligible for financial support under the scheme. The support is primarily given to encourage participation of young scientists and research professionals in such events along with nominal support for pre-operative expenses like announcements brouchers etc.
The primary focus of the scheme is to support events having strong orientation towards scientific research in the areas of basic sciences, engineering, technology, agriculture & medicines. Events dealing with social science, management and those purely concerned with policy matters are generally not encouraged but may be considered as an exceptional case if there is a strong interface with mainstream areas of support. The scientific/technical contents of the events, thematic relevance, contextual impact and extent & level of participation are key components for deciding the support worthiness and quantum of support for individual events.
For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:
The contact details of Programme Officers are given below:
Dr. Ramesh V, Scientist 'C'
Science and Engineering Research Board
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor,
Vasant Square Mall,Plot No. A, Community Centre,
Sector-5, Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj
Q1:Who can apply for Seminar/Symposia scheme?
A1:Any of the academic institutions, research laboratories, professional bodies and other non-profit organizations engaged in promoting and disseminating scientific research results in India to organize National or International Conference, Seminar, Workshop etc., are eligible for partial financial support under the scheme.
Q2: When the proposal/application can be submitted?
A2:Application should be submitted online only not earlier than 180 Days and not later than 60 Days, before the start date of the event.
Q3: What documents should be submitted with the application?
Mandatory For All Appplicants
Q4: Under which heads the support is provided?
A4: The support is provided under the:
Q5: Can I get full support to organize the event?
A5: No, only partial support is provided. Organizations should indicate the details of any support expected from other agencies, including host institute.
Q6: Can I pay TA/DA for International experts/participants?
A6:No, the support is only meant for the participation of Indian scientists.
Q7: Can I get the remittance in favor of convener / organising eventÂs account name?
A7: No, the grants-in- aid can only be released in favor of Head of the Institution (in case of the Central/State Institutions, Laboratories, Universities & Colleges) OR President/Secretary (in case of the registered Societies) as per RTGS.
O8:Can I get the support for organizing the event outside India?
A8: No, the support is available for organizing the event within the country.
Q9: Can the event be organized under collaboration of any other institutes/organization?
A9: Yes, the event can be organized jointly with any other institute(s)/organization(s).
Q10: What is Darpan Portal Proof Document?
A.10: As per the directive of Government of India, an NGO i.e. Society / private College including Private Medical & Engineering College / Trust / Entity etc. should be registered on "NGO Darpan Portal", URL- http://ngodarpan.gov.in/ and must have the "Unique Id" provided by the NGO Darpan Portal. Therefore an NGO / Society / Trust is required to provide the Unique Id proof of their corresponding organization to SERB along with application for support to organize a specific event of societal importance.
Q11: How many applications can I apply at a time?
A.11: An applicant / a convener can submit only one application at a time.
Q12: How many applications can I apply within a Financial Year?
A.12: An applicant / a convener can submit only two applications, if the first one is not recommended then only the second one may be submitted within a Financial Year. If both applications are not recommended, still the applicant cannot submit the new application within that Financial Year.
Q13:If one application is recommended / ongoing with the scheme, can I submit other application(s) for new event(s)?
A.13: No, one cannot submit a fresh application without closure of the approved / ongoing application(s) / file(s).
Important Notes: The following acts / items may reject an application immediately, if found in a submitted application at any stage.