The scheme provides financial assistance for presenting a research paper in an international scientific event (conference/seminar/symposium/workshop etc.) held abroad. In addition, support is also provided to young scientists (age limit 35 years as on date of conference) for attending training programmes and short-term schools/workshops/courses. Economy class air-fare by shortest route, airport-tax and visa fees are provided under the scheme. Registration Fee is provided to young scientist in addition to the above support.
(a) Applicant should be an active researcher engaged in R&D work in academic institutions or research laboratories.
(b) The applicant should have an invitation for presenting a paper. Similar invitation is required in the case of young scientists attending training programmes such as Short term courses, summer/winter schools, workshop etc.
(c) The applicant should not have availed financial assistance from this Scheme during the last three years.
(d) The scientific event should be of an international character. Invitation of personal nature such as for carrying out post-doctoral work, informal training programmes etc. will not be considered.
(e) The application should be forwarded through proper channel and must reach at least two months prior to the date of the event.
(f) SERB will only consider the applications received through online submission mode since 31st October 2015.
(g) CANVASSING IN ANY FORM WILL DISQUALIFY THE APPLICANT FROM SEEKING TRAVEL AND OTHER SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD.