SERB — POWER Fellowship

Department of Science and Technology


SERB — POWER (Promoting Opportunities For Women in Exploratory Research) program is formulated to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering research funding in various S&T programs in Indian academic institutions and R&D Laboratories. SERB — POWER is specially designed to provide structured effort toward enhanced diversity in research to ensure equal access and weighted opportunities for Indian women scientists engaged in research and development activities.


This Fellowship will identify and reward outstanding women researchers and innovators working in Indian academic institutions andR&D laboratories, holding in any branch of science and engineering. The nominee should be an active scientist with an excellent record of research performance as an independent investigator or innovator. The nominee should be an Indian citizen between 33 – 55 years of age working in an institution in India. The nominee should not not be receiving any other fellowship from Government sources during the tenure.

To Apply


  • Applications for POWER fellowships are invited normally for nominations.The nominations should be sent by the Heads of Institutions or Fellows of National Academies. 
  • The nominations will be received throughout the year through online (www​.ser​bon​line​.in) only.
  • Selection of POWER Fellows will be made twice a year by a specially constituted Search-cum-Selection committee. 


Women Scientists cannot hold POWER Fellowship and POWER Grant at the same time.

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