To reward young women scientists (below age 40) who have excelled in science and got recognition from any of the National Science Academies in India, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a scheme called “SERB Women Excellence Research Grant”.


Only for Women Scientists.
The age of the applicant should not exceed 40 years as on submission date.
Applicant must be having recognition from any one or more of the following national academies such as Young Scientist Medal, Young Associate etc.
Indian National Science Academy , New Delhi
Indian Academy of Science , Bangalore
National Academy of Science , Allahabad
Indian National Academy of Engineering , New Delhi
National Academy of Medical Sciences , New Delhi
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences , New Delhi

Nature of Support

Research grant of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum and Rs 1 lakh per annum as overhead charges for a period of three years.

Selection mode and application

The proposal must be submitted online through the website
Call for proposal would be made once in a year.
Verification of eligibility criteria will be carried out by SERB. Only those applications found eligible, would be considered for Award Selection.


Dr. Shilpi Paul,

Scientist ‘F’

Science and Engineering Research Board
3rd & 4th Floor, Block II,
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110016
Tel: +91-11-26511031


Deadline for submission of complete proposal: 15 April 2023

Deadline for submission of concept note/expression of interest to R&D Department – 31 March 2023, EoD. The project proposal in prescribed format or the concept note as the case may be, should be sent to Dean R&D (, with CC to Associate Dean (R&D) ( well in time.

For more information, please visit

SERB Women Excellence Research Grant

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