J C Bose Fellowship

J C Bose National Fellowship 2017

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About J C Bose National Fellowship

J C Bose National Fellowship 2017 is for active Scientist and Engineering for their outstanding performance and contributions. J C Bose fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective. The Application for J C Bose National Fellowship is open throughout the year. J C Bose Fellowship is organised by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

  • The fellowship is for the candidates who are engaged in research and hold a regular position in an Institute /Organization. 
  • The amount of J C Bose Fellowship is Rs. 25,000 per month.

Duration of Fellowship: The Duration of the fellowship will initially be for 5 years. However, based on the performance of the fellow the tenure of the fellowship can be extended for another 5 years. 

JC Bose National Fellowship Renewal

The Grant for the subsequent years is released only after receiving financially year wise Statement of Expenditure (SE) and Utilization Certificate (UC) in the prescribed format. Financial year wise SE and UC are from April 1 to March 31. And for the first year, it would be from the Date of Start (DOS) to March 31 and subsequently from April 1 to March 31.

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J C Bose National Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India
Class/ Age Indian Nationals up to 68 years of age
  • Nationality: J C Bose Fellowship is for Indian Nationals residing in India.
  • Age: The candidates must be with upper age limit of 68 years for the completion of fellowship
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate should possess a higher degree or equivalent in PhD in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. must have carried out several years of work in the specific areas.
  • Additional Qualification: The fellowship is only meant for those candidates who have proven track-record as evident from their research publication and recognitions.
    • The candidates must have a regular position in an Institute/Organization and should be engaged in research.


J C Bose Fellowship is not eligible if the candidate is availing any other fellowship.

J C Bose National Fellowship Reward

The JC Bose National Fellows would be eligible for regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.

In addition to the regular income, J. C Bose Fellows will get Rs. 25,000 (per month) and a contingency amount for conferences and other expenses: 

Fellowship Grant  Amount
Fellowship Amount Rs. 25,000 per Month
Contingency  Rs. 10 lakh Per Annum


J C Bose National Fellowship Application form and Process

J C Bose Fellowship Nomination Form can be filled by the eligible candidates through a prescribed format and the approach any scientific institutions and universities in the country to host the J C Bose Fellowship. The application should be forwarded to the Head of the Host Institute.

J C Bose Nomination Process

The candidates for Ramanujan Fellowship will be nominated by the Host Institution. Individual scientists and engineers can also approach the institutions for forwarding their nominations to SERB for the Fellowship. The Host Institute must fill the nomination form by writing the name of the candidates. The Nomination Form is available throughout the year on the official website of www.serb.gov.in.

Submission of the JC Bose Fellowship Form

All the nomination in original form and 4 photocopies, duly filled and signed by the Head of the Host Institution need to be sent to the following address:

Science & Engineering Research Board 5 & 5A,
Lower Ground Floor Vasant Sqaure Mall,
Sector-B Pocket-5,
Vasant Kunj New Delhi- 110070

J C Bose National Fellowship Selection Process

JC Bose Fellows selections will be made periodically by an empowered Search-cum-Selection Committee specially appointed for the purpose. The Institution in which the candidate is working would provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support for research. The candidate will continue to work at the place of his employment.

  • Science and Engineering Research Board will send a letter to the selected individual and to the host institute.
  • The candidate has to then send the acceptance letter to the host institute mentioning the month in which he/she wish to start the Fellowship. This acceptance letter will be forwarded by the Institute to SER Board.
  • As soon as the SERB will receive the Acceptance letter the process for administrative and financial approval will begin followed by the Sanction OrderThe Ramanujan Fellow can start his/her Fellowship as soon as the Institute get the Grant Money.

J C Bose National Fellowship Contact Details

Telephone: +91 11 40000398 

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