Programmes & Schemes

SERB – POWER Research Grants

This scheme aims to encourage emerging and eminent women researchers for individual-centric and competitive mode of research fundingto undertake R&D activities in frontier areas of science and engineering. POWER Grants will empower women researchers by funding them under two categories: Level I and Level II. Applicants from IITs, IISERs, IISc, NITs, Central Universities, and National Labs of Central GovernmentInstitutions will be considered under Level I Category, whereas applicants from State Universities / Colleges and Private Academic Institutions should apply under Level II Category.

Programme Type: Women Schemes

Ministry / Department: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Focused Area: Science and Engineering

Target Audience: Women researchers

Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Eligibility: Applicants [Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Principal Investigator(s) (Co-PI(s)) must hold a regular academic/research position

Purpose: Research

Duration: 3 Years

Application Method: Online

Fellowship / Financial Assistance: Level I: 60 lakhs for three years. Level II: 30 lakhs for three years.

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