The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.

The Fellowship, Research Grant and Overhead remains the same whereas HRA has been included with effective from 1st April, 2019.

Note: It has been noticed that SERB has started reducing the overhead amount from 1,00,000 INR to 50,000 INR for second year without prior notice.

Also there is a discrepancy about the deduction of Tax in different Institutes and Universities. Few Universities deduct tax whereas others don’t.


Sl. No. Amount
1 Fellowship: Rs. 55,000/- per month (consolidated) and Rs. 35,000/ p.m for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not awarded
 Research Grant: Rs. 2,00,000/- per annum
3 Overheads: Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum


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