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The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India, i.e. for those scientists who want to return to India from abroad. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective. The Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India. All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship & the duration of the fellowship will be for five years, and not extendable.
i)The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age of 55 years.
ii) The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering,Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience.
iii) These Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding tract-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible.
iv) If selected, the candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.
The nominations of scientists and engineers by the Institutions would be received throughout the year. Thus there is no last date for this scheme.
i) Each Fellow will, in addition, receive a research grant of Rs.7.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses.
ii)The Ramanujan Fellows will be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
Ramanujan Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from interested scientists and technologists. The Institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations.
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