Science and Know-how Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the SERB – POWER schemes that goal to encourage rising in addition to eminent girls researchers to undertake R&D actions in frontier areas of science and engineering.
The schemes will promote girls researchers in common service in educational and analysis establishments to take up R&D on the highest stage via two classes of analysis help: SERB – POWER Fellowship and SERB – POWER Analysis Grants.
The SERB-Energy Fellowship gives a private fellowship and a analysis grant to top-performing girls researchers for a interval of three years, whereas the SERB – Energy Analysis Grants guarantee funding to undertake extremely impactful analysis throughout all disciplines of Science & Know-how.
The Science and Engineering Analysis Board (SERB) is a physique below the Division of Science and Know-how.
Talking on the digital occasion, Vardhan emphasised the importance of empowering girls researchers within the S&T panorama.
He stated globally, simply 30 per cent of the world’s researchers are girls whereas 18.6 per cent of India’s full-time R&D personnel are girls.
Highlighting the issues confronted by girls scientists like profession interruptions particularly associated to caregiving obligations, Vardhan stated they want particular consideration and alternate methods of help system.
The brand new Science Know-how and Innovation Coverage (STIP) 2020 will even emphasise on encouraging girls scientists, he stated.
The SERB – Energy Fellowship will likely be given to girls researchers within the age group of 35-55 years.
The fellowship will likely be of Rs 15,000 per thirty days along with common revenue, whereas the analysis grant will likely be of Rs 10 lakh every year for a interval of three years.
Below the SERB – Energy Analysis Grants, girls researchers will likely be funded below two classes. The primary class contains girls scientists from IITs, IISERs, IISc, NITs, central universities, and nationwide labs of the Central authorities establishments. They are going to be eligible for funding as much as Rs 60 lakhs for 3 years.
Degree two will comprise scientists and researchers from state universities/ faculties and personal teachers. They are going to be eligible for funding as much as 30 lakhs for 3 years.