VAJRA Faculty Scheme

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VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty Scheme is a dedicated program exclusively for overseas scientists and academicians with emphasis on Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to work as adjunct / visiting faculty for a specific period of time in Indian Public funded academic and research institutions. The Scheme recognizes the value of collaborative research as a crucial element for information sharing among researchers for updating and acquiring knowledge and skills, and also to draw different perspectives to solve a shared problem. SERB welcomes accomplished Overseas Scientists to take up challenging research problems in the Indian setting.

The Scheme offers adjunct / visiting faculty positions to overseas scientist/faculty / R&D professional including NRIs to institutions in India. The Scheme is expected to undertake collaborative research in frontier areas of S&T including the interdisciplinary areas such as energy, water, environment, health, security, nutrition, waste processing, advanced materials, high performance computing, cyber-physical systems, smart machines and manufacturing etc.

Applications can be submitted at any time during the year through online The Scheme details and brochure are available at  

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