‘SERB Funding Schemes Available for Women Researchers’ by Dr Shilpi Paul, Scientist F

The Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI), Nirma University, invited Dr Shilpi Paul, Scientist F, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) – DST, GoI, to deliver a webinar on ‘SERB Funding Schemes Available for Women Researchers’. The webinar was scheduled for November 20, 2021. The main objective of the session was to increase the awareness amongst the women faculty members of the Nirma University about the research funding schemes available for women researchers with SERB and DST. All the women faculty members of all the constituent institutes of Nirma University were invited to attend the session.

Dr Shilpi Paul first shared about the commencement of SERB and its all programs, grants, and fellowships. Then she explained about the SERB-POWER grants as well as fellowships, specially designed for women scientists. She also briefed the audience about the women scientist schemes offered by DST as well. She also discussed the selection process for each of the schemes and also about the selection criteria for the said schemes. More than 52 women faculty members from various constituent institutes of the university were present in the webinar.

The second half of the session was on interaction and queries. Several faculty members got their doubts cleared during the interaction, which was very fruitful. The session ended with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr P N Tekwani, Director – Directorate of Research and Innovation. The session was very useful and well appreciated by all the participants.