VISITING ADVANCE JOINT RESEARCH FACULTY SCHEME(VAJRA)
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
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.
VAJRA initiative launched
VAJRA initiative welcomed by leading Indian institutes
Foreign researchers see the VAJRA initiative as a gateway to meaningful research in an
environment full of opportunity
The scheme is open to overseas scientist / faculty / R&D professional including NRI
The overseas scientist/faculty should be an active researcher working in a leading
academic / research / industrial organization with proven track record of research
Indian Collaborator(s) should be a regular faculty/researcher in public-funded
Indian Collaborator(s) from Top 10 Private Institutions as per the NIRF ranking are
also eligible to apply ifthe Institute contributes 50% of the cost.
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