Resource Development and Nurturing Young Talent
Govt. of India had instituted a scheme "The
Swarnajayanti Fellowships" to commemorate India's fiftieth year of Independence.
Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record,
are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research
in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowships are scientist specific
and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring..
of Support: The support will cover all the requirements for performing
the research and will include a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for five
years. The fellowship will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from
their parent Institution. In addition to fellowship, grants for equipments, computational
facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and
other special requirements, if any, will be covered based on merit. Scientists
selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom
and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan. The
project should contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential
of making impact on R&D in the discipline.
The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding five
Eligibility: The applicant
should possess Ph.D in Science/Engineering/Medicine. Scientists should be active
in the frontier area of science and engineering with outstanding contributions,
(research publications, peer recognition etc.) in his/her area of research. The
fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India or abroad. The scientists
can choose to work at any S&T institution in India, however, he/she will have
to submit a letter from Head of the institution at which they wish to pursue research,
stating that administrative and basic infrastructural support to facilitate research
will be provided. The institute should also undertake financial and other management
responsibilities of the project throughout the five year term in case fellowship
is awarded to the scientist. The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to
40 years as on December 31, 2009.
The selection procedure will include consideration at various stages. An
empowered committee will make the final selection based on the recommendation
of expert committees. Scientists selected for the award should have accomplished
innovative original research in frontier areas of science & technology.
Applications for the "SwarnaJayanti Fellowships" are invited
from eligible candidates in the format given below. The candidates may be required
to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea
before final selection. Only one hard copy and one soft copy of the application
in the prescribed format along with the project document should be submitted to:
Swarnajayanti Fellowship Programme 2012 - 13
For more information on Swarnajayanti Fellowships:
Department of Science & Technology
New Delhi-110 016.
Email : bghari
at nic dot in