Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme

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. 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 fellowships are scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring..

Nature of Support:

The award consists of a Fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month in addition to the salary drawn from the parent Institute for a period of 5 years, The fellows selected along with their projects will be considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB norms, for fellowship, recurring and non-recurring heads.


The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding five years.

The advertisement for  “Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme” for each year will appear on the DST website with all details.

Swarnajayanti Fellowships Awards

Project List Year Wise
1997-05 2005-06[PDF]28.02 KB 2006-07[PDF]26.44 KB 2007-08[PDF]16.86 KB 2008-09[PDF]22.37 KB 2009-10[PDF]14.59 KB 2010-11[PDF]46.39 KB 2011-12[PDF]82.02 KB 2012-13[PDF]102.55 KB 2013-2014[PDF]160.97 KB 2014-2015[PDF]29.24 KB 2015-2016[PDF]49.78 KB 2016-2017[PDF]65.09 KB 2017-2018[PDF]294.97 KB 2018-2019[PDF]255.81 KB 2019-2020[PDF]35.17 KB


The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2020

SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-21- List of Applications Received

Chemical Sciences[PDF]316.65 KB - Shortlisted candidates-Chemical Sciences[PDF]390.27 KB

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences[PDF]301.84 KB - Shortlisted candidates-Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Engineering Sciences[PDF]423.73 KB - Shortlisted Candidates-Engineering Sciences[PDF]418.5 KB

Mathematical Sciences - [PDF]311.3 KB Shortlisted Candidates-Mathematical Sciences

Life Sciences[PDF]457.11 KB - Shortlisted Candidates-Life Sciences[PDF]395.99 KB

Physical Sciences[PDF]363.32 KB - Shortlisted candidates-Physical Sciences[PDF]390.4 KB

For more information contact:

Shri Milind Kulkarni (Scientist G) 
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Tel: 011-26512217
Email : milind[at]nic[dot]in & jacob[at]nic[dot]in