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..
Nature of Support:
The award consists of a Fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month in addition to the salary drawn from the parent Institute along with a Research Grant of Rs 5 lakh per annum by Department of Science and Technology for a period of 5 years, while the project submitted by the selected Fellows will be considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB norms, for recurring and non-recurring heads. 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 years.
The advertisement for “Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme” for each year will appear on the DST website with all details.
Swarnajayanti Fellowships Awards
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For more information contact:
Department of Science & Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Email : milind[at]nic[dot]in & jacob[at]nic[dot]in