|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. The fellowships are scientist
specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic
Nature 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,
for those scientists who do not draw any salary from any other source.
The fellowship would be limited to Rs. 10,000/- per month for those who
draw salary from another source. In addition to fellowship, grants for
equipment, computational and communication facilities, consumables, contingencies,
administrative support, national and international travel and other special
requirements will be covered. 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.
Duration: The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding
Eligibility: The applicant
should possess one of the following degrees or equivalent: Ph.D in Science/Engineering,
Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine. Scientists should
be active in the frontier areas of science and engineering with outstanding
contributions, (research publications, peer recognition etc.) in his areas
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
Selection: 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.
Application to be submitted to Sh. Neeraj Sharma, Scientist F, Swarnajayanti
Fellowship Cell, Department of Science and Technology Bhawan, New Mahrauli
Road, New Delhi - 110 016. For more information visit: www.dst.gov.in
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