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Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-May-2017
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AwardTravel expense, cash prize of INR 50,000, grant up to INR 20,000
Eligibility55 years of age or less, minimum 20 years of teaching exp
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002, e-mail:

What is Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award 2017?

The Academy has instituted the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award 2017 to recognize and value excellence, consistency and high level of teaching in Indian Colleges, Universities and Institutions. This award aims to recognize and honour teachers who provide guidance, inspiration and mentoring support to students to take careers in Science and Technology. The number of teachers receiving this award every year is 12. The awardees will get a scroll, a cash award of INR 50000 and a one-time book grant of INR 20000. Interested candidate less than 55 years of age can apply through the nomination and must be teaching or have taught in India for at least 20 years at an undergraduate and/or at postgraduate level in any recognized College/University/Institution. A teacher may be nominated by Fellows of INSA, IASc, NASI, Principal of a College, Vice-Chancellor of a University, Director of an Institution, a colleague or by a former student who is associated with an academic/R&D institution.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Outstanding teachers having at least 20 years of teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level in any Indian College/University/Institution
  • Age must be 55 years or less as on 31st December 2017
  • The award will also not be offered to Vice-Chancellor, Director and/or those holding a position where his/her teaching is restricted

How can you apply ?

The application can be done through nominations only with the following steps:

Step 1: Download the Nomination Form from here.

Step 2: Completely fill the form. A passport size photograph of the nominee must be affixed at the desired place.

Step 3: One hard copy and a soft copy (in MS-Word only) of the nomination form and latest CV.

Step 4: Please ensure that the nominee is aware of his/her nomination.

Step 5: The nomination must be forward to Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002 (one hard copy and a soft copy in a CD/through e-mail at

Terms and Conditions

Selection Criterion: Consistent excellence in teaching and inspiring students to take up careers in Science and Technology by introducing novel teaching methods, experiments and materials, and pedagogy. Active involvement in science popularization and outreach activities will be an additional consideration.

The announcement of the Awards: The names of the awardees selected for the award shall be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy to be held in October 2017.

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