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Swarna Jayanti Fellowships in Science & Technology 2015-16

Deadline: 30-Apr-2016

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AwardStipend of Rs 25,000 per month for five years
EligibilityPh.D holder in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine and not having fellowship from any other Scheme of GOI
CountryIndia
Scholarhip provider contact

Jacob Varughese. V.
Scientist 
NSM & SJF Cell,
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhawan, 
New Mehrauli Road, 
New Delhi – 110 016.
Email: jacob@nic.in
Contact: +91-11-26567373, 26962819 

DESCRIPTION

Government of India had instituted a scheme titled “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with excellent track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowship is scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and has close academic monitoring.

NATURE OF SUPPORT: The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of ` 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.

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. The applicant should possess Ph.D in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine and should not beØ drawing Fellowship from any other Scheme of GOI.  
  2. Scientists should be active in the frontier area of science and engineering with outstanding contributions in the form of research publications and/ or patents, peer recognition from scientific community, awards etc. in his/ her area of research.  
  3. The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India or abroad.
  4. The scientists from abroad can choose to work at any SØ&T institution within 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.
  5. The institute should also undertake financial and other management responsibilities of theØ project throughout the five year term in case fellowship is awarded to the scientist.

AGE ELIGIBILITY: The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2015. Applications of candidates who have completed 40 year of age as on or before 31.12.2015 will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY

Application can be done by post only.

MORE INFORMATION

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. 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.

Duration:

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

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.

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