Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021-22

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EligibilityIndian nationals working in engineering profession in public funded institutions
AwardMonthly fellowship of INR 25,000 and other benefits

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About the Program


Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) is offering Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021-22 to outstanding engineers to recognize, encourage and support translational research for achieving excellence in engineering, innovation, and technology development. The selected candidates will receive a monthly fellowship worth INR 25,000 and other benefits. A maximum of 10 fellowships will be awarded per year.

  • Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021-22

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian national working in India in various capacities of the engineering profession in public-funded institutions
    • Possess adequate professional qualification and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree
    • Have a minimum of 5 years of service left in the parent organization as of the date of the award

    Note: Applicants should not be holding any other fellowship.

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    The fellowship covers the following:

    • A monthly fellowship of INR 25,000 in addition to the regular income
    • A research grant of INR 15 lakh per year
    • An INR 1 lakh per annum overhead
Important Dates

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Selection Criteria

Selection of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellows will be made by a Search-Cum-Selection Expert Committee specially constituted for the purpose, as per the broad guidelines of the fellowship.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The nominations can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions/organizations, Presidents/fellows of National science/engineering academies, SS Bhatnagar Awardees, and JC Bose awardees.
  • All areas of engineering, innovation, and technology are covered under this fellowship.
  • The duration of the fellowship will be initially for 3 years, extendable by up to 2 more years depending on the performance.
  • The fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.
  • The fellowship is taxable as per the IT rule of the Government of India.

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