CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2022

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EligibilitySchool students below 18 years
AwardCash awards up to INR 1,00,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 19-04-2022   Posted By : Salma

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2022 is an initiative by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for young innovative students of India below 18 years of age. The CIASC (CSIR Innovation Award for School Children) is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children. The award consists of a certificate and 15 prizes, cash prizes and up to INR 1,00,000.

CSIR is a premier industrial R&D organization of India which mainly works towards building awareness, interest and motivation for scientific temperament and innovative spirit among school children.

  • CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be below 18 years of age as on 1st January 2022 
    • Be an Indian citizen 
    • Be enrolled in class XII at a recognized Indian school


    Note - Proposals can be submitted by a student or a group of students. However, a single award will be given to a group of students.


    The CIASC 2022 has announced a total of 15 award prizes for this year’s program. Besides a certificate, the selected candidates will receive the cash awards as listed below - 

    Rank No. of Award positions Cash Award
    First prize 1 INR 1,00,000
    Second prize 2 INR 50,000 each
    Third prize 3 INR 30,000 each
    Fourth prize 4 INR 20,000 each
    Fifth prize 5 INR 10,000 each


    Note: The CSIR reserves the right to disburse some or all the prizes announced under this program.


    Following documents are mandatory for the CIASC-2022 application:-

    • Innovation idea proposal (Hindi/English) not more than 5,000 words
    • Personal details information: Separate page containing the following details:-
      • Title of the innovation
      • Name and date of birth of the applicant
      • School address and residential address
      • Current class/grade
      • Telephone no. (Residence/School)
      • Email address
    • Authentication Letter: Signed by school principal verifying applicants enrolment at the school and approval for participation
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply for the award - 

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read all the details carefully.
    Step 2: Send the application by hard copy through Registered Post/Courier to - 

    Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit 
    NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg
    Special Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110 067

    Step 3: Alternatively, the participants can submit their entries through email at - ciasc.ipu@niscair.res.in.


    Note -

    • Please seal and mark the envelope on the top left corner as - ‘CIASC-2022’.
    • Submit the hard copy of all applications through the post with an authentication letter (with seal and date) from the School Principal on the innovation claims being made.
    • A scanned copy of the authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal/Head of the School where the student is enrolled is necessary with the proposal for the entries sent through email.
Important Dates

Last date of application: 30th April 2022

Selection Criteria
  • The decision of the Award Selection Committee/CSIR will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiries/correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
  • The award would be announced on or before 26th September 2022.
Terms and Conditions
  • The proposals submitted should be one that is novel and utilitarian.
  • The proposals would be categorized into groups such as Biotechnology/biology, Chemical, Electronics & Engineering/device and design. However, design-based applications are encouraged. 
  • It is not mandatory that all 15 announced prize levels will be distributed.
  • The proposal already awarded by any Central/State Government/Ministry/Department/Organization need not be sent for this scheme.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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