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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from young innovative students of India below 18 years of age for CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2020. In this competition, the students are required to submit their original creative designs and technological project proposals aimed at creating novel and utilitarian solutions of new processes/devices/utilities. Students can submit their entries as innovation proposals and get a chance to secure scholarship awards up to INR 1 lakh for their ideas. This talent based program also provides students with a chance to avail training-cum-awareness sessions with CSIR officials.
Students or groups of students who wish to apply for this award must adhere to the following eligibility guidelines. An applicant must:
The CIASC 2020 has announced a total of 15 award prizes for this year’s program:
|Rank||No. of Award positions||Cash Award|
|First prize||1||INR 100,000|
|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 rights to disburse some or all the prizes announced under this program.
Following documents are mandatory for CIASC-2020 application:-
Follow the below steps to apply for the award:
Step 1: Prepare an innovation proposal in English/Hindi (not more than 5,000 words).
Step 2: Enclose it in an envelope along with an authentication letter from the school principal.
Step 3: Also include other necessary documents.
Step 4: Seal and mark the envelope on the top left corner as ‘CIASC-2020’.
Step 5: Post the sealed envelope to the address below:
Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit
NISCAIR Building, 3rd Floor,
14-Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi-110067, India
Shortlisted students will be provided with a training-cum-awareness program for IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) by Innovation Protection Unit- IPU of CSIR. Final selections will be made after this training.
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