INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2022

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EligibilityYoung scientists
AwardA Medal, certificate and honorarium INR 1 lakh

About the Program


Last Updated On : 14-07-2022   Posted By : Salma

INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2022 is an initiative of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) to honour talented young Indian scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the academy. The award has been solely managed and funded by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). The selected 40 awardees will receive an honorarium of INR 1 lakh each, a medal, and a certificate. 

  • INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be a citizen of India
    • Be a young scientist below 40 years of age as of December 31 of the preceding year of the award

    The selected 40 awardees will receive an honorarium of INR 1 lakh each, a medal, and a certificate (one-time).

    The presentation of medals to selected awardees will be made by the President, INSA during the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December. The candidates called for presenting their work before the Sectional Committees will be entitled to II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable.

    • A self-attested scanned copy of a certificate of age 
    • Summarized research (Note - If part of the work has been done abroad, please indicate the work done abroad and the work done in India.)
    • A brief statement, not exceeding 500 words, highlighting the research contribution for which the INSA medal for young scientists is recommended by the proposer
    • List of publications and/or patents of the nominee; Please mark five most significant publications with an asterisk (*). The information must be provided under three heads -
      • Published papers
      • Papers accepted for publication
      • Papers accepted for presentation at the conference


    Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scheme Details'.

    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidate can apply for the award by using the below-mentioned steps - 

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read all the details carefully. 
    Step 2: Navigate the 'Download Form' section below the page.
    Step 3: Download the nomination form.
    Step 4: Send the nomination form in the prescribed format (PDF) with all the supporting documents through email at - latest by 15th December 2022.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 31st December 2022

Selection Criteria

The Council will select candidates for the award based on the reports received from the Conveners of Sectional Committees at the meeting in the month of August/September.

The candidates will be nominated by fellows of the Indian National Science Academy, previous recipients of the INSA Medal for Young Scientists, Fellows of national academies, faculty members of universities and institutes and scientists at research institutes and national laboratories.

The research carried out in India independently by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.

Important documents
Terms and Conditions
  • Reimbursement will be made on the production of supporting documents.
  • All the valid nominations, based on the subject area of the work, will be considered by the respective sectional committees of the academy.
  • The academy would bring out a brochure containing the contributions of the young scientists for the award at the time of the presentation of the award.
  • The names of the young scientists selected for the award by the Council will be announced at the Ordinary General Meeting in the month of July and subsequently communicated to the awardees/fellows.

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