INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2020

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EligibilityYoung scientists below 35 years of age
AwardBronze medal and cash prize of INR 50,000

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About the Program

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) invites applications for INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2020 from young scientists below 35 years of age. The award shall be made in recognition of notable contributions to any branch of science or technology, recognized by the Academy, on the basis of work carried out in India. Selected scientists will receive a bronze medal and a cash prize of INR 50,000.

Competition Details
  • INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a citizen of India
    • Be a young scientist below 35 years of age as on December 31 of the year preceding the year of the award

    Selected scientists will receive a bronze medal and a cash prize of INR 50,000.

    • One hard copy of the application form (through speed post/courier)
    • Soft copy of the nomination in MS-Word/ pdf (through e-mail at
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click here to download the form.
    Step 2: Fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Enclose the required documents.
    Step 4: Send the two sets of completed application through proper channel to the Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 31st October 2020

Selection Criteria

All the valid nominations, based on the subject area of the work, will be considered by the respective sectional committees of the academy.

Terms and Conditions
  • The presentation of medals will be made by the President, INSA, at the time of the Anniversary General Meeting.
  • The academy would bring out a brochure containing 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 shall be announced at the Ordinary General Meeting in the month of July and subsequently communicated to the awardees/fellowship.

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