National Sports Talent Search Grant for STC 2019

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EligibilityJunior sportspersons aged 10-18 years
AwardMultiple benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 18-03-2019   Posted By : Admin

Sports Authority of India (SAI) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is offering a financial grant to groom the junior level sportspersons in the age group of 12-18 years. SAI Training Centres (STCs) are established in a State where the sports infrastructure is provided by the respective State Governments. The selected sportsperson will receive multiple benefits including boarding expenses, sports kit, education expenses, stipend, and insurance etc.

  • National Sports Talent Search Grant for STC 2019

    To be eligible, the candidate must:

    • Be 12 years to 18 years for individual sports
    • Be 10 years to 18 years for team sports

    Note: Relaxation by DG SAI can be granted on an exceptional basis and after fulfilling certain conditions, limited to 25% of the new induction.


    The financial grant is awarded in the following manner:

    For resident trainees:

    • Boarding Expenses (per day per head) Non-Hilly Areas for 330 days- INR 225
    • Per day per head for Hilly Areas for 330 Days- INR 250
    • Sports kit (per trainee per annum) (Max. INR 5000)- INR 12000
    • Competition Exposure (per trainee per annum)  
    • Education Expenses (per trainee per annum)  
    • Medical Expenses (per trainee per annum)  
    • Insurance (per trainee per annum)    
    • Other Expenses (per trainee per annum)

    For non-resident trainee:

    • Sports Kit (per trainee per year) - INR 4000
    • Competition exposure (per trainee per annum)- INR 3000
    • Stipend (per trainee per year)- INR 6000
    • Insurance (per trainee p.a.)- INR 150
    How can you apply?

    Apply to a scheme in a simple process shown below:
    Step 1: Visit and register on the site by clicking on the "Register" button.
    Step 2: Create a profile.
    Step 3: In order to get shortlisted, provide as much information as you can especially if you have been a sportsperson and participated in competitions before.
    Step 4: Apply for the scheme - "SAI Training Centre(s)" before the deadline.

    Note: Parents can apply on behalf of their ward.

Important Dates
  • Scheme start date - 01/04/2017
  • Scheme end date - 31/03/2019
Terms and Conditions

The applicants are eligible for the following sports category:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Fencing   
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi   
  • Karate
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Kho-Kho
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Rowing
  • Sepak takraw   
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Weight-Lifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by August, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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