Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021

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EligibilityResearchers below 45 years of age
AwardINR 5 lakh

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About the Program

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Science and Technology 2021 is a prize that is to be given for research contributions made by citizens of India during the last 5 years. The research must be done in the following disciplines- 

  • Biological Sciences, 
  • Chemical Sciences, 
  • Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences,
  • Engineering Sciences, 
  • Mathematical Sciences, 
  • Medical Sciences and 
  • Physical Sciences. 
Fellowship Details
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021 DeadlineClosed
    • Any Indian Citizen, not more than 45 years of age as of 31 Dec of the year preceding the year of the Prize
    • The candidate must be engaged in research in any field of science and technology.
    • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India can also apply for the award.

     INR 5 Lakh will be awarded annually for notable and outstanding research. 

    • Dully filled proforma (original + two copies)
    • USB/Pen drive containing
      • A digital photograph (in JPEG format)
      • Softcopy of duly filled proforma and reprints (in PDF format)
      • Attested copy of a certificate of age
      • Enclosures
    How can you apply?

    Procedure to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and read the guidelines before applying.
    Step 2: Download the nomination proforma.
    Step 3: Fill in all the details.
    Step 4: Answer all the questions carefully.
    Step 5: Attach all the required documents.
    Step 6: Send the application form by post at the address given below:

    Scientist Incharge – SSB YSA Unit
    Human Resource Development Group
    CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012

Important Dates

Application deadline: 31st March 2021

Selection Criteria

The prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the five years preceding the year of the prize.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The Prizes are awarded at a formal presentation ceremony arranged by CSIR. At the ceremony, a suitable citation on the work of the recipient of the Prize is readout.
  • The Advisory Committees for each year’s award is constituted with the approval of the Chairman of the Governing body of CSIR.
  • Despite the cash award, the recipients will also receive a citation and a plaque.
  • In all matters of award of SSB Prizes, the decision of CSIR shall be final.

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