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Swarna Jayanti Fellowship 2017 – Eligibility, Application, Dates

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships 2017

Govt. of India had instituted a scheme, "The Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme" to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence

Under this scheme, a selected number of young scientists are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology

The fellowships are scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring

Nature of Support

The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for five years. The fellowship will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent Institution

In addition to fellowship, grants for equipments, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, if any, will be covered based on merit

Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan

The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding five years

Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2017 Eligibility

The applicant should possess PhD in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine and should not be drawing Fellowship from any other Scheme of GOI
Scientists should be active in the frontier area of science and engineering with outstanding contributions in the form of research publications and/ or patents, peer recognition from scientific community, awards etc. in his/ her area of research

The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals having a regular position in a recognized Indian academic/research organization; the organization/institute should also undertake financial and other management responsibilities of the project throughout the five year term in case fellowship is awarded to the scientist

Age Criteria
The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on 31st December 2016. Applications from candidates who have completed 40 year of age as on or before 31st December 2016 will not be considered

Swarnajayanti Fellowship Application Procedure

Applications for the "SwarnaJayanti Fellowships" are invited from eligible candidates in the format given below. The candidates may be required to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea before final selection. Only one hard copy duly forwarded and one soft copy of the complete application (to be sent over email in pdf format as a single file without annexures) in the prescribed format along with the project document should be submitted to:
Jacob V. V.
SJF Cell,
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110016

This advertisement is also available on the internet website at: http://www.dst.gov.in

Swarnajayanti Fellowship Important Dates

The Last Date for Submission of Applications is 15th April 2017

Swarnajayanti Fellowship Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will include consideration at various stages. The Dept. constitutes a Subject Committee which screens applications received and calls the screened in applicants for presentation

The candidates shortlisted after presentation by the Subject Committees will have to make presentation to the National Core Committee of Experts which gives its final recommendations. An Empowered Committee of Secretaries will make the final selection based on the recommendation of National Core Committee

Scientists selected for the award should have accomplished innovative original research in frontier areas of science and technology

Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology. DST is responsible for organising, coordinating, formulating polocies and promoting S&T activities in the country

Dept. of Science & Technology, New Delhi

Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016, Email [email protected], Website www.dst.gov.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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