Call for INSA Young Scientists Medal 2015

Applications have been invited by Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi for award of INSA Medal for Young Scientists for the year 2015

Award is 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


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Number of Awards

The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30

Age Limit

Any citizen of India, who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year preceding the year of award, shall be eligible for the award. Only those born on or after 01st January 1980 are eligible for consideration in the year 2015

Selection Procedure

Candidates recommended by the Sectional Committees will be invited to present their research work for consideration of the Committee which will meet in March/April 2015

The candidates thus called for the presentation are entitled for II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets

The evaluation and recommendation of the Sectional Committees are considered by the Council of the Academy which makes the final selection

Cash Prize and Research Grant

Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs.25000/-.  In addition, the recipient may be considered for research support with seed money

The awardee within five years of receipt of award will be considered for a visit abroad with full support for presenting research work at conferences, and/or participating in collaborative / training research projects wherever possible

As part of their career development, those young scientists who have been unable to obtain suitable placement, may be considered for an interim Fellowship (amount depending on the qualification and research experience) and contingency of Rs 25000/- per year

To avail this Fellowship, the awardee should be attached to some research / academic institution.  The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a maximum period of three years

Nomination Procedure:

Candidates may be nominated by Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy, previous recipients of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, national scientific societies, university faculties, post-graduate departments or research institutions

A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar

A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format along with all supporting documents

Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD /through e-mail at [email protected]), must reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002

Last Date for Receiving Nominations: 31st October 2014

Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy,

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002, Website