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INSPIRE Scholarship 2019, Dates, Eligibility, Registration

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Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Scholarship Program 2019

INSPIRE Scholarship 2019 – INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) is one of the most famous scholarships offered by the Department of Science and Technology with the motto of attracting talented students to science.

This complete program is based on the motive of attracting the youth of the country to indulge in scientific pursuits.

Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, has invited applications for the ‘Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)’, a component of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) for the year 2019
INSPIRE Scholarship Details

Scholarship Name INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research)
Department Name Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Total Number of Scholarships  10000 Every Year
Eligible Students Science Students


INSPIRE Scholarship 2019 Important Dates

Availability of online application 01st November 2019
Online application closes on 31st December 2019

 Awards & Benefits of INSPIRE Scholarship 2019

No   Scholarship Amount
1. INR 80,000 to the selected student
2. An annual scholarship of INR 60,000 @ INR 5000 per month
3. INR 20,000 every year for undertaking the mandatory summer time research project
Note All the selected candidates need to undertake summer research projects under the guidance of an active researcher in a recognised research centre of India.


Duration of the Support

1. A maximum period of five years starting from 1st year course in B.Sc./B.Sc.(Hons)/BS and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. or till the completion of the course, whichever is earlier.
2. Continuation of the scholarship for selected candidates is based on performance in the exams conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.


Eligibility Criteria for INSPIRE Scholarship 2019

1. The applicant must be within the age group of 17-22 years. 
2.  Students who happen to be among the top 1% in 12th standard at their respective Board Examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. levels
3. Students who have secured in the Joint Entrance Examination of JEE-Advance top 10,000 ranks, JEE-Main (top 10,000 ranks) plus those clearing NEET (top 10,000 ranks), and who also opt to study Natural and Basic Sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and postgraduate degree, would be eligible for the scholarship.
4. Students fulfilling the criterion [A] and admitted to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the University of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Exam (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are eligible for “SHE” scholarship.

See: Scholarship in India 2020

Selection Process

1. Selection will be done on the basis of cut off marks released by the authority.
2. Provisional offer letter should be downloaded by the students before the due date.
3. Shortlisted candidates will have to upload all the necessary documents before the specified timeline.
4. Selected candidates will get scholarship awards to SBI bank account via Direct Bank Transfer (DBT).


Name of the subjects

The subjects that come under the scope of Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) are mentioned in the table given below.

S. No Name of the subjects
1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. Mathematics
4. Biology
5. Statistics
6. Geology
7. Astrophysics
8. Astronomy
9. Electronics
10. Botany
11. Zoology
12. Biochemistry
13. Anthropology
14. Microbiology
15. Geophysics
16. Geochemistry
17. Atmospheric Sciences
18. Oceanic Sciences
19. Ecology
20. Marine Biology
21. Genetics
22. Bio Physics


 How to Apply for INSPIRE Scholarship 2019 – Application Process

Step 1 Apply and submit application with all essential documents through ONLINE mode only, through the web-portal www.online-inspire.gov.in
Step 2 This web- portal will be functional from 1st November 2019 and will be available up to 31st December 2019 for submission of applications
Note:  The detailed notification of this announcement call is available at the website www.online-inspire.gov.in

For more details and to apply online, please visit official website

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