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Swarna Jayanti Fellowships 2020 for Young Scientists, Eligibility, Age, Selection

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Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020 – Department Of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India had instituted a scheme, “The Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence.  Applications are invited from young scientists for Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020 through online mode till March 31, 2020.


Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme

  • Govt. of India had instituted a scheme “The Swarnajayanti Fellowships” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence.
  • Under this scheme, a selected number of young scientists, with a proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.
  • The fellowships are scientists specific and not institution-specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring.

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020 Important Date

Last Date for submission of applications is

31st March 2020 by 23:59 hrs.


Nature of Support

The award consists of a Fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month in addition to the salary drawn from the parent Institute along with a Research Grant of Rs 5 lakh per annum by Department of Science and Technology for a period of 5 years, while the project submitted by the selected Fellows will be considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB norms, for recurring and non-recurring heads.



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


Eligibility Criteria for Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020

  • The applicant should possess a 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 the 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 2019. Applications from candidates who have completed 40 years of age as on or before 31st December 2019 will not be considered.


Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020 Application Process

  • Applications for the “Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2019-20” are invited from eligible candidates.
  • Candidates may log on onlinedst.gov.in from 15th February 2020 to access the homepage of the “DST e-PMS Portal” for details and submit the application in online mode only.
  • There is no need to send a hard copy.

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


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