Department of Science & Technology (DST) announces Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme 2021 for Young Scientists

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2021 – 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 for the “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-21” are invited from eligible candidates in the format as given on DST online portal.

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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 2021 Important Date



Last Date for submission of applications is

31st March 2021 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 2021

  • 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 2021
  • Applications from candidates who have completed 40 years of age as on or before 31st December 2021 will not be considered

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2021 Application Process

  • Applications for the “Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2021-22″ are invited from eligible candidates.
  • Candidates may log on from 31st March 2021 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

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