AyushCentral Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, located at J.L.N.B.C.E.H. Anusandhan Bhawan, No. 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp ‘D’ Block, Jankpuri, New Delhi-110058, has invited applications for nominations under the ‘AYUSH Award Scheme’ of CCRAS, 2017 for outstanding and significant contributions in the field of Ayurvedic Sciences.

Awards are given under four categories.

Best Research Paper Award: The award is given to scientists and researchers working in any institution in the country or abroad, for original and outstanding research contributions made primarily in the field of Ayurveda in clinical, literary and drug research separately. The nominations may be supported by the original research work done for the greater good of the humanity with contribution to the Ayurvedic field in clinical, literary and drug research separately. The original research work submitted by the nominee should not have been presented for any similar award elsewhere. In case of a joint research work, the applicant for award shall furnish a No Objection Certificate from other contributors for application. If NOC is not available, then the affidavit may be submitted by the applicant indicating the same. The original research work should have been done during last three calendar years from the year of award.

The Award comprises a certificate, a cash award of Rs 50,000/- and a memento or plaque for each category. The award certificate shall indicate the title of research paper along with all names of contributors, if any, in the same sequence as given in the paper.

Young Scientist Award: The award is to be given to the scientists and researchers working in any institution in the country or abroad for original and outstanding research contribution(s) made primarily in the field of Ayurveda in clinical, literary and drug research separately. The nominations may be supported by the original research work done for the greater good of the humanity with contribution to the Ayurvedic field. The original research work submitted by the nominee should not have been presented for any similar award elsewhere.

Age of the nominee should not be over 45 years as on 1st January of the year of application. A certificate regarding employment should be furnished from the organisation where the applicant scientist works.

The Award comprises a certificate, a cash award of Rs 1,00,000/- and a memento or plaque for each category.

Life Time Achievement Award: The purpose of the award is to give recognition to individuals whose life time work has contributed significantly for enhancing Ayurvedic knowledge and practices. The award is to be given to the best practitioner, the best researcher and the best academician, separately, working in any institution in the country and abroad in the field of Ayurveda for contributing a great deal of service to the nation in different spheres of activities in Ayurveda. The nominations are to be supported by a bio data along with statement of work, achievement, accomplishment or performance on which the claim to the award is based and details of publications, if any.

The Award comprises of a certificate, a cash award of Rs 2,00,000/- and a memento/plaque for each category.

Best Teacher Award:  The purpose of the award is to give recognition to eminent teachers who have contributed significantly for enhancing Ayurvedic knowledge and practices. The award is to be given to the best teacher in the field of Ayurveda for contributing a great deal of service in different spheres of activities in Ayurveda in clinical, literary and drug research, separately. The nominations may be supported by a bio data along with statement of work, achievement, accomplishment or performance on which the claim to the award is based and details of publications.

The Award comprises a certificate, a cash award of Rs 2,00,000/- and a memento or plaque for each category.

Other conditions: The nominee should be referred by at least 3 authorities including Head of any research/teaching/training organization of Ayurveda/Allied Sciences with Ayurvedic wing/ Ayurvedic PG Institution/ Director Ayurveda/AYUSH of State/Central Government/ UT Administration.

The Nominee should not be related either by blood, marriage or adoption to the person making the nomination provided that such a person has not played any direct part in the nominee’s work.

Detailed Guidelines related to the Awards, the process of selection and the prescribed pro forma for nomination are available at http://ccras.nic.in/node/922

Nominations: Nominations in the prescribed pro forma (original + five copies) should reach ‘Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp.’D’ Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, latest by 31st December 2017, by registered / speed post, in an envelope super-scribed ‘Application/ Nomination for ………………. Award’. In case of nominee from abroad, the form should be forwarded through Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India fulfilling all the requirements as per guidelines for foreign nomination

A CD/DVD/USB flash drive is also required containing digital photograph (in JPEG format), duly filled pro forma and significant publications (in PDF format) of the nominee.

Contacts: Email: dg-ccras@nic.in

Tel: 011-28585852, Fax: 28520748

Website: www.ccras.nic.in