Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has invited applications for the ‘SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme’, 2018-19.
The Fellowships have been instituted to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with excellent track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology.
The fellowship is scientist specific and not institution specific. Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan.
The project should contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline.
Programmes/Schemes have been grouped under Chemical Sciences, Earth Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Details of the Scheme can be obtained from https://onlinedst.gov.in/Projectproposalformat.aspx
Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian Nationals having a regular position in a recognized Indian academic/research organization. The applicant should possess Ph.D in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine and should not be drawing Fellowship from any other Scheme of GOI. Applicant should be between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2018. Applications from candidates who have completed 40 year of age as on or before 31.12.2018 will not be considered.
Duration: The duration of the fellowship along with the project will be for a period not exceeding five years.
Support: The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for five years. The fellowship will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent Institution. In addition to fellowship, grants for equipments, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, if any, will be covered based on merit.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at https://onlinedst.gov.in/Login.aspx latest by 1159 pm on March 31, 2019. There is no need to send a hard copy of the submitted application to DST.
The announcement is also available on the internet website at http://www.dst.gov.in