Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships (January-2014)

The Department of Science and Technology has instituted Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships, in order to promote cutting-edge scientific research in centre of excellence in India. Eminent scientist of any nationality desirous of carrying out research in Indian Institutions for a period of 12 months in a three year duration world be enabled by this Fellowship Science

Nomination of eminent scientist for the Award of Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship are invited from Heads of Academic/Research Institutions, Presidents/Fellows of Science Academics and global leaders in science

Scope: Areas in Natural and Physical Sciences including Mathematics

Duration: The Fellowship would be availed for a duration of 12 months during a period of three years, from the date of offer of the Fellowship Award

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to overseas scientists with high academic distinction and achievements
High academic distinctions accompanied by election to the fellowships like Royal Society, US and French Academics and their equivalent

The nominated scientists should continue to be active in Research, as evidenced from R&D Outputs over the past five years

Nature of Support:

Value of the Fellowship is US$ 100,000 for a 12 months period

In addition, each Fellow will receive aggregated research grant of Rs.5.5 million part of which may be utilised to engage project staff (02 Research Fellows or 01 Post-doctoral Research Fellow), international/local travel and other contingent expenses to carry out research

The selected scientists could choose:

Their place of research anywhere in India

Duration (total of 12 months spread over a period of up to three years)

Research theme for pursuing their research

Research collaboration in India, if any

25 Fellowships for the period 2014-17

Host Institution: The Host Institutions for the Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellows would need to provide the necessary infrastructure, furnished housing and administrative support to the Fellow

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, would provide Rs.1 million to the host institute to cover the expenses of such support

Methodology for Selection:

Nominations for the Fellowship are solicited through an open call

A Search Committee will select and recommend suitable nominations to the Govt of India

How to Apply:

The nominations for the Fellowship may be sent to Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016 through  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (please mention “Attention SS Kohli, Director, DST” in the subject of the email)

There is no prescribed format for nomination

The nomination letters should be accompanied by recent and details CV of the nominee and expressed willingness to accept the Fellowship, if offered

Since the Govt. of India wishes to initiate the Fellowship scheme by January 2014, early nomination byDecember 2013 are solicited

To see further details log on to www.dst.gov.in

Department of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships 

Ministry of Sciences and Technology
Government of India
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016, Tel +91-11-26567373
Website: www.dst.gov.in

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