CSIR Young Scientist Awards (Grant)


Organisation:  Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

Apply By:  31 Jan . 2019


CSIR Young Scientist Awards (Grant)
 

Grant title: CSIR Young Scientist Awards (Grant)

Deadline: 31st January 2019

Preamble

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) introduced, in 1987, a scheme of Awards for Young Scientists in CSIR system in order to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. These Awards are known as “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”.

Nature

The Awards are given annually in the following fields:

i) Biological Sciences, ii)Chemical Sciences, iii)Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, iv )Engineering Sciences, v) Physical Sciences (including instrumentation)

Each award consists of a citation (signed by the Director General, CSIR and the Vice-President, CSIR), a cash prize of Rs.50000 (Rupees fifty thousand) and a plaque.

Research grant of Rs 25 lakh (Rupees twenty five lakh) over a period of five years, is also given, which is normally to the tune of Rs 5 lakh per annum per CSIR Young Scientist Awardee.

Purpose

Promoting excellence and recognising outstanding contributions made by the young CSIR scientists for their work done primarily in India during the last five years preceding the year of the Award.

Eligibility

Any scientist, engaged in research work in any of the CSIR laboratories/institutes, who is not more than 35 years of age, as reckoned on 26 September (CSIR Foundation Day) of the preceding year, is eligible for the Award.

Nominee should be a regular Scientist (as per CSRAP Rules) of CSIR system and should have joined the CSIR laboratory on or prior to 26 September of the previous year

Research Project

After the selections, each Awardee is required to submit a research project indicating the contingency and equipment grant that would be required by him/her for the pursuit of research as per his/her proposed project. Duration of the project may be for five years. The project should have the approval of the Director/ Research Council of the laboratories/ institute. The project is to be carried out independently. With effect from 1st April 1994, the Directors of CSIR laboratories/ institutes have been empowered to release the grant (presently Rs 5 lakh per annum per awardee, enhanced from the year 2008 onwards) for the approved projects to the CSIR Young Scientist Awardee, where he/ she is working. Intimation regarding this should be sent to Head, HRDG along with a copy of the project for reference and record.

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