About Swarna Jayanti FellowshipsSwarna Jayanti Fellowships scheme was initiated by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The scheme was started by Ministry of Science & Technology in the fiftieth year of Independence of India. Young researchers with an excellent academic background will be selected under this scheme. They will be provided financial assistance as well as other facilities to carry out their research in the field of science and technology. The fellowships will be granted for scientist for pursuing their research, not for the institution.
Under this fellowship scheme, there will be no restriction on the research of Scientists selected for this award. To fulfil their research goal they will have freedom and flexibility in terms of overheads as approved in their research proposal. Provided that the research project on which scientist is doing research must contain innovative ideas as well as a possible impact on research and development.
Fellowship supportUnder this scheme, each selected fellow will be awarded a fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month. It is to be noted that fellows will receive this fellowship in addition to the salary drawn from the parent Institute. Above this, a Research Grant of Rs. 5 lakh per annum will also be paid to the fellows up to a period of 5 years (fellowship term) by Department of Science and Technology. However, funding under the recurring and non-recurring head will be provided to the selected fellow by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB norms.
Duration of fellowshipFellowship duration, as well as project duration, will be a maximum of five years. However, beyond this period the fellowship will not be extended in any circumstances.
Age limitThe candidates between the age group of 30 to 40 years will be eligible to apply provided that the maximum age must be cross 40 years on December 31, 2019. The candidates must note that applications received from the candidates who have attained the age of 40 years on or before 31.12.2019 will not be entertained.
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