Department of Science & Technology Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme-2020

Are you looking for a fellowship? Department of Science & Technology, Government of India is inviting application from eligible candidates under the Swarna Jayanti Fellowships scheme. Young scientists are invited to apply. In this article, you can get the details of fellowship scheme, eligibility criteria, age limit, and application procedure and application deadlines etc.

About Swarna Jayanti Fellowships

Swarna 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 support

Under 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 fellowship

Fellowship 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.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Only Indian Nationals can apply for this fellowship.
  2. The applicant must hold a regular position in any recognised university, institute or research organization etc.
  3. The applicant must hold a PhD degree in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine discipline.
  4. He/she should not be availing any other fellowship scheme of Government of India.

Age limit

The 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.

How to apply

  • The candidates can check the official notification of this fellowship on the website of Department of Science & Technology.
  • Eligible and interested candidates who wish to apply for the "Swarna Jayanti Fellowships Scheme 2019-20" may log on
  • The candidates after login to the "DST e-PMS Portal" must enter all the requisite details and submit the application.
  • The application will be accepted in online mode only. Candidates can keep a copy of it with them.
  • Please note that hard copy of the submitted application form is not required to be sent to the DST.

What are the important dates?

  • Start of application submission: February 15, 2020.
  • The deadline for applications submission: April 30, 2020 by 23:59 hrs.

Contact persons

  • Shri Milind Kulkarni (Scientist G)
    Email :
  • Dr Jacob V. V.
    Email :

Communication address

  • Department of Science & Technology
    Technology Bhawan
    New Mehrauli Road
    New Delhi-110 016.


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