J C Bose National Fellowships 2012 (Department of Science and Technology New Delhi)

Nominations are invited for the JC Bose National Fellowships, newly instituted by the Govt of India. The fellowship is meant to recognize active scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and contributions
The Department of Science and Technology will administer this scheme

The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective


All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship


The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 60 years

The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, namely Ph.D in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc and must have carried out several years of work in the specific area

These Fellowships are meant for those who have a proven track-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions

The candidate must have a regular position in an Institute/Organization and should be engaged in research

If he/she is availing any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships

The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years

Value of Fellowship: The value of the fellowship will be Rs 25,000/- per month in addition to regular income

In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency of Rs 10 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses

The JC Bose National Fellows would be eligible for regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Govt of India


The Institution in which the candidate is working would provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support for research

The candidate will continue to work at the place of his employment

The availability of JC Bose Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from the interested scientists and engineers

The Institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Department of Science and Technology

Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations

Individual scientists and engineers can also approach the institutions for forwarding their nominations to DST for the Fellowship

Selection of JC Bose Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered search-cum-selection committee specially appointed for the purpose

The nominations of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received throughout the year

There is, thus, no last date for this scheme

For more details visit website http://www.serc-dst.org  for any other information

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
Technology Bhawan,

New Mehrauli Road,

New Delhi-110016, Tel 011-26590499,

Email sskohli@nic.in


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