i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India, with upper age limit of 68 years for completion of fellowship.
ii) 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.
iii) These Fellowships are meant for those who have a proven track–record as evident from their research publications and recognitions.
iv) 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.