SwarnaJayanti Fellowships

Department of Science and Technology


Government of India had instituted a scheme titled SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number ofyoung scientists, with excellent track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowship is scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and has close academic monitoring.

The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2016. Applications from candidates who have completed 40 year of age as on or before 31.12.2016 will not be considered. 


  • The applicant should possess Ph.D in Science/​Engineering/​Medicine and should not be drawing Fellowship from any other Scheme of GOI.
  • Scientists should be active in the frontier area of science and engineering with outstanding contributions in the form of research publications and/​or patents, peer recognition from scientific community, awards etc. in his/​her area of research.
  • The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals having a regular position in a recognized Indian academic/​research organization.
  • The organization/​institute should also undertake financial and other management responsibilities of the project throughout the five year term in case fellowship is awarded to the scientist.

To Apply

Applications for the SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” are invited from eligible candidates in the format given here. The candidates may be required to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea before final selection. Only one hard copy and one soft copy of the complete application (to be sent over email in pdf format as a single file without annexures) in the prescribed format along with the project document should be submitted to:

Jacob V. V.
SJF Cell,
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016.
Email: jacob@​nic.​in

The last date for submission of applications is April 15th , 2017.

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