Government of India had instituted a scheme titled “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young 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.
Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan. The project to be submitted along with the application should, therefore, contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline.
The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2017. Applications from candidates wh o have completed 40 year of age as on orbefore 31.12.2017 will not be considered.