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J.C. Bose National Fellowship 2017

Department of Science and Technology
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J.C. Bose National Fellowship, a scholarship named after one of the most brilliant scientists of India, Shri Jagdish Chandra Bose. The scholarship is aimed to identify and promote active scientists and engineers who have exemplary performance records and the desire to continue with research in India. All areas of science and engineering are covered under this program. The initial duration of the fellowship will be for five years. Further extension will depend on the research requirements.


  • The student should be an Indian national, residing in the country
  • Age limit: 68 years at the time of completion of fellowship
  • Degree: Higher degree or equivalent, which is either a master’s degree/ Ph.D/ MD in the fields of science/ engineering or medicine, with substantial work experience in the field of their study
  • Research publication and proven record of such recognitions is a must
  • Regular students (candidates) can only apply. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a research program at a recognized university/institute/organization on a full-time basis. If the candidate is currently on any other scholarship, then they will have to opt out of one of the two scholarships. They cannot opt for both scholarships simultaneously.


Deadline Details

This scholarship is available for nominations throughout the year and there is no last date for registration.

Scholarship Amount Details
  • Additional grant of Rs. 10 lakh each year for research will be provided to attend conferences and handle other research-related expenses.
  • Eligibility for fellowship of the J. C. Bose National Scholarship will be provided to facilitate research grants, which will be funded by extramural schemes through tie-ups with S&T agencies along with the Indian government, funding sources.


Interested and eligible candidates can access registration forms to avail this scholarship at the research institutions, endorsed online on their websites.


Dr. Pravakar Mohanty
Scientist-C (Convener- J C Bose Fellowships)
Science and Engineering Research Board 5 & 5A,
Lower Ground Floor, Vasant Square Mall,
Sector-B, Pocket-5,
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi – 110 070

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