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SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2016-17

Ministry of Science & Technology Department of Science & Technology
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To commemorate fiftieth year of India's Independence Government of India instituted a fellowship scheme for PhD holders in Science/ Engineering/ Medicine titled “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships”.  Under this fellowship scheme selected number of young scientists having excellent track record are chosen and are provided with all financial support required to carry out research in frontier areas of science and technology. The duration of fellowship will be five years and during this tenure each fellow scientist will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research proposal. The fellowship is open to all Indian nationals betwen the age group of 30 & 40 years of age at the time of applying.

The selection of eligible candidates for Swarnajayanti Fellowship will be done by subject committee constituted by DST after initial screening and presentation. The candidates shortlisted after presentation will be required to make a presentation before the national  National Core Committee of Experts which gives it final recommendations. An empowered committee of Secretaries will have the final say in the selection process based on the recommendation of National Core committee.


Eligibility criteria for SwarnaJayanti Fellowship 2016-17 is as follows:
1.The applicant should hold a  PhD degree in Science/Engineering/Medicine and should not be drawing any fellowship from any other source.
2.The applicant 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.
3.The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals having regular position in recognised Indian academic/research organization.
4.The 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.
Age Eligibility:
The fellowship is open to scientists between 30 to 40 years of age as on December 31, 2016. Applications of candidates who have completed 40 years of age as on or before 31.12.2016 will not be considered.


Deadline Details

The last date for submission of applications for SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2016-17 is 15th, April  2017.

Scholarship Amount Details

Each candidate selected under SwarnaJayanti Fellowship scheme is entitle to receive following benefits:

  • Monthly support worth Rs.25,000/- for five years for covering all requirements for performing research
  • The fellowship amount will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent institution
  • In addition to monthly stipend the fellowship also offers grants for equipments, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirement.


Mode of application: Offline & by email
1.Application format  for SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2016-17 can be downloaded by clicking on apply link of the site
2.The candidate may be required to submit the details of project proposal with title that he/she intends to undertake during the fellowship period.
3.One hard copy of completed application format in the prescribed format along with project document and one soft copy of the same application (to be sent over email in pdf format as a single file without annexures) should be sent to Jacob V. V. Scientist SJF Cell, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016. Email:



Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,,
New Delhi-110 016.
Telephone: +91-11-26567373, 26962819
Fax +91-11-26864570, 26862418

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