Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology
SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-21
Government of India had instituted a scheme titled “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships” 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, very selective and has close academic monitoring.
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 should contain
innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline.
The award consists of a Fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month in addition to the salary drawn from
the parent Institute for a period of 5 years, The fellows selected along with their projects will be
considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB
norms, for fellowship, recurring and non-recurring heads.
The duration of the fellowship along with the project will be for a period not exceeding five years.
The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals having a regular position in a recognized Indian
academic/research organization. The applicant should possess PhD in Science/ Engineering/
Medicine and should not be drawing Fellowship from any other Scheme of Government of India.
APPLICATION: Applications for the “SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-21” are invited
from eligible candidates in the format as given on DST online portal. The candidates may be
required to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea before
final selection. Candidates may log on onlinedst.gov.in from 11-02-2021 to access the home page
of the “DST e-PMS Portal” for details and submit the application in online mode only. There is no
need to send a hard copy.
The last date for submission of applications is March 31, 2021 by 2359 hrs.
This advertisement is also available at: http://www.dst.gov.in & www.serb.gov.in.