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INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY
NEW DELHI

SCOPE

INSA Medal for Young Scientists instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science
Academy and awarded annually are intended to honour talented young Indian scientists in
recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology
coming within the purview of the Academy. The research carried out in India by the
nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.

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NUMBER OF AWARDS

The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30.

AGE LIMIT

Any citizen of India who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year
preceding the year of award, shall be eligible for the award. Only those born on or after 1
January 1982 are eligible for consideration in the year 2018.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Candidates recommended by the Sectional Committees will be invited to present their
research work for consideration of the Committee which will meet in April 2018. The
candidates thus called for the presentation are entitled for II AC return rail fare and local
conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.

The evaluation and recommendation of the Sectional Committees are considered by the
Council of the Academy which makes the final selection.

PRESENTATION OF THE MEDALS

The presentation of Medals to selected awardees will be made by the President, INSA
during the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2018. To receive
the award, the awardees (along with spouse or one accompanying person) will be paid
travel expenses to cover the actual II AC rail fare and local conveyance as applicable.
Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.

CASH PRIZE AND RESEARCH GRANT

Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.

The awardee within five years of receipt of award will be considered for a visit abroad
with full support for presenting research work at conferences, or participating in
collaborative/training research projects (preferably up to a maximum of 10 days)
wherever possible.

As part of their career development, those young scientists who have been unable to
obtain suitable placement, may be considered for an interim Fellowship (amount
depending on the qualification and research experience) and contingency of Rs 25,000/-
per year. To avail this Fellowship, the awardee should be attached to some
research/academic institution. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a maximum
period of three years.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Candidates may be nominated by Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy,
previous recipients of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, national scientific societies,
university faculties, post-graduate departments or research institutions.

A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age
whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the
nominee has not yet crossed the age bar.

A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar. A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) alongwith all supporting documents. Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD/through e-mail at [email protected]), must reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 latest by October 31, 2017. Nominations, which are not complete or received after the due date, shall not be considered.

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