Kerala State Young Scientist

Kerala State Young Scientist Awards

The official notification for the Kerala State Young Scientist Awards has been released. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details regarding the award, the cash prize, the research grant and more below:

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Name of the Award: Kerala State Young Scientist Award.


The Kerala State Young Scientist Awards by the KSCSTE are intended to honour skilled young Scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science and technology coming within the purview of the Council. The research carried out individually in Kerala by young scientists of Indian origin with Ph.D. in any branch of Science & Technology that is working in Kerala for the last 3 years will be taken into consideration for the award.

Number of Awards: The number of awards made in each year will be restricted to 14. Awards will certainly not be shared.


Age: 37 years as on 31st December 2019( Nominees with the date of birth on or after 31-12-1982 are eligible).

Certification: PhD with 3 years of Post-Doctoral experience.

Experience: Working experience in any R&D/ Academic institution in Kerala continuously for the

last 3 years.

Nomination Procedure:

Candidates may be nominated by Vice-Chancellors of Universities in Kerala, Directors of Research Institutes/ R & D Centres of Industries, Heads of University Departments, Principals of Colleges with approved centres of research, Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Academy of Engineering and Indian.
Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Nominations will certainly be valid for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever is earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar. Nominations in the prescribed format along with all supporting documents must reach the Director, KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695004 latest by 28th November 2019. Nominations which are not complete or received after the due date will certainly not be considered.

Selection Procedure

Candidates recommended by the screening committee after a rigorous criteria-based screening will be welcomed for presentation of their research work. The applicants will be notified of their selection for the award separately by mail. The awards will certainly be distributed during the inaugural session of the Kerala Science Congress by the Chief Minister. The Awardees have to make a 15 mins presentation of the award-winning work in the Plenary Session of the Kerala Science Congress.

Prize Money and Research Grant

Each Awardee will be presented with a certificate with citation and prize money of Rs. 50,000/-. In addition, the recipient might be considered by the Council for a research grant of Rs.50 lakhs after due consideration of the research project with the help of an expert committee. The Awardee, within 3 years of the receipt of the award, will be taken into consideration for a visit abroad for presenting the research work at a conference.

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Travel Grant:


The Head,
Science, Technology Promotion Division
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
Tel: +91 471 2548214
e-mail: [email protected]

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  1. only kerala residents are able to fill this form not any other residents of other state ?

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