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ICAR Awards 2019 – R&D Prize Of Up to Rs 8.5 Lakhs

ICAR Awards 2019 – Jawaharlal Nehru / Lal Bahadur Shastri / Swami Sahajanand / Nanaji & Panjabrao Deshmukh R&D Prize Of Up to Rs 8.5 Lakhs. Indian nationals are encouraged to check out all of the details on the same below:

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Award 1: Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2019

 In order to promote high quality doctoral thesis research in priority/frontier areas of agriculture and allied sciences, ICAR has instituted Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied SciencesThe award, given annually, carries 18 awards of Rs. 50,000/-in cash, Citation, Certificate and silver medal (gold polished) each for the outstanding original doctoral research work in agriculture and allied sciences. This award is meant exclusively for the doctoral thesis related to agricultural sciences from Indian Universities. The Ph.D. degree/provisional degree for this award must have been awarded during the year preceding the year of the award i.e. 2018.  Applicant must have evidence of publication of at least one good research paper from his/ her doctoral research work in the form of published paper/ certificate of acceptance in a reputed journal having NAAS rating of ≥ 6.Applications must be submitted in the recommended format together with a copy of the Doctoral Thesis and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority who may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the concerned scholar.

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Award 2: Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award 2019

Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award is exclusively meant for individual women scientists in which two awards are given annually to recognize the excellence in any of the core areas of agricultural research. All women scientists engaged in research in agricultural and allied subjects /extension in a recognized institution are eligible for this award. The award consists of Rs.1.00 lakh in cash, Certificate & Citation along with provision of equal amount of Rs.1.00 lakh for motivating woman scientists and female students across the country including travel within a year of receiving the award. Applications must be submitted in the recommended format and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority who may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the concerned woman scientist.

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Award 3: Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2019

Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award is given to talented young scientists to recognize their outstanding original research contribution. A total of four awards, one in each broad discipline categories, viz; Crop & Horticultural Sciences, Animal & Fisheries Sciences, NRM & Agricultural Engineering and Social Sciences are given annually under this award. An individual award of Rs.1.00 lakh in cash and a challenge project for three years with budgetary provision of Rs.10.00 lakh per year+ Rs. 5.00 lakh for foreign training (upto 3 months), if deemed necessary by the ICAR is given in this award besides Certificate & Citation.  The challenge project and foreign training will be administered/monitored by the concerned subject matter Division of ICAR.  All young scientists who possess a doctoral degree and are below forty years of age (on 31st Dec.2018) and hold a regular teaching, research, extension education job in the ICAR-SAU system of institutions and engaged in research in agricultural and allied sciences for at least five years continuously are eligible for consideration. Applications must be submitted in the recommended format and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority who may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the concerned scientist.

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Award 4: Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Outstanding Extension Scientist Award 2019

This award is exclusively meant for individual extension scientist/teacher for excellence in agricultural extension methodology and education work.  Two individual awards are given annually which consist of Rs.1.00 lakh in cash, Certificate and Citation.  Two awards have been assigned across the disciplines in agriculture & allied sciences. Applications must be submitted in the recommended format and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority who may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the concerned scientist.

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Award 5: Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2019

In order to recognize, encourage and promote the understanding that practical and useful research would normally have interdisciplinary in approach, the ICAR has constituted the Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences. The award is annual in nature. All agricultural scientists engaged in interdisciplinary team research in India in the specified subject areas are eligible. The team must have scientist-level representation from a minimum of three well-recognized disciplines and may also have technical officers (T6 and above). They must have been working on an integrated research project dealing with an inherently interdisciplinary problem in a system based, problem solving mode. The final phase of the research work including its field validation must have been completed during the five years preceding the year of the award. Each member of the team must have remained its active member continuously for at least three years preceding the year of the award. Documentary evidence should be provided that the project has been running/ has run continuously for at least five years at that time of submission of the application. The award is not limited to NARS i.e. Agricultural Scientists outside NARS are also eligible if they meet the eligibility criteria as mentioned above.  Two awards ( i) Animal & Fisheries Sciences& ii) Social Sciences)would be given during the yearThe awards in the remaining two categories will be given next year. Each award would be of Rs.5,00,000/– (Rupees Five Lakh only). Not more than one award will be given in any discipline. Applications must be submitted in the recommended format and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority who may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the team of scientists.

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How to Apply:

The prescribed eligibility criteria, the guidelines and the pro-forma for applying for these awards may be downloaded from the ICAR website (www.icar.org.in). The applicants are required to submit their application in PDF format (in concise form not exceeding 30 pages-highlighting the significant achievements, citation (where applicable), awards/ recognitions earned and other important details as required as per the application format) on our dedicated ICAR Award e-mail: ([email protected]). In addition, 2 hard copies of the application form may also be submitted. In case of farmer applicants, not able to submit the applications electronically, may submit two copies of applications duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate forwarding/ nominating authority. The application(s) with complete documents sent through email, duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate authority should be sent to Dr. Shiv Prasad Kimothi, Assistant Director General (Coordination), ICAR, Room No. 204A, Krishi Bhawan, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001 so as to reach him on or before 31.12.2019. The last date for receiving the hard copy of applications duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate authority for applicants in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, States/Union Territory in the North Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J&K State and Sikkim is 15.1.2020The candidates should also clearly mention their contact details (mobile No. and e-mail) along with Bank Account No., Bank Address, IFSC Code and PAN No and attach a copy of cancelled cheque. The Council will retain the award winning applications/thesis for the record.

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Each candidate/team will be judged on the basis of the originality and/or the applied value of the research work/investigations as revealed in the documents submitted by him/her/them. In all matters relating to the award, the decision of the Council shall be final and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

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