CSIR Young Scientist Awards

CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2020 – Applications Invited

The official notification for the CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2020 has been released. You will get Rs 25 Lakh Research Grant+Rs 50,000/- Cash Prize. Awards will be granted in the field of Biological Sciences. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the same below:

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CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2020

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) invites nominations for CSIR Young Scientist (YS) Awards for the year 2020. The awards are to be given for research contributions made primarily in India. The nominee should be a regular Scientist (as per CSRAP Rules) of CSIR system as well as need to have joined the CSIR lab on or prior to 26th September 2019. The age of the nominee ought to not be more than 35 years as on 26th September 2019.

The YS Awards are given each year in the following disciplines: (1) Biological Sciences, (2) Chemical Sciences, (3) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, (4) Engineering Sciences

, and (5) Physical Sciences (consisting of instrumentation). The YS Award comprises a citation, a cash award of Rs. 50,000( Rupees fifty thousand only), and a plaque.

Nominations addressed to Scientist Incharge, SSB YSA Unit, Human Resource Development (HRD) Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012 should be sent according to the prescribed nomination proforma latest by 31st January 2020. A CD/DVD/USB flash drive is additionally required containing duly filled proforma, significant publications (in PDF format) and also photograph (in JPEG format) of the nominee.

The details of the YS Award and also the prescribed proforma for nomination might be.
obtained from over address or might likewise be downloaded from the internet site:


1) The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) introduced, in 1987, a scheme of Awards for Young Scientists in CSIR system in order to promote excellence in various fields of science as well as technology. These Awards are known as “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”.


2) The Awards are given each year in the following areas:.

i) Biological Sciences, ii) Chemical Sciences, iii) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and also Planetary Sciences,.

iv) Engineering Sciences v) Physical Sciences (consisting of instrumentation).

3) Each award contains a citation (signed by the Director-General, CSIR and also the Vice-President, CSIR), a cash prize of Rs.50000 (Rupees fifty thousand) as well as a plaque.

4) Awardees are entitled to a Special Honorarium of Rs 7500/- (Rupees seven thousand five hundred) each month till the age of 45 years. This incentive will be admissible as long as the recipient remains in the service of CSIR.

5) Research grant of Rs 25 lakh (Rupees twenty 5 lakh) over a duration of five years, is also provided, which is typical to the tune of Rs 5 lakh per annum per CSIR Young Scientist Awardee.


6) Promoting excellence and recognising outstanding contributions made by the young CSIR scientists for their work done mainly in India during the last five years preceding the year of the Award.


7) Any scientist, taking part in research work in any of the CSIR laboratories/institutes, that is not more than 35 years old, as reckoned on 26 September (CSIR Foundation Day) of the previous year, is eligible for the Award.

8) The nominee needs to be a regular scientific staff of the CSIR system and also must have joined the CSIR lab on or before 26 September of the previous year.


9) Directors/ Chairperson of Research Councils/ Bhatnagar Awardees can propose nominations only of scientists belonging to the CSIR laboratories/ institutes with which they are associated. Each of them can send normally a maximum of 2 nominations in each discipline.

Info regarding the nominations should be sent as per the prescribed proforma (WORD/PDF) on or before the closing day (as notified every year). The details of the award and also prescribed proforma for nomination can be downloaded from the web site: www.csirhrdg.res.in.


10) Duly approved Advisory Committees (consisting of at least one Bhatnagar Awardee in each committee) will certainly be made up in the above-mentioned 5 fields for making selections for the “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”.


11) Each nominee is needed to make a short presentation (15 mins) regarding his/her research work prior to the concerned Advisory Committee. This may be followed by 5 mins question-answer session/ discussion.

12) No nomination will be considered in absentia.

13) The awards are given for outstanding contributions made by the Young CSIR scientists on work done primarily in India.

14) The award in a specific discipline may be withheld if no candidate of requisite merit is forthcoming in that year.

15) The recommendations of the Advisory Committees are subject to approval by the Governing Body of CSIR.


16. The CSIR Young Scientist Awards will be presented to the recipients on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day every year at a formal function arranged by CSIR. At this ceremony, citations highlighting the work of the recipients are readout.


17. After the selections, each Awardee is required to submit a research project indicating the contingency and equipment grant (OM: HRD/SSB -08 NC/D/Awardee) that would be needed by him/her for the pursuit of research as per his/her proposed project. Period of the project might be for five years. The project must have the approval of the Director/ Research Council of the labs/ institute. The project is to be carried out independently. With effect from 1st April 1994, the Directors of CSIR labs/ institutes have been empowered to release the grant (presently Rs 5 lakh per annum per awardee, enhanced from the year 2008 onwards) for the approved projects to the CSIR Young Scientist Awardee, where he/ she is working. Intimation regarding this should be sent to Head, HRDG along with a copy of the project for reference as well as record. The grant might be claimed from Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, New Delhi, in the prescribed proforma along with annual progress report (Grant-in-aid Claim Bill).

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