DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme 2019 (Salary Rs.1,25,000/- pm.)
Designation/Position- DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme
Department of Science and Technology, GOI, India invites application for DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has launched the “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” program in 2008. The program which encompasses the age group of 15-35 years aims to attract young Indian talent for study of science leading to careers in science. INSPIRE includes four components out of which the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme offers a contractual research award to young achievers and opportunity for independent research in the near term and emerge as
a future leader in the long term. DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme
Research/Job Area- Science and Engineering
Location- Academic/research institute in India
Indian citizens and people of Indian origin including NRI/PIO status with PhD (in science,
mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, medicine and agriculture related subjects) from any
recognized university in the world.
Candidates shall possess minimum 60% (or equivalent CGPA) marks throughout his/her
academic profile starting from the Higher Secondary examination (Class 12 onwards).
Those who have submitted their Ph.D theses and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible. However, the award will be conveyed only after confirmation of the award of the Ph.D degree.
The upper age limit as on 1st Jan 2019 should be 32 years for considering support for a
period of 5 years. However, for SC and ST candidates, the upper age limit will be 35 years.
Publication(s) in highly reputed Journals demonstrating research potential of the candidate.
Candidates who are employed in regular/contractual position within India may apply for
INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award towards improvement and enhancement of their
career prospects but upon selection the candidate will need to resign (no lien or deputation
or any type of leave would be accepted) from the current job and organization for
implementation of the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award.
Candidates who are within top 1% at the School Leaving Examination, IIT-JEE rank
holders, 1st Rank Holder either in graduation or post-graduation level university
examination (which are used presently for identifying INSPIRE Scholars at under-graduate
level and INSPIRE Fellows for doctoral degree)
Each selected INSPIRE Faculty Fellow shall be eligible to receive a consolidated amount
of Rs.1,25,000/- pm. In addition, a Research Grant of Rs.7 lakh per year for 5 years shall
also be provided to each successful candidate.
The selected INSPIRE Faculty fellows in case of their joining in private academic/research
institute will receive only Research Grant and their respective host institute /university has
to pay the fellowship amount equal to the scheme norms.
In case the INSPIRE Faculty Fellow finds a permanent position during the tenure of the
Fellowship, the Fellowship amount shall be discontinued from the day the INSPIRE
Faculty Fellow joins in permanent position but he/she may continue with the INSPIRE
Faculty Fellowship Scheme availing Research Grant for the remaining period to carry out
research at the new position.
How to Apply- Candidates, who intend to apply through Direct or Nomination mode, may apply only online.
After submission of application online, the candidate may obtain a print of the application thus submitted for personal use only.
Last Date for Apply– 31 August 2019