INSPIRE Faculty Award Scheme 2014 notification

DST INSPIRE Faculty Award Scheme 2014

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, invites applications for INSPIRE Faculty Award Scheme 2014. It opens up an “Assured opportunity for Research Career (AORC)” for young researchers in the age group of 27-32 years. The upper age limit as on 1st July 2013 should be 32 years for considering support for a period of 5 years. However, for SC and ST candidates upper age limit will be 35 years. It offers a contractual research awards to young achievers and an opportunity for independent research in the near term and emerge as a future leader in the long term.

Each selected INSPIRE Faculty shall be eligible to receive a consolidated amount equivalent to the entry level salary of an Assistant Professor in any NT system as an award amount, in addition to a Research Grant of Rs. 7 lakhs per year. The INSPIRE Faculty Award is tenable for a maximum period of 5 (five) years.

Three routes i.e. Direct (A), Nomination (B) and Institution mode are available for applying by the eligible candidates.

>          Under ‘Institutions Mode’, reputed academic institutions shall be required to adopt and complete the internal process as per guidelines and mechanisms available for the INSPIRE Faculty Award before forwarding names of pre-selected candidates for final selection by the Apex Committee.

>          Eligible candidates, who wish to be considered in ‘Direct (A)’ and ‘Nominated (B)’ routes, may send applications directly to Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, for consideration.

>          Nominations from Academic institutions or Industry R&D through Vice-Chancellors/ Directors of Institutions/ Heads of Institutions/ Presidents and Fellows of Science Academies or Eminent Scientists from India and Abroad based on personal knowledge under ‘Nominated Mode’.

Students, who intend to apply Direct or Nomination Mode, may only apply either offline or Online. Application Format available at

Online submission will commence on 16th August 2013 and will close by 15th September 2013. After submission of application through Online, the Candidate must obtain a print of the application thus submitted.

Applications either submitted through Online or by Offline method by eligible candidates both in ‘Direct Mode (A)/Nominated Mode (B), must reach in the prescribed format completed in all respects with hard copies of the necessary enclosures to The Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 on or before 15th September, 2013.

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