The Kerala State Young Scientist Awards by the KSCSTE are intended to honor talented 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 independently in Kerala by young scientists of Indian origin with Ph.D. in any branch of Science& Technology who is working in Kerala for the last three years will be taken into consideration for the award.
The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is an autonomous body under the ministry of S&T, Kerala, constituted in November 2002 to be an agency for change and development through science and technology. The council prepares the road map for development through scientific research and innovation in technologies.
Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing research.
Study Subject: The research carried out independently in Kerala by young scientists of Indian origin with Ph.D. in any branch of Science& Technology who is working in Kerala for the last three years will be taken into consideration for the award.
Scholarship Award: Each Awardee will be presented with a certificate with a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-. In addition, in exceptionally meritorious and needy cases, the recipient may 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 considered for a visit abroad for presenting the research work at a conference.
Scholarship can be taken in India
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these awards:
Any scientist of Indian origin, at the age of 37 years as on 31st December 2016 shall be eligible for nomination.
Nationality: Indian scientists are eligible to apply for this award.
How to Apply: Nominations will 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 15th October 2016. Nominations which are not complete or received after the due date will not be considered.
Application Deadline: Award application deadline is 15th October 2016.