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INSA Medal for Young Scientists in India, 2015

Indian National Science Academy is inviting nominations for INSA Medal for Young Scientists in India. Any citizen of India who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year preceding the year of award shall be eligible for the award. The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30. Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-. As part of their career development, those young scientists who have been unable to obtain suitable placement, may be considered for an interim Fellowship (amount depending on the qualification and research experience) and contingency of Rs 25,000/- per year. The application deadline is October 31, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Awards are available in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the Academy.
Course Level: Awards are available to young scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the Academy.
Scholarship Provider: Indian National Science Academy
Scholarship can be taken at: India

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Eligibility: Any citizen of India who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year preceding the year of award, shall be eligible for the award. Only those born on or after 1 January 1980 are eligible for consideration in the year 2015.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Indian citizens can apply for this award.

Scholarship Description: Indian National Science AcademyINSA Medal for Young Scientists instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy and awarded annually are intended to honour talented young Indian scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the Academy. The research carried out in India by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.

Number of award(s): The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-. In addition, the recipient may be considered for research support with seed money. The awardee within five years of receipt of award, will be considered for a visit abroad with full support for presenting research work at conferences, and/or participating in collaborative/training research projects wherever possible. As part of their career development, those young scientists who have been unable to obtain suitable placement, may be considered for an interim Fellowship (amount depending on the qualification and research experience) and contingency of Rs 25,000/- per year. To avail this Fellowship, the awardee should be attached to some research/academic institution. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a maximum period of three years.

Selection Criteria: The research carried out in India by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.

Notification: The presentation of Medals to selected awardees will be made by the President, INSA during the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2015. To receive the award, the awardees (alongwith spouse or one accompanying person) will be paid travel expenses to cover the actual II AC rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.

How to Apply: A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) along with all supporting documents. Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD/through e-mail at ytinsa-at-gmail.com) by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2014.

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