Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is being implemented by the Department of Science &
Technology (DST) to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. INSPIRE Fellowship Scheme to INSPIRE
The programme is focused on attraction of student to pursue a doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in Science/ Applied Science/Engineering or bachelor/ masters’ degree in Medicine.
Call For Applications
Applications are invited from INSPIRE Scholars after completion of their post-graduation degree in Science areas
University level First Rank holders in the Post-graduate Degrees in Basic/Applied Sciences/Engineering or Graduate/Post-graduate Degree in Medicine only at any recognized Indian University or Institute/Statutory Body in India for the award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP. Now the Fellowship shall be offered only on the basis of availability of fellowships in the current year.
INSPIRE Scholar having secured minimum 70% marks (or CGPA equivalent) in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S. / M.Sc.
However, students who are 1st Rank Holder in College including Autonomous College Examination or obtained the degree (s) through Distance Education Mode and or 1st Rank Holder in any specialization given at M.Sc. 2nd/ last Year, are not eligible. These students shall only be eligible for admission to pursue full- time research, leading to PhD in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India.
The amount, Number and Duration of Fellowship
It offers financial support in the form of a Fellowship as per GoI norms fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate. There is a provision of 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships to be offered/given every year to eligible students and each Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years or completion of their PhD degree, whichever is earlier. This Fellowship shall not be available to pursue M.Sc. or M. Phil. or M. Tech. course while pursuing Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D./ M. Phil.-Ph.D./ M. Tech.-Ph.D. courses. However, the continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per stipulated GOI guidelines for such Fellowship.
Selection among the eligible applicants is done in two stages i.e. Level I and Level II.
The Provisional Offer is made on the basis of scrutiny of application along with required documents (Level I) submitted by the applicant. However, the Final Offer is made on the basis of evaluation of the application in Level II on
In this Evaluation Process applicants needs to secure a minimum qualifying score/cutoff as recommended by the Expert Panel and approved by the competent authority. For example, minimum cut-off marks were 60 out of 100 to finally offer INSPIRE Fellowship in previous cases. The cut-off marks may vary on the competitive framework of the selection process. Also, it is important to note that Provisional offer does not guarantee the award of INSPIRE Fellowship.
How to Apply
Note: Before filling the application form, please scan and save the following documents as separate files. The same needs to be uploaded as required during the ‘On-line Application’ process.
For detailed information, click on this link-http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/INSPIRE_Fellowship_Advertisement.pdf