INSA Medal for Young Scientists – 2015


INSA 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 AWARDS: The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30.

AGE LIMIT: 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Candidates recommended by the Sectional Committees will be invited to present their research work for consideration of the Committee which will meet in March/April 2015.

CASH PRIZE AND RESEARCH GRANT: 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 Fellowship will be for a maximum period of three years.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: Candidates may be nominated by Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy, previous recipients of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, national scientific societies, university faculties, post-graduate departments or research institutions.

A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar. A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) alongwith all supporting documents. Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD/through e-mail at, must reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 latest by October 31, 2014. Nominations, which are not complete or received after the due date, shall not be considered.

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