Research Grants - Individual

DAE Young Scientist Research Award (DAE-YSRA)

The main objective of the scheme is to encourage young scientists in the initial years of settling down in their careers. Highly qualified young scientists are provided with the necessary grants for research in setting up their first laboratories. The scheme is particularly aimed at NRI scientists willing to return to the country. This scheme known as DAE Young Scientist Research Award (DAE-YSRA) is applicable to only scientists below the age of 35 years. Unlike regular projects, it is not mandatory to have a Project coordinator & Co-Investigator under this scheme.

Eligibility: Scientists / Engineers working in universities, academic/ research institutions of higher learning, having a regular position in government-recognized universities, academic / research institutions ONLY are eligible to apply for this Award.

Ministry: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt of India

Funding Agency: Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India

Funding Cycle: The Award carries a maximum research grant of Rs. 35.00 lakhs in a block of three years and can be utilized for expenditure on JRF Salary, equipment, consumables, travel and other contingencies along with overheads 

Duration: 3 Years

Purpose: Research