These Lectureships Awards are given to a scientist of high international repute in any branch of science. Scientists from all nations are eligible for consideration. The nominations are invited from the entire Fellowship of the Academy. These awards, established in 2011, would be given once in 3 years alternatively i.e. 2013 (first Blackett Memorial lecture), 2016 (first Jagadis Chandra Bose Memorial lecture), 2019 (second Blackett Memorial lecture) and so on. The Lectureships carry an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. In the case of the award being given to an overseas scientist, the international airfare would be met and he/she would be provided with cash equivalent of the honorarium in US dollars.