Fellowships & Scholarships
INSPIRE, an innovative programme of DST, was launched in 2008 with a long term foresight to attract talent to the excitement and study of science at an early age, and to help our nation build the required critical resource pool for strengthening and expanding the S&T system and R&D base. INSPIRE-SHE aims to enhance the attachment of talented youth (age group 17-22 yrs) to undertake higher education in science intensive programmes by providing scholarships and mentorship. The scheme offers 10000 Scholarship every year. The main feature of the scheme is the mentorship support provided to every scholar. Eligibility: Students who happen to be among the top 1% in 12th standard at their respective Board Examinations plus students who have secured top 10000 ranks in the JEE-Advance or in NEET as well as students admitted to renowned institutes like IISER, NISER, Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the Univ. of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medallists, and those all opting to study Natural and Basic sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degree, would be eligible for the scholarship. Fellowship amount: Rs.80,000 per year is provided to each candidate for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural and Basic Sciences.