Fellowships & Scholarships

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards, NIF

National Innovation Foundation (NIF) invites submissions of creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to Standard XII. NIF dedicates the IGNITE Awards in the loving memory of Dr Kalam. In order to promote creativity and originality in children, NIF has been organising IGNITE - a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations by children, up to Standard XII or the age of 17 years, in or out of school. IGNITE competition is an annual national competition where students are invited to send their original and creative technological ideas and innovations for the same. All practical and useful ideas/innovations may be given financial and mentoring support. In deserving cases, patents will be filed in the students’ name at no cost to them. It is also possible that some of the ideas might attract entrepreneurs and these may get licensed for monetary consideration.

Funding Agency: National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Area:All Science Disciplines

Purpose: Awards, Capacity Building, Innovations

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