(Notification) CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2016 Nominations
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
introduced, in 1987, a scheme of Awards for Young Scientists in CSIR system in
order to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. These
Awards are known as “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”.
Any scientist, engaged in research work in any of the CSIR
laboratories/institutes, who is not more than 35 years of age, as reckoned on 26
September (CSIR Foundation Day) of the preceding year, is eligible for the
Nominee should be a regular scientific staff of CSIR system
holding a post of Junior/Trainee Scientist or above (Previously Scientist ‘B’ or
above in Group IV) and should have joined the CSIR laboratory on or prior to 26
September of the previous year.
Directors/ Chairperson of Research Councils / Bhatnagar
Awardees can propose nominations only of scientists belonging to the CSIR
laboratories/ institutes with which they are associated. Each of them can send
normally a maximum of two nominations in each discipline.
Information regarding the nominations should be sent as per
the prescribed proforma (WORD / PDF Format) on or before the closing date (as
notified every year). The details of the award and prescribed proforma for
nomination can be downloaded from website:
Duly approved Advisory Committees (comprising of atleast one Bhatnagar
Awardee in each committee) will be constituted in the above-mentioned five
fields for making selections for the “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”.
Each nominee is required to make a brief presentation (15 minutes) about
his/her research work before the concerned Advisory Committee. This may be
followed by 5 minutes question-answer session / discussion.
No nomination will be considered in absentia.
The awards are given for outstanding contributions made by the Young CSIR
scientists on work done primarily in India.
The award in a specific discipline may be withheld if no candidate of
requisite merit is forthcoming in that year.
The recommendations of the Advisory Committees are subject to approval by the
Governing Body of CSIR.
The CSIR Young Scientist Awards will be presented to the
recipients on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day every year at a formal
function arranged by CSIR. At this ceremony, citations highlighting the work of
the recipients are read out.
The Awards are given annually in the following fields:
i) Biological Sciences,
ii) Chemical Sciences,
iii) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences,
iv) Engineering Sciences
v) Physical Sciences (including instrumentation)
Each award consists of a citation (signed by the Director General, CSIR and
the Vice-President, CSIR), a cash prize of Rs.50000 (Rupees fifty thousand) and
Awardees are entitled to a Special Honorarium of Rs 7500/- (Rupees seven
thousand five hundred) per month till the age of 45 years. This incentive shall
be admissible as long as the recipient remains in the service of CSIR.
Research grant of Rs 25 lakh (Rupees twenty five lakh) over a period of five
years, is also given, which is normally to the tune of Rs 5 lakh per annum per
CSIR Young Scientist Awardee.
Promoting excellence and recognising outstanding contributions made by the
young CSIR scientists for their work done primarily in India during the last
five years preceding the year of the Award.
After the selections, each Awardee is required to submit a
research project indicating the contingency and equipment grant that would be
required by him/her for the pursuit of research as per his/her proposed project.
Duration of the project may be for five years. The project should have the
approval of the Director/ Research Council of the laboratories/ institute. The
project is to be carried out independently. With effect from 1st April 1994, the
Directors of CSIR laboratories/ institutes have been empowered to release the
grant (presently Rs 5 lakh per annum per awardee, enhanced from the year 2008
onwards) for the approved projects to the CSIR Young Scientist Awardee, where
he/ she is working. The grant may be debited to the centrally operated budget
head (P 81-113) of the Extramural Research (EMR), Human Resource Development
Group, CSIR Complex, New Delhi. Intimation regarding this should be sent to
Head, HRDG along with a copy of the project for reference and record.
Nominations addressed to Scientist Incharge, SSB YSA Unit, Human Resource
Development (HRD) Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012
should be sent as per the prescribed proforma (original + one copy) latest by
31st January 2016. A CD/DVD/USB flash derive is also required containing
digital photograph (in JPEG format), duly filled proforma and significant
publications (in PDF format) of the nominee.
Last date to receive nominations
for CSIR YoungScientist Awards 2016 has been extended to 12 February 2016.