Ramanujan Fellowship 2016
The Department of Science & Technology, DST; Government of India has established Ramanujan Fellowships to award scientists and engineers from all over the world who have proven their worth and wish to do further research in India.
The Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India. All the areas of Science are covered under this fellowship program.
Ramanujan Fellowships Eligibility Criteria
Ramanujan Fellowships are awarded to brilliant scientists and engineers from across the world less than 60 years of age. To apply for Ramanujan Fellowships candidates should have a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and proven track record in scientific and engineering research areas..
Duration: Ramanujan Fellowships will be awarded for a period of 5 years initially.
Ramanujan Fellowships Package
The value of a Ramanujan Fellowship will be Rs. 75,000/- per month.
Each Fellow will, in addition, receive a contingency of Rs. 5.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses.
The Ramanujan Fellows will be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
Ramanujan Fellowships Selection Procedure
The scientists can choose to work at any S&T institution including University Departments or other academic Institutions and National Laboratories in India, provided the Institution at which they wish to pursue research is willing to provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support to facilitate research.
The availability of Ramanujan Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from interested scientists and technologists. The Institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Department of Science & Technology. Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations.
Individual scientists and technologists can also approach the institutions for hosting them for the Fellowship and forwarding their nominations to DST for the Fellowship.
Selection of Ramanujan Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered Search-cum-Selection Committee specially appointed for the purpose.
When one can apply for Ramanujan Fellowships
The nominations of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received throughout the year. There is, thus, no last date for this scheme.
For more information on Ramanujjan Fellowships
Shri SS Kohli
Director / Scientist F
Department of Science & Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Email : sskohli at nic dot in