SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme
Department of Science and Technology

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India invites applications for SwarnaJayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-21 from young scientists with a PhD degree in Science/Engineering/Medicine. The duration of the fellowship along with the project will be for a period of five years. Selected fellows will receive a monthly stipend of INR 25,000.


  • The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of INR 25,000 per month for 5 years in addition to the salary drawn from the parent institute.


  • Endorsement from the Head of Institution (To be given on Institute letter head)
  • Certificate from Applicant (PI)
  • Conflict of Interest format from Applicant (PI)
  • Biodata

Selection Criteria

The selection procedure will include consideration at the following stages:

  • The department constitutes a subject committee which screens applications received and calls the screened-in applicants for presentation.
  • The candidates shortlisted after the presentation by the subject committees will make a presentation to the National Core Committee of Experts.
  • An empowered committee of secretaries will make the final selection based on the recommendation of the National Core Committee.

Terms and Conditions

  • The candidates may be required to submit further additional information as required and present the project idea before final selection.
  • The project should contain innovative research idea and it should have the potential of making an impact on R&D in the discipline.
  • e-PMS portal facilitates the Scientists and Researchers of the country to submit their project proposals for various schemes of the Department of Science and Technology.
  • If any Principal Investigator is found to have furnished incorrect or misleading information at any stage, the Project Proposal shall be rejected.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be an Indian national having a regular position in a recognized Indian academic/research organization
  • Possess a PhD in Science/Engineering/Medicine
  • Not be drawing fellowship from any other scheme of GOI

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 
Step 2: Create a "PI Account" and login to proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Download the application form.
Step 4: Provide information on personal details, education details, etc.
Step 5: Provide information on the proposed project, budget, etc.
Step 6: Complete the form and submit on the portal.