Faculty Fellowship Scheme 2021

To provide an opportunity to eligible young individuals for conducting independent research

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launched INSPIRE – Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research programme in 2008. It aims to encourage young individuals to science and technology research field. Under INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship scheme post-doctoral fellowships are awarded to eligible candidates. This fellowship provides individuals with an opportunity to start independent research. Under the fellowship scheme the candidates get a consolidated amount of Rs. 1,25,000 per month as fellowship along with a research grant of Rs. 7 lakhs every year or 5 years.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme nameFaculty Fellowship Scheme 2021
Scheme underDepartment of Science and Technology, Government of India
Fellowship CategoryPost-doctoral fellowship
Major ObjectiveTo provide an opportunity to eligible young individuals for conducting independent research
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Official Portalonline-inspire.gov.in
Last date to applyOctober 4, 2021

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide more opportunities to young individuals in research department.
  • It aims at providing a platform to the youth for research.
  • This scheme tends to provide fellowship as well as research grants to eligible individuals to encourage them.
  • It will boost innovation and leadership in the youth.
  • Under this scheme a platform will be created for encouraging independent research in research and academic institutions.

Fellowship Details:


  • Candidate must be an Indian citizens with PIO status having PhD degree in Science/ Mathematics/ Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Medicine/ Agriculture related subjects from a recognized institution.
  • Candidates must possess at least 60% marks throughout the academic records starting from Class 12.
  • Candidates who have submitted their PhD and are awaiting the degree are also eligible.

Age Limit:

  • General category – 32 years
  • SC/ ST/ Women categories – 37 years
  • PWD category – 42 years

Fellowship Duration:

  • 5 years

Amount of Fellowship:

  • Consolidated amount of Rs. 1,25,000/- per month as fellowship
  • Research grant of Rs. 7 lakhs each year for 5 years

Mode of Selection:

  • Evaluation by Discipline based Expert committees, recommendations by Apex Level Committee and INSPIRE Faculty Award Council

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official portal @online-inspire.gov.in
  • Start with New user registration.
  • Enter name, gender, date of birth, mobile no., email id, eligibility criteria, id details, enter captcha and submit.
  • On successful registration a pop-up shall appear on the registered mobile no. and email id with account activation link.
  • Accordingly, login and in the faculty section fill in the required details like category, address, qualification, research details, etc.
  • Upload required documents in prescribed format and submit.
  • Take a printout of the form for future reference.


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