Govt. of India had instituted this Fellowship to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowships are scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring. For More details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/ser-hr-deve-swarnajayanti.htm
Fast Track Scheme For Young Scientists (FAST)
It is initiated in the year 2000 and is aimed at providing quick research support to young scientists to purse their bright ideas in newly emerging and front line areas of research in science and engineering. This is also to encourage S&T institutions, professional bodies and other agencies including State S&T Councils to develop S&T programmes involving young scientist. The Department implemented a policy change and opened up submission of proposals under the FAST Track Scheme for Young Scientists. Now, Young Scientists can submit proposals anytime of the year, subject to eligibility.
Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology (BOYSCAST)
The scheme provides opportunities to Young Indian Scientists and Technologies (up to the age of 35 years), to interact with international scientist community and institutions and to participate in research and training activities in frontline areas of science and technology. The duration of the Fellowship is 3-12 months. Annually, on an average, about 40 young scientists are awarded this fellowship in various areas, such as plant-microbe interactions; plant genetic resources; agricultural ecology; biodiversity and conservation biology; transplant biology; industrial microbiology; semiconductor physics; mathematical science; electronic material and processing; earth and atmospheric science; palaeoclimatology; organometallics; supramolecular chemistry; manufacturing engineering; computer and information science, earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. The selected young scientist are also encouraged to attend scientific conferences and visit other institutions in the host country. Candidates selected under this scheme are expected to further generate and spread their expertise at the S&T laboratories/ Institutes across the nation.
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) programme (not for permanent employees)
"Innovation of Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE)" is one such innovative programs proposed by the Department of Science & Technology for attraction of talent to science. The basic objective of INSPIRE would be to communicate to the youth population of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base. INSPIRE Schemes relevant to veterinarians include a) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and b) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). For more details, click here: www.inspire-dst.gov.in