Department of Science & Technology
Nominations are invited for the ‘Ramanujan Fellowships’ recently instituted by the Government of India. The
fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions
in India, especially those scientists who want to return to India from abroad. The fellowships are scientist-specific and
very selective. 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 areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship.
i) The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age
of 60 years.
ii) The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent, such as Ph.D. in Science/Engineering,
Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience.
iii) These Fellowships are very selective and only those who have a proven/outstanding tract-record as
evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible.
iv) The candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.
The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years.
NATURE OF SUPPORT
The value of the 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
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.
METHODOLOGY FOR SELECTION
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.
The nominations of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received throughout the year.
There is, thus, no last date for this scheme.
All nominations may be sent to :
Dr. S. S. Kohli
Department of Science & Technology
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi 110 016.
This advertisement is also available on the Internet at http://www.serc-dst.org
FORMAT FOR NOMINATION FOR RAMANUJAN FELLOWSHIPS
1. Broad subject area (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences,
Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Sciences).
2. Area of specialization
3. Name of the candidate
4. Mailing address (must indicate Telephone, Fax and e-mail address)
5. Date of birth
6. Educational qualifications:
(From Bachelor’s degree onwards)
Sl. No. Degree University Year Subjects Percentage
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
7. (a) Details of professional training and research experience, specifying period.
(b) List of significant publications during the last 5 years.
8. Details of employment.
9. Professional recognitions, awards, fellowships received.
10. Proposed area of research and brief outline of proposal (specify the research work at present engaged in, future plans, prospects after the fellowship, how will the work strengthen basic research in the country, etc. –
not more than 5 pages).
11. Name of the institutions where the fellowship will be availed.
12. Institution’s recommendations: