INSA MEDAL FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS 2017
Last Date for receiving Nominations October 31, 2016
INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY NEW DELHI
INSA Medal for Young Scientists instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy and awarded annually are intended to honour talented young Indian scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the Academy. The research carried out in India by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.
NUMBER OF AWARDS
The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 30.
Any citizen of India who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year preceding the year of award, shall be eligible for the award. Only those born on or after 1 January 1982 are eligible for consideration in the year 2017.
Candidates recommended by the Sectional Committees will be invited to present their research work for consideration of the Committee which will meet in April 2017. The candidates thus called for the presentation are entitled for II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets. The evaluation and recommendation of the Sectional Committees are considered by the Council of the Academy which makes the final selection.
PRESENTATION OF THE MEDALS
The presentation of Medals to selected awardees will be made by the President, INSA during the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2017. To receive the award, the awardees (along with spouse or one accompanying person) will be paid travel expenses to cover the actual II AC rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.
CASH PRIZE AND RESEARCH GRANT Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-. The awardee within five years of receipt of award will be considered for a visit abroad with full support for presenting research work at conferences, or participating in collaborative/training research projects (preferably up to a maximum of 10 days) wherever possible. As part of their career development, those young scientists who have been unable to obtain suitable placement, may be considered for an interim Fellowship (amount depending on the qualification and research experience) and contingency of Rs 25,000/- per year. To avail this Fellowship, the awardee should be attached to some research/academic institution. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a maximum period of three years.
NOMINATION PROCEDURE Candidates may be nominated by Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy, previous recipients of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, national scientific societies, university faculties, post-graduate departments or research institutions. A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar. A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) alongwith all supporting documents. Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD/through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org), must reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 latest by October 31, 2016. Nominations, which are not complete or received after the due date, shall not be considered.
SUBJECT ALLOCATION TO SECTIONAL COMMITEES
Sectional Committee – I: Mathematical Sciences: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, Statistics.
Sectional Committee – II: Physics : Astronomy, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Statistical Physics, Space Physics.
Sectional Committee – III Chemical Sciences : Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.
Sectional Committee – IV: Earth & Planetary Sciences: Surface and Solid Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Ocean Science and Planetary Science.
Sectional Committee – V: Engineering & Technology: Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Aeronautical, Telecommunication and other branches of Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences and Technology Development.
Sectional Committee – VI: Material Sciences & Engineering: Materials including Composites, Nano Materials, Biomaterials, Materials Chemistry and Materials Engineering.
Sectional Committee – VII: Plant Sciences: Taxonomy, Structure, Function, Physiology, Development, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution of Plants.
Sectional Committee – VIII: Animal Sciences: Taxonomy, Structure, Function, Physiology, Development, Genetics, Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution of Animals.
Sectional Committee – IX: Microbiology and Immunology: Biology of Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites, Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Immunology.
Sectional Committee – X: Cell and Biomolecular Sciences: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Biotechnology.
Sectional Committee- XI: Health Sciences: Basic and Clinical Medical Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, Human Genetics, Public Health, Nutrition.
Sectional Committee – XII Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Veterinary Science.