The Scheme provides Opportunities to Young Scientists (below 35 years) for pursuing exciting and innovative research in frontier areas. The Start-up research grant is a structured scheme to reap the benefit of research potentials of young minds for speeding up the processes and enhance the relative position of the Indian R&D system in global competitiveness. The scheme limits the total cost of the project upto Rs. 23.0 lakhs (excluding overhead charges) for a period of 3 years. A lump sum amount of Rs 35,000/- pm is being paid to Young Scientists as fellowship on these projects provided he/she is not employed nor is recipient of any other fellowship. The submission of proposals under this scheme has been opened up and the Young Scientists can now submit proposals any time of the year.

The contact details of Member Secretary / Programme Officers are given below:


Sl. No. Areas Member Secretary / Programme Officer Contact No. (DST Premises) E-mail
1 Chemical Sciences Mr. R K Joshi
Scientist C
011-26590348 rkjoshi[at]nic[dot]in
2 Engineering Sciences Mr. Sudershan S Rao
Scientist E
011-26590245 ssrao[at]nic[dot]in
3 Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Umesh Kumar Sharma
Scientist D
011-26590680 uk[dot]sharma[at]nic[dot]in
4 Life Sciences Mr. Jacob V V
Scientist D
011-26590535 jacob[at]nic[dot]in
5 Physical & Mathematical Sciences Mr. Praveen Kumar S
Scientist D
011-26590353 praveen[at]nic[dot]in


Q1: I have submitted my PhD thesis , but I have not got the degree yet. Am I eligible to apply for Young Scientist project?


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