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CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Organisation : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Fellowship Name : CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship
Applicable For : Indian Scientists / Technologists
Applicable State/UTs : All India
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CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship

The objective of the scheme is to leverage expertise of outstanding scientists for innovative technology development, thereby enhancing the technological competitiveness of the nation, and for mentoring young scientists within the system.

Related / Similar Fellowship : IGNOU Research Fellowship

Who Can Apply?

The Fellowship will be awarded to active Indian Scientists / Technologists (Retired or in Service), in recognition of their significant scientific and / or technological (including translational) contributions, as evidenced through publications, patents, transfer of technology, honours, awards etc.

Application Procedure

Just follow the below steps to apply for the CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research through the URL

Step 2 : Download the Nomination proforma from the official website or you can directly download it from below mentioned link.

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Format for Project Grant :

Step 3 : ONE hard copy and a softcopy (in PDF) of the complete nomination may be submitted to the following address

Dr Inderpal Singh
Scientist Incharge – SSB YSA Unit
Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa
New Delhi 110 012
Email ssb[at]csirhrdg[dot]res[dot]in


** Names of the outstanding scientists/technologists may be proposed by
(i) the Vice Chancellors of Indian Universities,
(ii) Directors of CSIR Laboratories,
(iii) R&D Institutions and Institutes of National Importance,

(iv) Secretaries of Science Departments of GOI,
(v) Director Generals of Major R&D organizations such as DRDO, ICAR, ICMR, IMD etc.,
(vi) Chairmen of Atomic Energy Commission, UGC, etc., and

(vii) Chairmen/Presidents of Industrial Associations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) etc.

** Nominations in the prescribed proforma should be accompanied by nominees
(a) past research contributions and
(b) future plan of work (scientific and/or technological) in a mission or thrust area program of CSIR or in an area of interest to CSIR.

Selection Procedure

** A two tier process will be followed for selection of Bhatnagar Fellows. At the first level, a Screening Committee shall scrutinize and shortlist the relevant nominations.

** At the second level, shortlisted nominations shall be placed before a Search-cum-Selection Committee for its consideration and recommendations


For Retired awardees, the amount of Fellowship shall be equivalent to the salary drawn by the Secretary to the GOI after adjusting the pension, if any, and shall be subject to normal rules and instructions on the subject from time to time.

For awardees in service, the fellowship of Rs. 50,000/- per month over and above the existing salary will be provided.

Duration :
The duration of Bhatnagar Fellowship shall be initially for a period of three years, which can be extended further subject to appraisal for a maximum period of two years or till the awardee attaining the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

Place of Work :
The Fellowship is tenable in India. The Fellow may continue at his / her present place of work or at any CSIR Institute/ laboratory as decided by DG,CSIR.

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