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 primarily taken into consideration for the award.
No. of Awards
The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to 40.
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 1986 are eligible for consideration in the year 2021.
Candidates recommended by the Sectional Committees will be invited to present their research work for consideration of the Committee which will meet in May 2021. The candidates thus called for the presentation are entitled for II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. The evaluation and recommendation of the Sectional Committees are considered by the Council of the Academy which makes the final selection.
Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and honorarium of Rs. 1,00,000/-. The presentation of Medals to selected awardees will be made by the President, INSA during the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2021. 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.
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. Renomination is not allowed at any stage. A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) along with all supporting documents.
A soft copy of the nomination in PDF (through e-mail at email@example.com), must reach the academy latest by January 31, 2021. Nominations, which are not complete or received after the due date, shall not be considered.
The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The foundation of the Academy, earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI), was the outcome of joint endeavours of several organizations and individuals and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) playing a leading role in this regard.