J C Bose National Fellowship

J C Bose National Fellowship

The JC Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition for their outstanding performance. The fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective.


All Areas of Science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by the fellowship.


  • Should be an active scientist with a record of outstanding performance apparent from the award of SS Bhatnagar prize and or fellowship of science academies (including engineering, agriculture and medicine).
  • The scientist should be in service at the time of nomination to this fellowship.
  • The nominee should be an Indian national working in institutions in India.
  • The nominee should not be receiving any other fellowship from any other Government sources.
  • The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years. Should the fellow superannuate during the term of the fellowship, the fellowship can be continued if a host institution is willing to host the fellowship up to the age of 68 years.


  • The tenure of the fellowship may be extended for subsequent term of 5 years based on rigorous assessment of research performance during the tenure of the fellowship. A minimum of 25% of the applicants seeking extension will not be granted extension.
  • The fellowship can be held up to 68 years of age only.

Nature of Support:

  • The fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000 per month in addition to regular income.
  • Research grant of Rs. 15.00 lakh per annum.
  • Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum to the host institute.


  • The nominations can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions; JC Bose Fellows and Presidents of National science academies.
  • The nominations are received throughout the year through online ( only.


Selection of JC Bose Fellows will be made periodically (normally twice a year) by a Search-cum-Selection Committee specially constituted for the purpose, as per the broad guidelines of the fellowship scheme.

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