Activity at Glance
Human Resource Development Group of CSIR has been contributing significantly towards producing an ‘inquiring society’. The various programmes and activities of the Group relate to: Identifying budding talent having aptitude and aspirations to work for the generation of new knowledge and technology; Funding of extra mural research; Development of S&T manpower; Nurturing young talents; Promoting excellence through awards and honors; and Encouraging interaction among scientists.
These programmes cover a wide range of S&T disciplines and age groups and are undertaken through a true Team India partnership i.e., with active involvement and participation of eminent scientists and experts from academia, industrial R&D units, S&T departments, etc. The highlights of various schemes evolved by the Group over the years are given below:
|Name of the Schemes(Year of inception)||Eligibility/Qualification/age||Normal time for application||Amount/Stipend/Grant||Tenure|
|A Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships|
|Junior Research Fellowship(JRF- NET)a|
(through NET, in 1983)
BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates).
Candidate enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible
to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category.
Age limit: 28yrs b
|Twice a year, in response to advertisement in Employment News in Feb/Aug||Rs. 31000/-pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-||5 years, upgraded to SRF after 2 years|
( Tenable at CSIR Labs)
BE/B. Tech degree holders in engineering discipline with valid GATE score; or
Candidates with B. Pharm degree and having qualified GPAT ;
|As per advertisement by individual CSIR labs||Rs. 31000/-pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-||5 years, upgraded to SRF after 2 years|
|Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPMF) Fellowshipa|
|Offered to certain toppers of NET (details available on HRDG website)||-||Rs. 36,000/- pmc ; upgraded to Rs.42,000/-pmc after two years with annual contingency grant of Rs. 70,000/-||5 years|
|Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)a|
|As Given in the Website |
Age limit: 32 years b
|Advertised in Employment News||Basic Sciences : Rs. 35000/- pmc ; Engineering and Medical Sciences: Rs. 35000/- pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- for all|
total JRF + SRF tenure: 5 years
|Research Associateship (RA) (1950)||As Given in the Website |
Age limit: 35 years b
|Advertised in Employment News||Rs.47000/-pmc,d or |
Rs. 49000/-pmc,d or
Rs. 54000/-pmc,d with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- for all
CSIR Nehru Science PDF
(Tenable at CSIR Labs)
|Within 3 years of Award of Ph D or those who have submitted or about to submit their Ph D Thesis. Publications Mandatory |
Age limit: 32 years b
|Any time of the Year||Rs. 65000/-pmc or |
with annual contingency grant of Rs. 3.0 Lakh
|Usually 2 years|
|Senior Research Associateship e(SRA-Scientist Pool)(1958)|
Agricultural, Chemical, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary, Life, Materials, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Computer and Physical Sciences Science: PhD followed by two (2) years of research/teaching experience.
Pharmaceutical/Veterinary and Engineering Sciences: Fresh PhD or thesis submitted in Pharmaceutics/ Veterinary Sciences and engineering/ technology, respectively;
Medical Sciences: MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree followed by two years of Residency in Hospital, or equivalent experience, or research experience, or higher degrees;
|Any time of the year||Basic Rs. 21,000/- to |
Rs. 25,810/- plus allowances
|B Extramural Research Schemes|
Emeritus Scientiste (ES)
Eminent Superannuated Scientists/Technologists
|Any time of the year||Rs. 20,000/- pm (honorarium); a suitable contingency grant & a Research Fellow /Associate||3 years; extendable by 2 more years upto 65 years of age|
Funding of Research Schemese (RS)
Faculty/Scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units
|Any time of the year||Normally up to Rs. 15 lakhs||Usually 3 years|
Funding of Sponsored Research Schemese
Faculty/Scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units Tie up with CSIR labs is a requirement
|Any time of the year||Varies, up to Rs. 25 lakhs||Usually 3 years|
|Grant for Journalse|
Only journals brought out in Indian languages with the sole objective of popularizing science
|Any time of the year||Normally varies between Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum||Year to year basis|
C Promoting Knowledge Sharing through Grants
Travel Grante (PTG)
Research Fellows/Associates, whose papers have been accepted for presentation in international conferences
|Any time of the year, preferably 3 months before the event||Full or partial grant for travel only||-|
Grant for holding Symposium/ Seminare
Seminars, Symposia Conferences etc organised on a national level by S & T societies/associations, etc
|Any time of the year, preferably 3 months before the event||Normally varies between Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/-||-|
|D Promotion and Recognition of Excellence through Awards|
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB)e
Any Indian citizen with proven R&D track record of achieving excellence in S&T; Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
|Once a year|
|Citation, plaque and Rs. 5,00,000/- as prize money, Book assistance of Rs. 10,000/- pa, Special honorarium of Rs15,000/-pm till superannuation||-|
G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences & Technology (GNR)e
Any citizen of India engaged in research in Biological Sciences & Technology. Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
|Once a year|
|Gold Medal and Citation||-|
| Young Scientist Award (YSA)e|
Scientist working in CSIR system;
|Once a year|
|Citation, plaque and Rs. 50,000/- as prize money and research project of about Rs. 25 lakhs for |
5 years, Special Incentive Rs.7500/- pm till 45 years of age
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. The awardee is expected to associate with a mission or thrust area program of CSIR or an area of interest to CSIR. The candidate should not be more than 67 years of age at the time of nomination.
|The nominations of scientists and technologists would be received throughout the year.|
The annual grant will be Rs. 25 lakh, out of which Rs. 10 lakh will be earmarked for travel.
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.
|3 years; extendable by 2 more years upto 70 years of age|
|CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Interns Awards |
Ist Class BE/BTech/BArch/
|As per advertisement by CSIR labs||Rs. 24000/- pm (fixed)||2 years|
a The fellowships are given for doing PhD.
b Relaxation in age limit upto 5 years for SC /ST /physically handicapped and women candidates and 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.
c In addition, house rent allowance (HRA) according to the rules of the organization where placed, is admissible.
d The stipend can be fixed in any of the three categories depending upon qualifications/ experience/ recommendations by the Committee.
e Further details, terms and conditions and application proforma can be obtained from the Head, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi – 110 012 or can be downloaded from the website http://www.csirhrdg.res.in.
Contact Address :
Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa
New Delhi 110 012
E-mail : headhrdg[at]csirhrdg[dot]res[dot]in