10 October 2018
INSPIRE Fellowship 2018: Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is an initiative of Government of India that offers an opportunity for pursuing Doctoral Research at any recognized University or Institute in India through Fellowships at the level same as National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified candidates. Inspire fellowship is offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India.
DST Inspire Fellowship program is given to University 1st Ranker in a particular subject at PG level examination in Basic and Applied Science courses as well as to the Inspire Scholars who have secured aggregate marks of 65% and above at the 2-year M.Sc or 5-year Integrated M.Sc/M.S. Courses like Basic and Applied sciences as well as Medicine and Agriculture are applicable for Inspire Fellowship. Get complete information on INSPIRE Fellowship 2018 from this page.
Latest Update: The registration has started from 10 September and the last date to apply for the INSPIRE Fellowship is 10 October 2018.
|Inspire Fellowship Online Application Begin||10 September 2018|
|Inspire Fellowship Online Application Ends||10 October 2018|
|The announcement of Result||December 2018|
Following Students are eligible for Inspire Fellowship:
INSPIRE Fellows are offered financial support in the form of a fellowship as per of GOI norms a Fellowship equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate.
Type of Fellowship Awarded
To consider of releasing the fellowship to an ongoing Fellow, the amount of unspent balance on account of Fellowship including HRA shall be less than Rs. 40,000. The Inspire Fellowship Amount includes the monthly stipend as well as Travel cost, Visa Fee and Overseas Travel Insurance as per GOI norms. The payment of the fellowship amount is not paid monthly and is done in instalments. The Inspire Fellowship Amount is deposited directly into the account of the fellow.
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The application process of Inspire Fellowship 2018 will be done through the online mode. Candidates can visit the official website to fill Inspire Fellowship application form or can click on the following link.
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Completing the online application form is sufficient and there is no need to send any printout of the application form to complete the application process.
Selection for Inspire Fellowship shall be purely on the basis of academic merit of the candidate, choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal. Applications would be screened by two levels of screening committees.
Guidelines for Selection Criteria
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The selection among the eligible applicants will be done in two stages i.e. Level-1 and Level-2.
Inspire Fellowship Final Offer is made on the basis of evaluation of the application in Level-2 on:
In this Evaluation Process, the applicants will have to secure a minimum qualifying score/cutoff as recommended by the Expert Panel and approved by the competent authority. For example, the minimum cut-off marks were 60 out of 100 to finally offer INSPIRE Fellowship in previous cases. The cut-off marks may vary on the competitive framework of the selection process. It is also important to note that the Provisional offer does not guarantee the award of INSPIRE Fellowship 2018.
INSPIRE Program Division
Department of Science and Technology,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016.
Contact details for Inspire Fellowship