Apply DST INSPIRE Fellowship 2022-23 Online

To encourage exemplary talent in the field of Science and Technology, The Department of Science and Technology has come up with a proficient scheme – The innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowship.

Going beyond the narrow sphere of conducting competitive exams for the identification of talent, INSPIRE aims to bring a vast change in the field of Research and Technology by providing financial aid to scholars who have pursued a minimum of 65% marks at M.Sc. or Integrated MS/ M.Sc. course.

Inspire Fellowship

Inspire Fellowship Details:

Organization:Department of Science & Technology
Name:Inspire Fellowship
Academic Year:2022-23
Application Mode:Online
Phone Number:0120-4676260
Selection Procedure:Purely on Merit Basis
Duration:05 Years

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Online applications can be filed by those candidates who fall under the following categories.
  • INSPIRE Scholars with a minimum score of 70% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA at MSc or integrated MS/ MSc course.
  • First-rank holders of University Level Exam (exempting Autonomous college-level exams) of full-time PG program in science, engineering/ technology/agriculture/pharmacy/other applied science streams and MBBS.
  • However, the university shall provide 1st rank to students having a batch size of a minimum of 10 in the University level examination and to those students who have secured a minimum aggregate of 65% marks of the entire course/ program.
  • Toppers in any subject specialization in PG second-year are not eligible to apply under this fellowship. Autonomous college-level exams shall not be considered.
  • Merely qualifying the eligibility conditions will not guarantee the award of the INSPIRE Fellowship. The final decision will be taken by the expert committee.

Selection Process:

Eligible applicants will be invited each year to apply under this fellowship scheme. Aspirants would be further subjected to a two-tier process. Screening of eligible applications by an internal committee. It will be completed within 6 months from the last date of submission of the DST.

Results will be declared through the online web portal ( No hard copy of the offer letter is to be provided by any other mode. Scholars will be offered the fellowship based on the research proposal, academic merit, and the host institution submitted by the candidate.

Terms and Conditions:

Inspire fellowship will be made available only for the candidates who are pursuing a regular or full-time Ph.D. program in any recognition. Institution/ University/ laboratory of India.

The Memorandum of the DST shall be subject to periodic changes as per the government’s orders. The validity of the Fellowship will either extend for 5 years or till the completion of the Ph.D. Program (whichever is earlier).

Issue of Fellowship Offer:

Fellows cannot enjoy multiple and simultaneous fellowships from different sources. The “Effective Dates” for various categories of candidates shall be applicable as follows. Those who enjoyed a fellowship before INSPIRE – date of acceptance/joining/switching over from any other fellowship (Should be earlier than the date of application received at the DST).

Those placed under “Provisional Selection” from the 9th advertisement onwards and later issued a “Final Offer” – date of uploading documents related to the confirmed Ph.D. admission or date of Ph.D. admission (whichever is later).

In case of resignation from some other fellowship – only after the date of resignation. Resignation from any previous fellowship is permitted only after the “Final Offer” of the INSPIRE Fellowship.

Admission into a Ph.D. program is mandatory for final selection under the fellowship. Information about the date of joining is to be provided to the DST through its online portal in the format of a Joining – cum – acceptance letter (provided by the DST – Inspire Program).

Termination of the fellowship takes place under these circumstances:

  • Successful viva-voce of awarding Ph.D. Degree
  • Completion of five years Fellowship Tenure
  • Approved resignation before completion
  • Migration to another Host Institute without prior approval from DST
  • Inability to get admission a year after the issue of the “Provisional Offer”
  • Non – acceptance of the Final Offer within a month of issue.

The fellow should fulfill his/her duty towards the DST by performing his duties sincerely and diligently. He should be regular in informing the DST about his progress.

Moreover, he should be committed to the cause and research in the field till the date of completion of his tenure of five years or till the time the objectives are realized (whichever is earlier).

However, in case of discontinuation, he should dutifully inform so to the DST within a week and furnish the required documents positively. Research in the project specified to him must remain his topmost priority.

He should not only send a copy of his research papers at each stage to the DST but also acknowledge the contribution of the DST in these publications.

When Can Apply for INSPIRE Fellowship?

Beginning of the academic year the fellowship scheme is officially announced in all leading Newspapers, official Websites, etc. to accept applications from interested and eligible applicants in that academic year and fellowship applications are open for submission throughout the year.

How to Apply for INSPIRE Fellowship Online?

Interested and eligible applicants may apply online or offline. To apply online kindly visit the DST official website and follow the instruction.

Last Date:

  • Last week of December 2022

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3 Responses to “Apply DST INSPIRE Fellowship 2022-23 Online

  • Renu kumari
    6 months ago

    I requested you that cut off list has declared. I am eligible. Uploaded document don’t open. Passbook option don’t be seen. Please help me. Many time Toll free number don’t connect.
    Your sincerely

  • Srijana Baruah
    1 year ago

    When will the next advertisement for inspire fellowship program relase i.e in 2022

    • Neelam Patel
      1 year ago

      Hello Srijana,
      We will update once we get to know the dates from the official website. Kindly visit our website or the Official website for latest updates.

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