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Call for Nominations: INSA Young Historian of Science Awards 2022 [Cash Prizes Rs. 1 L + Medal + Certificate]: Submit by July 15

Nominations are invited from eligible candidates for the INSA Young Historian of Science Awards 2022.

About INSA Young Historian of Science Awards

INSA Young Historian of Science Award has been instituted by the Indian National Science Academy and awarded annually are intended to Young Historians of Science in India in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of History of Science coming within the purview of the Academy.

The research carried out in India or abroad by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award.

No. of Awards

The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to a maximum of two.

Age Limit

Any citizen of India, who has not attained the age of 40 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, 1982 are eligible for consideration in the year 2022.

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates shortlisted by the Research Council will be invited to present their research work for consideration in Research Council and National Commission Meeting.
  • The candidates thus called for the presentation are entitled for II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.
  • The evaluation and recommendation of the Research Council and National Commission are considered by the Council of the Academy which makes the final selection.

Cash Prize and Research Grant

The awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/-. The awardee may apply for support under the history of science research project programme of the Academy.

How to Submit?

  • Candidates may be nominated by Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy and other National Scientific Societies, Vice Chancellors of Universities and Heads of Research Institutions.
  • A nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the eligibility age whichever expires earlier. However, a fresh nomination (only once) can be made, if the nominee has not yet crossed the age bar.
  • A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) along with all supporting documents.
  • Nominations, one hard copy and a soft copy in MS-Word only (in a CD/ through e-mail at must reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002 latest by 15th July 2022.
  • Nominations, which are not complete in all aspects or received after the due date, shall not be considered.

Submission Deadline

July 15, 2022

Click here to view the official notification for the INSA Young Historian of Science Awards 2022.


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