Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021, India

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021, India

Designation/Position-  Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021

INAE, SERB & DST, India invites application for Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021 from eligible and interested candidates

About- Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) had launched the INAE-SERB, DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in the year 2017 to recognize, encourage and support translational research by Indian Nationals working in various capacities of engineering profession, in public funded institutions in the country. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2021

Research/Job Area- All areas of engineering, innovation and technology

Location- Public funded institutions in the India

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  • The scheme is applicable to Indian nationals working in India in various capacities of engineering profession in public funded institutions.
  • The applicant should possess adequate professional qualification and hold at least a bachelor’s degree
  • This applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years of service left in the parent organization as on the date of the award.
  • The applicant should not be holding any other fellowship and in the event of selection, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships.

Job/Position Description- 


The duration of the fellowship will be initially for three years, extendable by upto two more years depending on the performance.The fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.

Nature of Support

The fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000 per month in addition to regular income.A Research grant of Rs.15.00 lakh per annum Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum to the host institute.The fellowship is taxable as per IT rule of the Government of India.

Expected Outcome

Commercialized or deployable technology; pilot scale or field trial worthy technology; patent (filed/ sold/ commercialized); working model or prototype for demonstration and trial.


The nominations can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions/ organizations, Presidents/ fellows of National science/ engineering academies, SS Bhatnagar Awardees and JC Bose awardees.The nominations will be accepted throughout the year.


A Maximum of 10 Fellowships will be awarded per year.


Selection of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellows will be made by a Search-Selection Expert Committee specially constituted for the purpose, as per the broad guidelines of the fellowship

Forwarding of Nominations

To download the Nomination Form please CLICK HERE

In view of the unprecedented crisis due to impact of Covid-19 Virus, the submission of the Nomination form along with all supporting documents/appendices can be submitted by email as a pdf file to INAE (inaehq@inae.in), as a special provision for this year. In case, the document is not signed by the nominator, an email should be sent by the nominator authenticating the nomination.

How to Apply- 

A soft copy of the nomination is required to be forwarded to INAE through email, followed by one ink signed original hard copy to be sent to INAE Office, Gurgaon through Speed Post/Courier.

Last Date for Apply– 30 June 2021

A Nominee who had applied in previous Financial Years and not selected is eligible to apply again, provided the nominee has a residual service of five years left in his/her parent organization.

Contact- Email: inaehq@inae.in

See Position Details-

Official Website-

Nomination Form-

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