Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Fellowship Visiting Scientist Programme 2024

INSA Fellowship: The INSA Fellowship falls under the purview of the Indian National Science Academy. The INSA Visiting Scientist Programme’s primary aim is to recognize the works of scientists and provide the necessary support to further the research. Moreover, even faculties serving at universities are also eligible for the scholarship.

Graduate, Post Graduate Students and Research Fellows can also find more Fellowship Articles to explore various fellowships across India to know the funding opportunities.

INSA or the Indian National Science Academy was formed in 1935 with the objective to promote science in India. Today, INSA offers talented and meritorious individuals from various fields of science a fellowship to support their scientific works. Read on to explore the eligibility criteria, selection process, benefits and more on the INSA Summer Fellowship. Download INSA Fellowship Application Form PDF from here.

INSA Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are deemed eligible if they fulfill any one of the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be scientists in any R&D organization OR
  • Candidates can also be working as facilities in affiliated universities or colleges in India.

Note: Individuals who have availed the INSA visiting scientist program in the last year are not eligible.

INSA Fellowship Benefits

Selected Fellows will be awarded a consolidated amount of INR 30,000 per month to cover their expenses related to lodging, boarding, and traveling. The total duration of the fellowship varies from 30 days to six months (based on the nature of work)

INSA Fellowship Application Process and Selection Criteria

  • Interested candidates are required to download the application form from
  • Fill in the required details
  • Attach the prescribed documents to the application
  • Send the application (TWO SETS) to
    Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific)
    Indian National Science Academy
    Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
    New Delhi – 110002
  • Candidates must ensure that the applications are received to the aforementioned address on or before January 31st, preceding the year of selection.

INSA Fellowship  Selection Criteria and Results

  • The candidates’ application will be reviewed and scrutinized by the Science Promotion Committee, which is to be scheduled the following year during March/ April (tentative).
  • The total fellowship awarded will be limited to a maximum of 120 man-months per year.
  • The decision of the Academy will be final

INSA Fellowship Dates

Next Application Window: January 2024.

Documents Required for INSA Fellowship

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • A detailed account of the study/ plan-of-work..
  • Curriculum vitae.

FAQ’s On INSA Fellowship

Question 1.
What is the INSA’s official website

The official website can be accessed at

Question 2.
What is the stipend amount given to the Fellows?

Selected Fellows will be awarded an amount of INR 30,000 per month.

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