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Research Opportunities for Scientists of Indian Origin

Ramanujan Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ramalingaswami re-entry Fellowship of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are targeted schemes aimed to attract highly skilled Indian researchers working overseas by providing them attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions. Under the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Scheme of DST, young Indian citizens and people of Indian origin including Non Resident Indian (NRI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) status with PhD (in science, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, medicine, and agriculture related subjects) from any recognized university in the world are offered contractual research positions in Indian Institutions / Universities to carry out independent research and emerge as a leader in future science & technology. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a scheme to attract Scientists/ Technologists of Indian Origin (STIO) under which they are appointed at an identified CSIR laboratory so as to nurture a research field in their area of expertise. Annually, Rs. 35 crore for 186 Ramanujan Fellows, Rs. 29 crore for 160 Ramalingaswami Fellows and Rs. 20 crore for 116 INSPIRE Faculty have been provided to pursue research in the country.

This information was given by the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha today.

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