Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

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Grant amount: Up to ₹1,600,000

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: India

Location of residency: India

Location of citizenship: India

Age restriction: No more than 40 years of age

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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To recognize the talented young scientists who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their research programmes. They should have exceptional creativity based on a track record of significant contribution to research and potential to facilitate use of their expertise to further high quality research in their areas of specialization.

The challenge project and foreign training will be administered/monitored by Division of Agricultural Education at ICAR, Headquarters. The foreign training would be sponsored only if it is considered necessary by the ICAR and costing not more than `5 lakhs.  A total of four awards will be given across the disciplines in agricultural and allied sciences; limited to only one award in any discipline. Subject areas for the award shall be as follows :

  • Crop & Horticultural Sciences
  • Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal & Fisheries Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Awardees will be required to work on the project for a minimum period of three years and would not be eligible to apply for post outside of ICAR system during the duration. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All young scientists who possess a doctoral degree are below forty years* of age, hold a regular teaching, research, extension education job in the ICAR-SAU system of institutions and engaged in research in the designated subject area for at least five years continuously.