Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences

Indian Council of Agricultural Research


Grant amount: ₹500,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Applicant type: Research Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: India

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: India

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Overview:

In order to recognize outstanding research in agricultural and allied sciences & provide incentives for excellence in agricultural research, this award is to be given to agricultural scientists for outstanding contribution in specified areas. A total of four awards are provided under the award. Each award carries a cash prize of ₹ 5.00 lakh in addition to the citation. All Indian scientists engaged in agricultural research and overseas Indian scientists working in the areas relevant to Indian agriculture are eligible for these awards. The forwarding authority may give clear cut recommendation regarding the most significant contributions made by the concerned scientist.

Objectives of the Award

  • To recognize outstanding research in agricultural and allied sciences
  • To provide incentives for excellence in agricultural research 

Nature of the Award

This award is primarily meant for agricultural scientists for outstanding contribution in specified areas. A total of four awards are provided under the award. Each award consists of `5,00,000 in cash and a citation. Four Awards are assigned one each to the following subject areas: Four single/individual awards

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

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Eligibility:

  • This award is primarily meant for agricultural scientists for outstanding contribution in specified areas.  
  • All Indian scientists engaged in agricultural research in the subject areas mentioned above and overseas Indian scientists working in the areas relevant to Indian agriculture
  • The research work must be original and must have been conducted under an integrated, well-focused, research programme/project in India or abroad. 
  • The award is meant for individual scientist for their extraordinary, original, creative contributions in advancement of basic sciences concepts, development of new technology and enhancement of productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture, not restricted to NARS