Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme

Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme

Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme

Sitaram Jindal Foundation "NATURELLE" No.11, Green Avenue, Behind Sector D-3, Bhatta Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 Email ID ? Ph: 011-26890962 / 63 Website :

Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme


Jindal Aluminium Ltd, Jindal Nagar, Tumkur Road, Bangalore-560073 (hereafter called JAL) and Sitaram Jindal Foundation, 11 Green Avenue, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110 070 (hereinafter called SJ Foundation) which are consistently engaged in the field of Charitable and philanthropic activities in India since 1969, in furtherance to their said endeavour and sublime approach for the benefit of the general masses, have instituted the'Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme' to encourage and inspire the talent and recognize excellence in innovation and research.

SJ Foundation would manage the Research Fellowship Scheme on behalf of JAL.


Up to Rs. 1 lakh per month

* The amount of Fellowship per month would depend upon whether the research fellow is gainfully employed and is getting salary for his current employment in a Research Organisation or is getting only this fellowship. The Fellowship amount would also depend on the following

Qualifications and Experience of the Candidate.

Proven Track Record as evident from the innovations done in the past, Quality of Publications and Recognitions.

Relevance and Importance of the Research Topic for the common man.

* In addition, the Research Fellow will also get a Contingency grant of a maximum of Rs. 10 lakhs per year, the quantum of which will also depend upon the need of such contingency funding. The contingency grant will take care of the actual contingent expenditure incurred in pursuance of the 'Research and Innovation' work. This amount can be used for the following.

1. For acquisition of Books, Documents of relevance to the project as approved by the Head of Department/Host Institution.

2. For publication of articles/papers in reputed journals and filing for patents connected with this research work.

3. To meet petty expenses for the purchase of chemicals, reagents, stationery, postage, Registration fee for attending workshops/conferences.

4. For travel expenses including one foreign travel/foreign attachment during the entire research project period. The approval for foreign travel/foreign attachment will be given by SJ Foundation on the recommendation of the Host Institution. Travel within the country should be within AC 3 tier sleeper class.

Contingent grant cannot be used on furniture, office equipments including Computers, laptops etc. It is not meant to augment the infrastructure facilities in the host institution.The use of contingency grant will be governed by guidelines issued from time to time by SJ Foundation.

The Fellowship will be sanctioned to the individual(s) who are either attached or are going to be attached to the Institutions which have the infrastructure facilities for the type of research work to be undertaken, besides guidance and supervision of the Fellow doing the Research. A certificate to this effect has to be obtained by the applicant from the Host Institution which should be submitted with his application to SJ Foundation. The application should be sent through the Host Institution duly recommended by the Head of the Dept.

* The Host Institution will get Rs. 4 lakhs per year per Research Fellow as overhead expenditure and for monitoring, supervising and controlling the fellow and the expenditure of funds to ensure that the funds are properly utilised and are not misused and to avoid extravagance.


* Open to all Indians living in India or abroad. The Research work should be conducted in India. Persons of Indian origin who have acquired foreign nationality are not eligible.

* Should have PhD or MD/ MS in Medicine or M Tech or equivalent, in the relevant field.

* The subject of research should be absolutely non-controversial having no alignment towards or against a particular sect or religion or with any intent to propagate a particular ideology or concept directed to develop any religious, caste or communal feelings in the society.

* The topic of study/research should be beneficial to the general populace of the country particularly to the under privileged and vulnerable groups.

* The candidate should have proven high calibre academic and research track record as evident from the quality of publications, recognitions and intellectual property rights obtained.

* The research fellows, who are employed by the Host Institution, should devote at least 50% of their time on research under this fellowship scheme.

* All the other research fellows who are not employed by the Host Institution should carry out research continuously on full time basis under this fellowship scheme.

* The candidate should not accept any other fellowship/scholarship or stipend except with the prior permission of SJ Foundation. The candidate may continue to get the salary, as permitted by SJ Foundation, from the institution where he is employed and where the research is being conducted.

* The research fellow who is employed by the Host institution and is drawing salary from it, should get a "No Objection" letter from the institution stating that the institution has no objection to their employee undertaking research under this Fellowship Scheme.

* The proposed research work should be original. The JAL/SJF will be immune and will stand indemnified in case of any legal infringement of copyright, patent and trademark and/or any other legal infringement committed by the candidate.

* Preference will be given to 'Innovative Research' leading to tangible outcomes.

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Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme