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Ministry Of Science And Technology

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

Abdul Kalam
Translational Research
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Department of Science and Technology (DST) in association with the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) launched a Fellowship in the year 2017, named “Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship” to recognize, encourage, support, and promote translational research in engineering by Indian Nationals working in public funded institutions in the country, so as to transfer fundamental research output in viable technological products/devices/components/processes. In brief, the principal objective of the Fellowship is to achieve excellence in engineering, innovation, and technology development. This fellowship scheme has been named after the late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, who was a role model in Indian technology development and self-reliance. The scheme is being administered by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and implemented by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
All areas of engineering, innovation, and technology are covered by this fellowship.
  • The duration of the fellowship will be initially three years, extendable by up to two more years depending on the performance.
  • The fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.
Expected Outcome:
This Fellowship is applicable for Translational Research Only leading to possible commercialized or deployable technology; pilot scale or field trial worthy technology; patent (filed/sold/commercialized); working model or prototype for demonstration and trial (in addition but not limited only to scientific publication).
A Maximum of 10 Fellowships will be awarded per year.
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