1. The lecture/memorial lecture awards be put under the category of Regulations.
  2. These awards be broadly named as ‘Academy Awards/Lectures/Medals’.
  3. Further, all awards under the above mentioned category be classified in two types-

a) ‘Academy Awards/Lectures/Medals’ to be held annually, as-

i) Prof. Meghnad Saha Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1981; Prof. Meghnad Saha Memorial Lecture may be held in any front line area in Physics and its applications (age- no bar).

ii) Prof. N.R. Dhar Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990; Prof. N.R. Dhar Memorial Lecture may be delivered in an area of Chemistry, preferably having an impact on agriculture (age- no bar).

iii) Prof. (Mrs.) Archana Sharma Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2009 from the grant sanctioned by the DBT, New Delhi; Prof. (Mrs.) Archana Sharma Memorial Award Lecture may be delivered by the selected “Eminent Woman Scientist – irrespective of age and area”.

iv) Prof. MGK Menon Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2015; Prof MGK Menon Lecture may be delivered by an active working Indian Scientist up to the age of 55 in any field of Science and Technology. [There is another Prof MGK Menon Memorial Award (having an honorarium of Rs. 1 lac with a Gold Medal and travel expenses) to be given to an eminent Indian Scientist for her/his contributions to any area of Science and Technology development, promotion,popularization and application- details given on page no. 36]

v) Prof. V. P. Sharma Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2016; Prof. V P Sharma Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the frontier areas of Biological Sciences (age- no bar).

vi) Prof. A.K. Sharma Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2018; Prof. A.K. Sharma Memorial Lecture may be delivered by the selected “Eminent Plant Scientist, a researcher and an efficient manager of science” preferably below 70 years of age.

vii) Prof. Prafulla Chandra Ray Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2018; Prof. Prafulla Chandra Ray Memorial Lecture may be held in any front line area in Chemistry and its applications (age- no bar).

Prof. A.K. Sharma Memorial Lecture awardee will be given a gold medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- (from the endowment given by the DBT, GOI). In all remaining awards, each awardee will be given a gold medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs.50,000/-.

b) ‘Academy Awards/Lectures/Medals’ to be held on every alternate year. The following will be included in this category:

i) Prof. A.C. Banerji Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1981 from the endowment given by Sri Milon K. Banerji, Former Attorney General of India, New Delhi (son of Late Prof. A.C. Banerji).

ii) Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990 from the endowment given by Dr. Bobby L. Renfro, Maize Pathologist, Mexico and also from Academy’s contributions.

iii) Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1988 from the endowment given by Mrs. Radhika Sheel.

iv) Dr. P. Sheel Memorial (Young Woman Scientist) Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1996 from the endowment given by Mrs. Radhika Sheel.

v) Prof. Saligram Sinha Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990 from the endowment given by relatives and others associated with Prof. Saligram Sinha.

vi) Prof. R.C. Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2000 from the endowment given by Prof. R.C. Gupta, Ganita Bharati Academy, Jhansi.

vii) Prof. R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2000 from the endowment given by the family and students of Late Prof. R.N. Tandon.

viii) Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

ix) Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

x) Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

xi) Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002 from the endowment given by the relatives, friends and students of Late Prof. Shri Ranjan;

xii) Lecture Award in the field of Toxicology; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002 from the endowment created from the savings of the 2nd Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries organized by Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow.

xiii) Prof. Krishnaji Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2005 from the endowment given by Prof. Abhai Man Singh.

xiv) Lecture Award in the field of Biodiversity; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2005 from the endowment given by Prof. Pramod Tandon and

xv) Dr Mridula Kamboj Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2016 from the endowment given by Prof. V. P. Kamboj.

xvi) NASI-Buti Foundation Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2017 from the endowment given by the Buti Foundation.

The awardees, in Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture, Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture, Dr Mridula Kamboj Memorial Lecture and NASI-Buti Foundation Lecture will be given a medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs. 20,000/-. However, in all the remaining awards in category (b) as mentioned above, the awardees will be given a medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs. 10,000/.

(If the endow­ment is not sufficient to meet the entire expenditure connected with an award, the expenses will be met from the funds of the Academy.)

The subject areas for these various lectures are given as under-

I. Prof. A.C. Banerji Memorial Lecture may be held in any fron­t line area of pure or applied mathematics, astrophysics and related subjects.

II. Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the field of agricultural science.

III. Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture for making significant contribu­tions in science & technology for social development with special reference to societal development may be delivered in any area like Health, Energy, Communication, Agriculture etc. provided that the award will not be repeated in the same area before nine years.

IV. Dr. P. Sheel Memorial (Young Woman Scientist) Lecture is open to all disciplines in science. The awardee lady scientist should be preferably below 50 years of age.

V. Prof. Salig Ram Sinha Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any front line topic in Plant Sciences with special reference to Plant Pathology.

VI. Prof. R.C. Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture may be delivered in any area encompassing History of Science.

VII. Prof. R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any area in Plant Sciences.

VIII-IX. Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture and Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the area of Biological Sciences including Medical Sciences. The awardee scientist for Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture award should be below the age of 40 years.

X. Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any area in Animal Sciences.

XI. Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the area of Plant Molecular Biology.

XII. Award Lecture in the field of Toxicology may be delivered in the area of Toxicology (in the broadest sense).

XIII. Prof. Krishnaji Memorial Lecture in the area of Experimental Physics and Instrumentation to an Indian citizen who has made commendable contributions in the area.

XIV. Award Lecture in the field of Biodiversity may be delivered in the area of Biodiversity. The lecture is to be given to school children to create awareness in them.

XV. Dr Mridula Kamboj Memorial Lecture Award may be delivered in any area of Biomedical Sciences.

XVI. NASI-Buti Foundation Lecture may be delivered by Distinguished Woman Physicist (age- no bar).

  1. General norms for holding the lectures:

i) Nominations for the aforesaid lectures will be made by the Fellows of the Academy. The awardees will be selected by the Council in accordance with the regulations as may be made from time to time.

ii) The awardees will be called upon to deliver a lecture at a date, time and place as decided by the Council.

iii) The awardee would be required to supply a written script of her/his lecture which the Academy would suitably publish.

iv) The Academy shall bear the cost of travel of the awardee from her/his place of work/residence to the place of lecture and back as per rules of the Academy.

v) The minimum contribution for instituting an endowment lecture award will be Rs. 5 lacs.

vi) The continuity of an endowment lecture award be reviewed after every 5 years.

vii) In future, any award will be instituted only after the approval of the NASI Council.

(B) PROF. MGK MENON MEMORIAL AWARD

Introduction – Prof. MGK Menon, one of the most renowned scientist and architect of Indian Science and Technology, was the pillar and visionary for the growth and progress of the National Academy of Sciences, India, the oldest of the science academies. He basically started the science promotion and popularization of science activities, in NASI. The academy decided to honor him by starting a lecture series in his name in the year 2015.

Procedure-

A Search-cum-Selection Committee chaired by the President, with four Past Presidents of the Academy to be nominated by the  President of the Academy, would select the speaker.

The Lecture Award would be given to an eminent Indian scientist for her/his contributions to any area of Science and Technology development, promotion popularization and application.

The Lecture Award would carry an honorarium of Rs. 1 lakh with a Gold Medal and travel expenses.

(C) REGULATION REGARDING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA SCIENCE TEACHER AWARD

In order to recognise one (or more) outstanding teacher(s), teaching science in High Schools/Higher Secondary Schools/Intermediate Colleges/other equivalent institutions for distinction achieved by him/her in stimulating students to take part in co-curricular and out-of-the class science activities and bringing out their talents in science, the Academy would select every year awardee(s), called the National Academy of Sciences, India Science Teacher Awardee.

The Awardee(s) selected each year would be invited to receive the Award in a function to be held at Prayagraj on the National Science Day, February 28. On the occasion, the Awardee(s) would be requested to deliver a brief talk.

The Award would comprise a Citation and Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand only) cash. The cost of travel of the Awardee(s) from the place of her/his work to Prayagraj and back and hospitality at Prayagraj would be borne by the Academy.

Nominations for the Award would be invited through appropriate procedure and selection would be made by a Committee to be nominated by the Council.

Criteria for the NASI – Science Teacher Award –

  1. The teacher, besides excellence as a teacher, should have been actively involved in stimulating students to take active interest in extra curricular science activities and in innovation of teaching methods.
  2. Success in stimulating students evidenced by the participation of the students under the guidance of the concerned teacher in extra curricular science activities, like Science Exhibitions, Students Science Congress, competitive items like Science Debate, Quizes, Essays, properly documented field studies etc.
  3. Development and use of innovative methods may include development of apparatus, software, equipments or devices for science teaching, innovative and/or low cost experiments etc.
  4. Active involvement in science popularization activates will be an additional qualifications.
  5. Teachers undertaking tutions would not be considered.

Note –

  1. The Academy reserves the right to final selection of the teacher for the Award. No appeal or protest in this regard would be entertained.
  2. It is not necessary for a nominee to have participate/taken part in each of the activities given above.

(D) REGULATION REGARDING THE BEST SCIENCE TEACHER AWARD FOR PRAYAGRAJ REGION IN THE MEMORY OF LATE RAMA SHANKAR MISRA

The Academy has instituted in the year 2010 the "Best Science Teacher Award for Prayagraj Region" in the memory of late Rama Shankar Misra, father of Prof. Ashok Misra, Past President, NASI, from the endowment fund of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lac only) donated by Prof. Ashok Misra.  The regulations for this award will be same as of NASI-Science Teacher Award except that the Award would comprise a Citation and Rupees Ten Thousand only; and it would be only for Prayagraj region.

(E) REGULATION REGARDING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA PROF. M.R. RAILKAR TEACHER AWARD FOCUSSED ON MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION*

In order to recognise one (or more) outstanding teacher(s), teaching Mathematics in High Schools/Higher Secondary Schools / Intermediate Colleges / other equivalent institutions for distinction achieved by him/her in stimulating students to take part in co-curricular and out-of-the class Mathematics activities and bringing out their talents in Mathematics, the Mumbai Chapter of the Academy would select every year awardee(s), called the National Academy of Sciences, India Prof. M.R. Railkar Teacher Awardee.

The Awardee(s) selected each year would be invited to receive the Award in a function to be organized by Mumbai Chapter of the Academy on the National Science Day, February 28. On the occasion, the Awardee(s) would be requested to deliver a brief talk.



The Award would comprise a Citation and Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five thousand only) cash. The cost of travel of the Awardee(s) from the place of her/his work to Mumbai and back and hospitality at Mumbai would be borne by the Mumbai Chapter of the Academy out of the Funds provided by the Academy.

Nominations for the Award would be invited through appropriate procedure and selection would be made by a Committee consisting of Chairperson and three eminent Mathematician as expert nominated by the Mumbai Chapter of the Academy.

*Instituted out of the endowment created by Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni, Formerly Director, HRI, Prayagraj, in honour of his teacher Prof. M.R. Railkar (Pune).

(F) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA – SWARNA JAYANTI PURASKAR

As part of science promotional activities the Academy has instituted two awards known as 'The National Academy of Sciences, India - Swarna Jayanti Puraskar'.

These awards would be given to the young scientists presenting the best research paper in the sections of Physical and Biological Sciences at the Annual Session of the Academy.

The Awardee in each section would be selected by a Committee comprising the Sectional President of the Section and two Fellows present there. Each Award comprises Rs. 5000/- cash and a Citation.

(G) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI-RELIANCE INDUSTRIES PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARDS FOR APPLICATION ORIENTED INNOVATIONS COVERING BOTH PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The nominee should be an Indian citizen/overseas citizen of India working in India and below the age of 50 years on April 15 of the year of the award.

Areas for the Awards - Physical Sciences including - Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Information & Computer Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Biological Sciences including - Agriculture, Animal and Plant Sciences, Environment, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioinformatics, all branches of Medical Sciences, Nanotechnology.

Number and Value of Awards - Three in Physical Sciences and three in Biological Sciences each year. Each award carries a plaque and Rs. Three lakhs in cash.

Nominators and Last Date - 
(a) All Science Secretaries, Secretary HRD, Director Generals - CSIR, ICMR & ICAR.

(b) Directors of IITs, IIITs, National Laboratories/ Institutes, Industries with well recognized R&D units including private research institutions.

(c) Vice-Chancellors of all Universities - Central & State.

(d) Directors of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, AIIMS, New Delhi, PGI's of Medical Research, Chairman, UGC.

(e) Presidents of all Science, Engineering, Medical and Agriculture Academies.

(f) All Fellows of the NASI.

Nominations will be invited by the President, NASI through advertisements in Academy's Journals, Current Science and Academy's website.

A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format. 20 copies of nomination form and one set of reprints of 10 publications along with all supporting documents, must reach the Academy latest by April 15 every year.

The nominations would be valid for 3 years; however, the nominators must update the achievements of the nominees and justify their candidature every year.

Selection of the Awardees - The awardees will be selected by an Expert Committee constituted by the Council of NASI from nominations received.

Presentation of the Awards - The presentation of the Awards will be made at the time of Annual Session.

(H) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI-YOUNG SCIENTIST PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARDS IN ANY BRANCH OF SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY RECOGNIZED BY THE ACADEMY

The NASI Young Scientist Awards are considered to recognize promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist.

Eligibility - The NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award shall be made in recognition of notable contributions to any branch of science or technology, recognized by the Academy, on the basis of work carried out in India.

Any citizen of India/overseas citizen of India working in India and who is below the age of 35 years as on April 15, of the year of award, shall be eligible for the award.

Number of Awards - The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to five.

Nominations and Last Date - A notification inviting nominations for the award shall be issued each year after the Council Meeting of the Academy held in January/February.

A candidate may be proposed by a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India. Scientific Society of national standing, university faculty, Post-Graduate department or research institutions may also make nominations of eligible candidates.

A candidate may only be nominated once. However, a nomination will remain valid for consideration for 3 years or the age eligibility whichever expires earlier.

A nomination shall be made in the prescribed format. This, along with all supporting documents, must reach the Academy latest by April 15.

Selection Committee for the Award - The General Secretary (HQ) at the very outset, may examine the nominations and assign them to two Scrutiny Committees for consideration. Each Scrutiny Committee will recommend upto 10 candidates, who will be invited for presentation in July at the time of council meeting.

The candidates invited to present their work shall do so before the concerned members of the Scrutiny Committee.

Candidates called for presenting their work before the Sectional Committees shall be entitled to I class/II AC return rail fare and per diem according to the Rules of the Academy.

Recommendations of the Sectional Committees - Each Scrutiny Committee shall send its recommendations to the Council in writing, duly signed by all members present. The recommendations shall contain, strictly in order of priority, not more than three names. The main criteria for selection will be the originality of the candidate's research contributions and her/his understanding as evidenced by publications and performance during the presentation.

The recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee shall be handed over immediately after the meeting, by the Convener, in a sealed envelope addressed to the General Secretary (HQ) of the Academy; the envelope should bear the superscription: to be opened by the addressee only.

Selection by the Council - The Council will select candidates for this award at the meeting in the month of July, based on the reports from the Conveners of Sectional Committees.

Announcement of the Awards - The names of the Young Scientists selected for the awards by the Council shall be communicated to the Fellowship.

Presentation of the Medals - The presentation of Medals will be made by the President, NASI, at the time of Annual General Meeting.

For receiving the medal, the awardees will be paid travel expenses to cover the actual I class/II AC rail fare, conveyance charges for journeys from residence to rail head and rail head to venue of Annual General Meeting and a daily allowance according to NASI Rules. Daily allowance will be admissible for a maximum of 2 days for attending the presentation ceremony.

The Academy would bring out a publication containing contributions of the Young Scientists for the award at the time of the presentation of the award.

Value - The award shall consist of a bronze medal of the following specifications:

       (i) Size 6.35 cm in diameter

       (ii) Weight About 114 grams

       (iii) Design Obverse - Name of Medal (in Devanagari character) Name of the recipient (in Devanagari characters) Year (in International numerals)

       Reverse - Seal of the Academy

Each awardee will be presented a Medal, a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.

Appropriate steps will be taken by the Academy to maintain the relevant information in respect of the career development of all young awardees.

(I) NASI-ICAR AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND RESEARCH ON FARM IMPLEMENTS

In order to reduce drudgery of farm women by development of farm implements and to encourage researchers and innovators to develop farm implements for farm women, ICAR and NASI have instituted the NASI-ICAR Award For Innovation and Research on Farm Implements.

Sponsoror of the Award - Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and NASI, Prayagraj.

Objective of the Award – (i) To reduce the drudgery of farm women by development of farm implements. (ii) To encourage researchers and innovators to develop farm implements for farm women.

Nature of Award - One annual award meant exclusively for outstanding innovators/scientists. The award consists of Rs. 1,00,000/- in cash, citation and certificate.

Frequency – Annual.

Eligibility Criteria - All scientists/engineers/innovators engaged in research in agricultural farm implements are eligible.

Administration of the Award - The award will be administered by the ICAR/NASI through the Award Cell of ICAR. There will be a Judging Committee appointed by the DG, ICAR, consisting of 3-5 members including the Chairman. Two experts nominated by the President, NASI will be the members. The Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the Council.

Evaluation Criteria -   (i) The significance of the research, innovation & extension work. Its scientific,

technological and socio-economic relevance and priority (ii) The specific objective of the work and the preparation of an appropriate plan of work to achieve those objectives (iii) The organization and conduct of the work (iv) The principal findings (v) The concrete recommendations emanating from the research/ extension work (vi) The acceptability and adoptability of the recommendations by the intended users (vii) Impact of the work in quantifiable terms.

Procedure - Application for the award will be invited during September/October of the year of the award. Application made in the prescribed form obtainable from Award Cell (ICAR), will be accepted up to the end of November/December of the year of the award. The Judging Committee will screen the nominations, identify outstanding entries, and make recommendations to the ICAR along with the draft citations. If no outstanding entries have been received, no award will be awarded.

Presentation - The presentation of award will be made on the Foundation Day of the ICAR i.e. 16th July of the year. The awardee would give a presentation on achievements of her/his work to an audience consisting of eminent agricultural & non agricultural scientists.

(J) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI PLATINUM JUBILEE CHAIRS

The Scheme - In order to utilize the expertise of active scientists who have made outstanding research contributions to any branch of Science & Technology, represented in the Academy, the National Academy of Sciences, India has instituted "NASI Platinum Jubilee Chairs". The awardee shall be called “NASI Platinum Jubilee Chair Distinguished Professor”.

Objectives - The main aim of the scheme is to honor and utilize the expertise of distinguished scientists, who are capable of making significant research contributions in their field of interest.

Eligibility - The Awardee should be a distinguished Indian Scientist. He/She should have a sustained record of research publications of very high standard. He/She should be a Fellow of NASI.

Number - Total number shall not exceed two at any given time.

Duration - The tenure of the NASI Platinum Jubilee Chair Award would be for three years, extendable for further two years based on the review of work undertaken by the scientist in the first three years. Thus, the tenure of the award would be for a maximum of five years.

Details of the Award-The awardees would be paid Rs.80,000/- p.m. plus allowances as per Govt. of India rules. Pensionary benefits are to be adjusted as per Govt. of India rules. In addition, a contingency grant of Rs. 2,00,000 per annum would be provided for meeting expenditure of the awardee on secretarial assistance, telephone, domestic travel, stationery etc. This award would be taxable as per norms.

There shall be provision for appointment of a Research Fellow/Associate with an emolument + HRA as per DST rules to assist in research work. This will be supported by resources from NASI.

Mode of Selection - A Search cum Selection Committee comprising of the President, two Past Presidents and two General Secretaries will be constituted to recommend suitable scientists for the NASI Platinum Jubilee Chair Award. The Committee would normally meet once a year or whenever the need arises. The award would be announced after the approval of the NASI-Council. Members of the NASI-Council would be able to suggest names of suitable scientists to the Committee.

Other terms and conditions -

1. The award is given only for working in a recognized research/academic institution in India.

2. All the grants pertaining to the Award will be released through the host institution, which shall be entrusted with the accountability of the grant. The institution shall submit Utilization Certificate/ Statement of Expenditure for the grants released by NASI, every year.

3. Progress report on the project work done shall be submitted to NASI at the end of each financial year along with the Statement of Expenditure and Utilization Certificate for release of grant for the next year.

4. At the expiry of term of the Award, a comprehensive work report should be submitted, along with two copies of papers published during the tenure of the award.

5. The awardee would be entitled to leave as per GOI norms.

6. At the completion of the term, the awardee shall hand over all permanent assets purchased through the funds received under the scheme to the institution where work was undertaken or any other institution as may be decided by NASI.

7. The progress of the work shall be monitored by a committee of experts to be appointed by NASI.

8. The awardee would be invited to submit paper/review in NASI journals.

9. The above terms and conditions may be revised or amended by the Council as and when found necessary.

(K) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE J.C. BOSE CHAIR

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of J.C. Bose in the year 2009, the Academy instituted the J.C. Bose Chair. The provisions are same as NASI Platinum Jubilee Chairs. The awardee shall be called “J.C. Bose Chair Distinguished Professor”.

(L) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE ICMR CHAIR IN PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

In order to utilize the expertise of a Distinguished Scientist in the area of Public Health Research, who could take Public Health Research Project(s) aimed towards delivering technologies to common mass for preventive and promotive control measures for ensuring good health, the Academy instituted ICMR Chair in Public Health Research in the year 2010 with the financial support from Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. The provisions are same as NASI Platinum Jubilee Chairs. The awardee shall be called “ICMR Chair Distinguished Professor”.

(M) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE DISTINGUISHED WOMAN SCIENTIST CHAIR

The Scheme – In order to utilize the expertise of a Distinguished Women Scientist whose contributions in the country in the area of Science & Technology has made a major impact, the National Academy of Sciences, India instituted a Chair with the financial support of DST, New Delhi.

Objectives – The main aim of the scheme is to honor and utilize the expertise of distinguished women scientists, to contribute towards promotion and application of Science and Technology in their field of interest, particularly to benefit women scientists and women in general.

Eligibility – The Awardee should be a distinguished Indian Woman Scientist. She should have a sustained record of scientific contributions of very high standard. She should be a Fellow of NASI.

Number – Total number shall not exceed one at any given time.

Duration – The tenure of the distinguished women scientist Chair would be for five years.

Details of the Award – The provisions of payment(s) to the awardee are same as NASI Platinum Jubilee Chairs.

There shall be provision for appointment of two Woman Scientists below age of 50 years to pursue research under the guidance of the aforesaid Chair, as per financial details prescribed by the Academy.

Mode of Selection – A Search cum Selection Committee comprising of the President, two Past Presidents and two General Secretaries will be constituted to recommend suitable woman scientist for the aforesaid Chair. The award would be announced after the approval of the NASI-Council. Members of the NASI-Council would be able to suggest names of suitable scientists to the Committee.

The Distinguished Woman Scientist selected for this prestigious Chair would further select the two young-woman scientists to work under her guidance for this Chair as per norms in her institution for such scholarship/fellowship; or as per provisions made by the NASI Council in consultation with the Distinguished Woman Scientist Chair.

Other terms and conditions –

  1. The award is given for working in/through recognized research/academic institutions in India.
  2. All the grants pertaining to the Award will be released through the host institution, which shall be entrusted with the accountability of the grant. The institution shall submit Utilization Certificate/ Statement of Expenditure for the grants released by NASI, every year.
  3. Progress report on the project work done shall be submitted to NASI at the end of each financial year along with the Statement of Expenditure and Utilization Certificate for release of grant for the next year.
  4. At the expiry of term of the Award, a comprehensive work report should be submitted, along with two copies of papers published during the tenure of the award.
  5. The awardee would be entitled to leave as per GOI norms.
  6. At the completion of the term, the awardee shall hand over all permanent assets purchased through the funds received under the scheme to the institution where work was undertaken or any other institution as may be decided by NASI.
  7. The progress of the work shall be monitored by a committee of experts to be appointed by NASI.
  8. The awardee would be invited to submit paper/review in NASI journals.
  9. The above terms and conditions may be revised or amended by the Council as and when found necessary.

(N) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI-(DONOR) CHAIRS

The Scheme – In order to utilize the expertise of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to promotion, development and application of science and technology, represented in the Academy, the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) has instituted “NASI-(DONOR) Chairs”.

Objectives – The main aim of the scheme is to honor and utilize the expertise of distinguished scientists. The recipient of the award would be expected to work to promote the Charter of NASI and its objectives. At the completion of the tenure, the recipient would submit a report of the activity for information of the NASI Council to be followed by a presentation/lecture.

Eligibility – The Awardee should be a distinguished Indian Scientist. He/She should be a Fellow of NASI.

Number – Total number not to exceed two at any given time and priority should be given to a most distinguished woman scientists.

Duration – The tenure of the Chair Award would be for three years, extendable for further two years. Thus, the tenure of the award would be for a maximum of five years.

Details of the Award – The Awardee would be entitled to a maximum amount of Rs.50,000/- p.m. In addition, a contingency grant of Rs.1,00,000/- p.a. would be provided for meeting expenditure of the Awardee on secretarial assistance, telephone, domestic travel, stationery etc. This award would be taxable as per norms. There shall be provision for appointment of a Research Fellow/Associate with an emolument + HRA to assist in research work. This will be supported by resources from NASI.

Mode of Selection – A Search cum Selection Committee comprising of the President, two Past Presidents, two General Secretaries and a nominee of the DONOR will be constituted to recommend suitable scientists for the Chair Award. The Committee would normally meet once a year or whenever the need arises. The award would be announced after the approval of the NASI-Council. Members of the NASI-Council would be able to suggest names of suitable scientists to the Committee.

Other terms and conditions –

(1) All the grants pertaining to the award will be released directly to the Awardee who shall submit Utilization Certificate/ Statement of Expenditure for the grants released by NASI, every year.

(2) The Awardee would be invited to submit paper/review in NASI journals.

(3) The above terms and conditions may be revised or amended by the NASI as and when found necessary.

(O) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI-SENIOR SCIENTIST PLATINUM JUBILEE FELLOWSHIP

The Academy has instituted the NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellowship to utilize the services of the Fellows of the Academy who are active in high quality research in their specialized disciplines but have superannuated from their service. The Awardee shall be called “NASI Senior Scientist”.

Objectives – The objective is to utilize the expertise of NASI Fellows after superannuation primarily for research work in some R&D center/university/institute in India.

Eligibility & Age – Superannuated Fellows are eligible for consideration.

Number of Fellowships – The number of NASI Senior Scientists Platinum Jubilee Fellowship to be selected each year shall be decided by the Council from the panel recommended by the Committee, to be constituted by the Council. Usually, the number of Senior Scientists to be selected each year will be based on the availability of vacancies and funds available with the Academy. The total number of NASI-Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellowship will at a time not be more than 40.

Tenure – The term of a NASI Senior Scientist position will be tenable initially for a period of three years, extendable for another two years after a review of the achievement of three year’s works.

Emoluments – The fellowship consists of Honorarium @ Rs.30,000/-per month and contingency grant @ Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum for meeting expenses on stationery, travel (within the country only). This also covers expenditure up to Rs.10,000 on communication needs. The honorarium is taxable, which will be deducted at source by the host institution.

There is a provision for appointment of one JRF/SRF/RA in the Fellowship, which shall also be supported by the resources from the Academy. The emoluments of JRF/SRF/RA will be as per Rules of the DST, New Delhi.

JRF/SRF/RA are not eligible for drawing HRA if hostel accommodation is provided by the host institution. Otherwise, HRA may be given as per DST, New Delhi norms applicable in the city/location where they are working or HRA rules of the host institution, whichever is lower. No other allowance is admissible.

Nominations – Nominations for the position shall be invited from the Fellows of the Academy in the first week of May preceding the year of the award.

The nomination papers duly completed in all respects, signed, and routed through the Head of the Institution, where a scientist intends to work, should be sent to the General Secretary, NASI, so as to reach latest by 15th June.

Mode of Selection – The nominations received within the valid period shall be examined by a Committee constituted for the purpose. The recommendations of the Committee shall be considered and selection will be made by the Council at its meeting to be held in July.

Announcement – The names of NASI Senior Scientists selected shall be announced at the Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy.

Operation of Scheme – Funds for this scheme will be routed through the sponsoring institution.

Leave Rules – As per GOI norms.

Activities Report and Renewal of Scheme : Senior Scientist will submit an Annual Report of her/his research work in the prescribed format at the end of each Calendar year alongwith statement of expenditure for renewal and release of grant for the next year.

Final Technical Report – Senior Scientist is required to submit a consolidated technical report for the entire duration of the award at the end of tenure in the prescribed proforma.

Interaction with other Agencies – Senior Scientist is allowed to take up the sponsored Research and Consultancy within the norms of the host institute.

Obligations – Host Institute shall submit the audited statement of accounts and utilization certificate from time to time to NASI. The Scheme will stand terminated from the date the Senior Scientist of NASI accepts any paid position elsewhere.

Acknowledgement of support in all publications as “Senior Scientist, NASI” should be made.

Final adjustment/settlement of accounts should be done within a period of 30 days of termination of Scheme.

All patent rights, designs and inventions derived from the research work of the NASI Senior Scientist shall be governed by the host institutional norms.

At the completion of the tenure of the NASI Senior Scientist, the awardee shall handover all permanent equipments purchased through the contingency funds to the institution where the work was undertaken.

They will be invited to submit paper/review to NASI journals.

These regulations may be revised or amended by the Council at any time.

(P) REGULATIONS REGARDING THE NASI HONORARY SCIENTIST SCHEME

The Academy has instituted the NASI Honorary Scientist Scheme to utilize the expertise of active fellows of the Academy (NASI), who have superannuated from their regular service, to have their contribution to the growth of science in general and activities of the Academy in particular.

Objective: The objective of the scheme is to enable such fellows of NASI to contribute in research, science education and promotion of science-society programmes.

Eligibility: Fellows of NASI who have superannuated from their regular service; the contribution during the whole career to be taken into account with an emphasis on recent academic/scientific activities.

Number of positions: The number of Honorary Scientists to be selected each year will be decided by the Council.

Tenure: The term of NASI Honorary Scientist will initially be for a period of three years and is extendable up to two years.

Financial Support: Contingency grant of Rs. one lac per annum will be released in one installment directly to the “NASI Honorary Scientist” or through the host institution. The grant can be utilized for meeting expenditure on the secretarial assistance, communication needs, domestic travel, stationery etc. On completion of each year, NASI Honorary Scientist is required to submit a certificate indicating that the money has actually been spent for the purpose for which it was sanctioned.

Nominations: NASI Fellows may nominate themselves or other Fellows, who have superannuated from their regular service. Fellows may write to the President- NASI, along with a brief CV, proposed plan of work and a letter of acceptance from the host institution if he/she intends to work through an institute/university. The names of awardees will be reported in the subsequent council meeting.

Joining: The Honorary Scientist can join any time during the year.

Progress Report and Renewal of position: The Honorary Scientist will submit a report of her/his work after completion of each year to the President. The report should be accompanied with utilization certificate and further request of fund for the ensuing year.

Obligations:

(i) The position will stand terminated from the date the Honorary Scientist accepts any paid position; however the Honorary Scientist is allowed to take up the sponsored research and consultancy within the norms of the host institution.

(ii) Support under the NASI Honorary Scientist Scheme should be acknowledged in all publications.

(iii) Final adjustment/settlement of account should be done within a period of thirty days of relinquishing the position.