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Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowships

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) will award Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowships to outstanding engineers to recognize, encourage and support translational research by individuals to achieve excellence in engineering, innovation and technology development.

Scope: All areas of engineering, innovation and technology will be covered by this fellowship

Eligibility for Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowships

  • The scheme is applicable to Indian nationals working in India in various capacities of engineering profession in public funded institutions.
  • The applicant should possess adequate professional qualification and hold at least a bachelors degree
  • This applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years of service left in the parent organizations on the date of the award.
  • The applicant should not be holding any other fellowship and in the event of selection, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships.

The duration of the fellowship will be initially for three years, extendable by up to two more years depending on the performance.
The fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.


  • The fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000 per month in addition to regular income.
  • The research grant is Rs.15.00 lakh per annum, which can be utilized for engineering research and innovation activity including hiring of manpower, consumables, national and international travel for research purposes, chemicals, equipment, etc.
  • An Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum will be provided to the host institute.
  • The fellow is eligible for regular research grants through the extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
  • The fellowship is taxable as per IT rule of Government of India.


The nominations can be sent by the Heads of the Institutions/ organizations, Presidents/ fellows of National science/ engineering academies, SS Bhatnagar
Awardees and JC Bose awardees.
The nominations will be accepted throughout the year.
The format for inviting nominations is attached.

Selection of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellows will be made periodically (normally twice a year) by a Search -Cum-Selection Expert Committee specially constituted for the purpose, as per the broad guidelines of the fellowship

Download the Application form from here