Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA)

Ministry: Ministry of Science and Technology
  • The scheme was initiated to recognize and reward Principal Investigators (PIs) of Department of Science and Technology (DST) projects that have performed remarkably well.
  • It aims to reward best PIs of completed projects and also motivate ongoing PIs to perform exceedingly well.
  • It seeks to effectively improve productivity of research undertaken and overall efficiency of research ecosystem.
  • It will be one-time career award devised to specifically cater to younger scientists who have not received any other prestigious awards or fellowships.
  • The award carries a fellowship and optional research grant for 3 years, based on peer review of project proposal submitted.

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