INSPIRE Award Scheme Innovation in Science Pursuit: A Scheme / Programme implemented by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science &Technology, Government of India for the attraction of talent amongst the students to study Science and pursue a career with research. To attract young talent amongst students to study science and pursue a career with research.
Under the Inspire Award Scheme, during a plan period of 5 years, 2 children are selected from each school of the country having classes 6 to 10 for an INSPIRE Award of Rs.5000/- each for preparing the science project / Mandal. These awardees, who are students from class 6 to 10, then participants in 3 tier competitions i.e. District, State, and National.
About INSPIRE Programme:
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a National Programme implemented by the Ministry for the attraction of talent amongst students to study science and pursue a career with research.
INSPIRE Programme covers students in the age group 10-32 years, and has five components: INSPIRE Award (for 10-15 age group), INSPIRE Internship at a science camp with opportunity for interaction with global science leaders (for 16-17 age group), INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) @ Rs 80000/ per year for continuing education at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels (for 17-22 age group), INSPIRE Fellowship for doctoral research (for 22-27 age group) and INSPIRE faculty for assured career opportunity (for 27-32 age group).
About INSPIRE Award Scheme:
The first component, viz INSPIRE Award, is implemented centrally through the States/UTs. Under this scheme, during the five year period, two students are selected from each middle and high school of the country for an INSPIRE Award of Rs.5000/- each for preparing a Science Project / Model.
These awardees, who are students from classes 6th to 10th, then participate in a three-tier competition: District, State, and National Level. The projects exhibited are evaluated by a jury of experts. All the 28 states and 7 UTs are participating in the scheme. The scheme is continuing in the 12th Five Year Plan. INSPIRE Award Scheme Innovation in Science Pursuit
Merit based nomination of students for INSPIRE Awards is done by the Head Master / Head Mistress / Principal of each school, who is required to send nomination of best children, having aptitude for science, with all relevant details, to the District Education Authorities, who will send these to DST through State Education Authorities. All schools in the country including private schools are eligible to participate in the scheme.
One Time School Registration:
For the School to get registered as School Authority under the E-MIAS,