INYAS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

INYAS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) is happy to launch for the first time – the awards for research excellence.  These awards are constituted by individual contributions from INYAS members/alumni and/or industry.

INYAS awards 2020

For the year 2020, the INYAS research excellence awards are announced in 3 areas.
A) Best Research in Natural Nanofibers with Societal Impact
B) Best PhD Thesis in the area of Carbon Materials
C) Excellence in Nano Innovation Award

For the year 2020, the INYAS research excellence awards are announced in 3 areas.  The requirements for each award vary and thus the candidates are advised to go through the requirements carefully.

  1. Candidates can apply for more than one awards.
  2. Candidates can make only one submission for each award. In case more than one application is received from an application for a particular award, the submission shall be disqualified.
  3. In order to apply, the candidates should first select the award from dropdown menu below. This will direct them to the specific submission form of the award.
  4. Candidates will receive a confirmation email of submission.
  5. You must keep the documents ready as per the requirements given below. You will also be required to submit a proof of eligibility (thesis submission certificate/degree certificate as .jpg).
  6. Guide recommendation will be required if you are shortlisted for final round.

Deadline for submission of all awards is 15th December 2020.

The awards will be announced by February 2021.

In case of any queries, please contact inyas.awards@gmail.com


A) Best Research in Natural Nanofibers with Societal Impact

Sponsored by Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate Professor, Cellulose and composites Group, IIT Hyderabad.

Research area: Natural nanofibrous bear a huge potential in providing sustainable solutions for various societal problems in health and environment. This award is to acknowledge the research contribution in applied research where natural nanofibers (fibres below 100 nm originating from natural sources) or their modified forms are utilised in the area of healthcare and environmental remediation.

Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. students from any discipline, graduated or submitted thesis in the year 2019 or thereafter from any institute, university or R&D lab are eligible to apply.
  • They must have published at least one paper in a peer reviewed international journal as first author.

Form of submission: 
A graphical abstract with a 500 words description of the work which can be easily understood by non-scientific community. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a 10 min presentation before the selection committee in the second and final round. The write-up should quantify the impact of research on society and environment.

Award: INR 10,000 cash prize + certificate.

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B) Best PhD Thesis in the area of Carbon Materials

Sponsored by Chandra Shekhar Sharma, Associate Professor, Carbon Lab, IIT Hyderabad.

Research Area:  Carbon is nature’s building block and one of the most versatile engineering materials. Carbon materials have received tremendous attention in a variety of applications including energy, environment and healthcare. This award is instituted to appreciate the best doctoral research in the area of carbon materials.

Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. students from any area of Basic Sciences or Applied Engineering who worked in the broad area of carbon materials and are graduated in the year 2019 or thereafter till the last date of submission of application from any institute, university or R&D lab. PhD students who submitted their thesis before the last date of submission are also eligible to apply.
  • They must have published at least two paper in a peer reviewed international journal (Scopus/Web of Science indexed) as first author.

Form of submission: 
Applicants need to submit their PhD thesis synopsis (approved by their supervisor) along with the soft copies of their publications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a 15 min presentation before the selection committee in the second and final round.

Award: INR 10,000 cash prize, citation and an award plaque.

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C) Excellence in Nano Innovation Award

Sponsored by E-Spin Nanotech Pvt Ltd

Research Area: The award will be given for ground breaking invention in the field of nanotechnology especially in Chemical engineering, Material Sciences and Biological Sciences.  The invention should have a large social impact .

Eligibility:
Ph.D. students from any area of Basic Sciences or Applied Engineering who are graduated in the year 2019 or thereafter till the last date of submission of application from any institute, university or R&D lab. PhD students who submitted their thesis before the last date of submission are also eligible to apply.

Form of submission:
Presentation (up-to 15 slides) and synopsis (1 page). The presentation should include a business model. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a 15 min presentation before the selection committee in the second and final round.

Award: INR 25,000

A potential idea may be financially supported by E-Spin Nanotech.

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