Welcome to the 'Emeritus Scientist' Application Website

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Emeritus Scientist(ES) scheme provides financial assistance to superannuated outstanding scientists to pursue research in their respective fields of specializations especially in those which are of relevance to the programmes and activities of CSIR.

A scientist who is an acknowledged expert in the field of his specialisation and has been actively engaged in scientific research during the preceding five years of superannuation will be eligible for grants under this scheme.

The quality of publications of the scientist including those during the last 5 years prior to his retirement and the honours and awards received by him will be the important criteria for selection under the scheme.

CSIR has a specially constituted Standing Committee to consider the research proposals under the ES scheme and recommend grants. The Committee generally meets twice a year.

The grant consists of (i) honorarium of Rs.20,000/- p.m. to the Emeritus Scientist (ES) for the duration of his/her tenure, (ii) suitable contingent grant per annum, and (iii)technical assistance in the form of research fellows/associates.

Emeritus Scientist Application Process


Welcome to the Emeritus Scientist Application Center Instructions page. This online Application can be completed in order to assist you in expediting the application process.

What you need:
  • Your Internet browser must support 128-bit encryption, must have javascript enabled and the viewing text size as medium.
  • The minimum version of Internet Explorer (Windows) that this site supports is version 7.0 or higher.
  • However the site is best viewed by Internet Explorer version 8 or higher. The site browsing and database is fully compatible with Internet Explorer. The use of other browers may not give the desired result.
NOTE: The time to download each page may vary depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Please be patient.

Instructions for completing the online Emeritus Scientist Application:
  1. Enter the information requested into the appropriate spaces in each window. Please answer all questions. Your answers must be in English and must use English characters only.
  2. Review the information you entered for accuracy.
  3. Print the ES Application ID in 'Application Information' page.
  4. Keep the ES Application ID page with you at all steps during the filling of online ES application.

Applicant is required to electronically submit his or her own ES Application. Although the applicant may receive assistance from a third party in preparing the application, the applicant is required to take the responsiblity of submitting the application as his or her own in the end.

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