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Scopus Award 2017

NASI-Scopus Young
Scientist Awards 2017

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards were first launched by Elsevier in 2006. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with NASI. The program honors young researchers who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work. As of 2016, 92 winners across nine scientific disciplines have been announced.

The NASI – Scopus Young Scientist of the year will receive:

• A citation & a plaque
• Cash prize of INR 75,000

This year NASI Scopus Awards would support & align with national missions of Digital India, Healthy India and Clean India. If your research (both basic and applied) is empowering or can be a helpful technological tool for the above mentioned national missions, do not forget to mention it in your application as it can give your application an additional weightage.

Awards were given in the following 9 areas of Science, Technology & Medicine:
Biological sciences
Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Studies
Social Sciences
Criteria for Application
An Indian citizen, residing and working in India
Have completed atleast PhD/MD or equivalent degree
Must be born on or after January 1st, 1977.

Application Process-

We would like to express our gratitude to the Indian scientific community for their immense support for NASI Scopus Awards in the year 2016. We received hundreds of applications this year across 9 different subject categories.

More than 600 applications were submitted for the 2016 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards from researchers of premier academic institutions across India. Elsevier provided quantitative analyses from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and applications were judged by a panel of 32 subject experts from India's academic community on criteria as:

• Quality and number of publications

• Nature and uniqueness of research

• Outcomes of research

• Impact on society

• Vision of the researcher

Screening Process: 

Subject Category



Dr. Naveen Chandra Bisht,

Staff Scientist- IV,

NIPGR, New Delhi                                  

Biological sciences

Dr. Dhiraj Kumar

Group Leader 

New Delhi


Dr. Rajendra Srivastava

Associate Professor,

Indian Institute of Technology,


Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Studies

Dr. Smitha V Thampi

Scientist SE,

Space Physics Laboratory

Vikram Sarabhai Space Center,



Dr. Saif Khan Mohammed

Associate Professor,

Indian Institute of Technology,

New Delhi


Dr. Anish Ghosh

Associate Professor,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Centre,



Dr. Dipyaman Ganguly

Senior Scientist & Ramanujan Fellow,

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology,



Dr. Goutam Sheet

Assistant Professor,



Social Sciences

Dr. Hippu Salk KristleNathan

Assistant Professor,

National Institute of Advanced Studies


The Award Ceremony will be held on 31st  October 2017 in New Delhi. The venue details are mentioned below:


31st October 2017, Tuesday


The Lalit

Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, Near Modern School, New Delhi, Delhi 110001


6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Highlights Of 2016 Award Ceremony:

>>Download Winner's Brochure

Event Highlights - 2016

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