The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India, under the Emeritus Scientist Scheme provides financial assistance to outstanding retired scientists to pursue research, write scientific documents/monographs, etc. in Taxonomy of Animals, especially in the fields of specialization that are relevant to the programmes of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). Only Indian citizens, normally residents of India, are eligible for appointments as Emeritus Scientists.
The scientist who is the known expert in the field of specialisation, which comes within the objectives of ZSI. The quality of publications of the Scientist including those during the last 5 years prior to his/her retirement and the honours and awards received by him/her will be the important criteria for selection under the scheme.
The grant consists of (i) Honorarium of Rs.20000/- PM to the Emeritus Scientist (ES) for the duration of his/her tenure (ii) Suitable contingency grant of Rs.50,000/- per annum. Total number to be appointed by ZSI will be not more than 5 people.
Procedure to Apply:
- The Scientists willing to be considered for appointment under the ES scheme may apply in the prescribed form (Form-A) at any time during the year to the Director, ZSI. The application should be sent through Executive Authorities (Director / Head) of Institute / Department where the ES proposes to carry out the research work etc. It should be duly certified by them that the core facilities for working are available there and the Scientist will be permitted to work on the proposed scheme and the department / institution will discharge all its obligations particularly in respect of the management of the given grants.
- The research proposals are sent to a set of referees in general area of research of the concerned superannuated scientist
- The competent authority in the Ministry approves the selected Scientists and the host institutions will be intimated immediately after the recommended candidates.
- The grant will be validated until 1 year from the date of issue but can be applied at a later stage for further research
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