Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from young innovative students of India below 18 years of age for CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2021. In this competition, the students are required to submit their original creative designs and technological project proposals aimed at creating novel and utilitarian solutions of new processes/devices/utilities. Students can submit their entries as innovation proposals and get a chance to secure scholarship awards up to INR 1 lakh for their ideas. This talent-based program also provides students with a chance to avail training-cum-awareness sessions with CSIR officials.
The CIASC 2021 has announced a total of 15 award prizes for this year’s program:
Rank No. of Award positions Cash Award
First prize 1 INR 100,000
Second prize 2 INR 50,000 each
Third prize 3 INR 30,000 each
Fourth prize 4 INR 20,000 each
Fifth prize 5 INR 10,000 each
Following documents are mandatory for CIASC-2021 application:-
Students or groups of students who wish to apply for this award must adhere to the following eligibility guidelines. An applicant must:
Follow the below steps to apply for the award:
Step 1: Prepare an innovation proposal in English/Hindi (not more than 5,000 words).
Step 2: Enclose it in an envelope along with an authentication letter from the school principal.
Step 3: Also include other necessary documents.
Step 4: Seal and mark the envelope on the top left corner as ‘CIASC-2021’.
Step 5: Post the sealed envelope to the address below:
Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit
NISCAIR Building, 3rd Floor,
14-Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi-110067, India