GUIDELINES FOR THE AWARD OF ACADEMY
1. Periodicity: All Academy Medals/Prizes/Lectures will be awarded
once in three years.
2. Eligibility: A person shall not be eligible for more than two awards
excluding the General Medals, International Medals and Medals
related to Young Scientists.
The selection for General Medals which are given for outstanding
contributions in any branch of science coming within the purview of
the Academy, may be made from distinguished scientists in
recognition of their service to the Academy or to science.
The selection for Subjectwise Medals/Lectures should be made from
persons who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline
of science for which the awards are allocated.
The awards shall normally be given to Fellows. In exceptional
circumstances, and in certain areas where nominees are likely to be
from a broader base, they may be awarded to non-Fellows.
3. Presentation of award and delivery of lecture : The presentation of
the award will be made to each recipient after he/she delivers the
award lecture. The lecture will be arranged under the aegis of INSA
Local Chapter unless otherwise stated. The summary of the award
lecture will be included in INSA News and the full text in Proceedings
of the Academy.
TA/DA will be paid to the Awardee for delivering the award Lecture.
4. Specification of the Medal: The specifications of the Medal (Copper
Medal, Gold/Silver plated or the Bronze medal as the case may be)
will be as follows:
|6.35 cm in diameter
|About 114 grams
|Name of the Medal and the Recipient in
Year of the Award (in
|Seal of the Academy
GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTING
FOR INSTITUTING AWARDS
1. Endowments shall not be operated in the name of a living Fellow.
These endowments will be used to create a medal or lecture award
or for a named travel fellowships.
2. The minimum endowment amount acceptable shall be Rs. Ten lakhs.
3. The endowment amount shall be invested by the Academy to earn
4. 10% of the income accruing from the endowment fund shall be
credited to INSA fund for recovering some of the administrative
expenses involved in administering the award.
5. The scope of the award should be as broad as possible and should
not be restricted to specific subdivision of science.
6. The award will be made once in three years.
7. No award will be established in the name of a non-scientist.
8. The award may consist of a cash prize and a bronze medal. The
recipient may also be paid TA/DA for journeys performed for
delivering the award lecture. Expenditure on TA/DA shall be charged
to the income from endowment fund. The venue of the award lecture
shall be decided by the Council.
9. In addition to establishing an endowment lecture/medal, the Council
will also accept endowments to establish Young Scientists
Travel Award for supporting young researchers to attend
International conferences/workshops/training programmes or for
them to undertake a visit for collaborative work connected with
their research project within the country or abroad.
10. The selection and other conditions of the award shall be governed
by the regulations as may be framed by the Council.
11. Council of the Academy will have a right to amend any regulation
concerning operation of the endowment and of the award.