Frequently Asked Questions

What is INSPIRE?

A Scheme / programme implemented by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for attraction of talent amongst the students to study Science and pursue career with research.

What is the purpose / aim / objective of INSPIRE?

To attract the young talent amongst students to study science and pursue career with research

b. To communicate to youth of the country the excitement of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the science & technology and R&D base

Which age group is covered under the INPSIRE Programme / Scheme?

10 – 32 years.

If wrong email-id is entered, what to do?

First,please check the status of application.If the application is forwarded , then please write to higher authority and write to helpdesk.If application is not forwared you can change it by clicking edit button.Please call to helpdesk if required.

Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, what to do if password is forget?

Go to link forget password and enter your application id.You will get a system generated email.Click on link in mail and reset your password.

How many components / sub-parts / sub-scheme are there in the INSPIRE Programme?

  • INSPIRE Awards
  • INSPIRE Internship
  • INSPIRE Scholarship
  • INSPIRE Fellowship
  • INSPIRE Faculty

(a) INSPIRE Award

(b) INSPIRE Internship

(c) INSPIRE Scholarship

(d) INSPIRE Fellowship

(e) INSPIRE Faculty.

What is the INSPIRE Award Scheme / Component?

Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, during a plan period of 5 years, two children are selected from each school of the country having classes 6 to 10 for an INSPIRE Award of Rs. 10,000/- each for preparing the science project / modal. These awardees, who are students from class 6 to 10, then participate in a 3-tier competitions ; District, State and National level.

Children / Students in which classes are eligible for INPSIRE Awards?

Classes 6 to 10.

Are the private schools also eligible to participate in Scheme?


Whether the schools run by the State Government or Central Government or Local Bodies eligible to participate in the Scheme?

Yes, all schools in the country. Whether Government or private / Aided or unaided / run by Central Government or State Government / local bodies like panchayats, municipalities, etc. are eligible to participate in the scheme.

How many States / UTs are participate in the Scheme?

All the 28 States and 7 Union Territories are participating in the Scheme

Who selects / nominates the children for the INSPIRE Award of Rs. 10,000/-?

Headmasters / Headmistresses / Principals of the schools nominate / select the children for the INSPIRE Award of Rs. 10,000/-.

How is the selection of child is made by the Headmaster / Headmistress?

Merit based selection is done by the school for the children having aptitude for science.

Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, how is award money is to be utilized by Awardees?

For preparing the science project and to bring it for the district level competition

What is the web address of the Department of Science & Technology from where information about the INSPIRE can be obtained?