NASI Scopus Young Scientists Awards 2018

NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards, first launched by Elsevier in 2006, is part of an Elsevier’s global initiative to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

The program honours outstanding young researchers in India who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work. As of 2017, 101 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 has introduced 5 multi-disciplinary categories that are aligned with national missions of Make in India, 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.

The last date for physical receipt of the application has been extended to Sunday, 15th July 2018.

Award Categories

The Awards for 2018 will be presented the following categories:


To recognize India’s most promising women researchers who have demonstrated excellence in scientific field. Female applicants only.


To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of AGRICULTURE and are committed to developing sustainable models that help in increasing food security and improving the quality of life of people living in rural areas.


To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of EARTH, OCEANOGRAPHIC,  ENVIRONMENTAL and ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES and ECOSYSTEM and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.


To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and are making groundbreaking contributions toward improving health and wellbeing of citizens.


To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and are harnessing it to drive disruptive and sustainable growth, with a potential for high industrial and/or societal impact.

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Download the Nomination Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • An Indian citizen, residing and working in India
  • Has completed at least PhD/MD or equivalent degree
  • Must be born on or after January 1st, 1977
  • Female only application for Women in Science Award Category

Activity entered for this award must have been published in one or more respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publication(s) and the publication must be found in Scopus.

Application Process

The application,complete in all respect with the supporting documents, must be submitted to Elsevier (in hard copy) latest by the extended deadline July 15, 2018.

Applications will be judged by a panel of 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

**Please note that you can send the complete application (in hard copy) to the address below:

Aparajita Verma
Marketing Manager - South Asia
Elsevier Research Solutions
14th Floor, Building No: 10B
DLF Cyber City, Phase II, Gurgaon 122002, India

Note: You will be receiving an acknowledgement email from us within 7 working days of receipt of your application.


If you would like more information about the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist of the year award, please get in touch with:

Aparajita Verma
Marketing Manager, South Asia
Elsevier-Research Solutions Sales
Tel : +91 124 477 4632 |

Highlights of NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2017

The Award Ceremony was held on 31st October 2017 at The Lalit, New Delhi .

About 550 applications were submitted for the 2017 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. The awards were given to winners in 9 subject categories.

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Scopus Awards 2017 Highlights (Video)

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