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.

Chief Guest

We are honoured to have the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, grace our event with his esteemed presence.

Shortlisted Candidates for 5 Multi-Disciplinary Award 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.

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Jitender Giri, Staff Scientist III, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
  • Sunil Kateriya, Associate ProfessorSchool of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, Scientist (Senior Scale)Animal Physiology and Reproductive Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana


To recognise 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.

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Vimal Chandra Srivastava – Associate Professor, IIT Roorkee
  • Dr. Sebastain C Peter – Associate Professor – Jawaharlal Nehru center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Sujoy K. Das – Scientist, CSIR- Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai


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.

.** We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates for the 5 multi-disciplinary categories categories. The names of the shortlisted candidates will be updated on the website, as soon as the list is out for each category.

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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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
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