Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2022 - Nominations Invited

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2022

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites nominations for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes in Science and Technology for the year 2022. The SSB Prizes are to be given for research contributions made primarily in India during the past five years. The age of the nominee for the SSB Prize 2022 should not be more than 45 years as on 31 December 2021.

The SSB Prizes are awarded for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in the following disciplines:

  •  Chemical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences and
  • Physical Sciences.

The SSB Prize carries a cash award, a citation and a plaque for each scientist selected for
the award.


a) The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and is known as the ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology.

b) The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology.

Purpose Recognition of outstanding Indian work in science and technology.


  • Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years as reckoned on 31st December of the year preceding the year of the Prize.An overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
  • The Prize is bestowed on a person who, in the opinion of CSIR, has made conspicuously important and outstanding contributions to human knowledge and progress – fundamental and applied – in the particular field of endeavor, which is his/her specialization.
  • The Prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the five years preceding the year of the Prize. (For this purpose ‘primarily’ will mean ‘for the most part)


In awarding the Prize, the Governing Body of CSIR is guided by the recommendations of the Advisory Committees constituted under clause 7.


a) The names of the recipients are made public on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day by the Director-General, CSIR.

b) The Prizes are awarded at a formal presentation ceremony arranged by CSIR. At the ceremony, a suitable citation on the work of the recipient of the Prize is read out.

c) The SSB Awardee should give a lecture in the area of the award, especially in a small college or a CSIR laboratory preferably away from the Awardee’s city for dissemination of science. HRDG can help by providing TA/DA for this.

d) In all matters of award of SSB Prizes, the decision of CSIR shall be final.

How To Apply:

Nominations addressed to Scientist Incharge – SSB YSA Unit, CSIR HRDG New Delhi must be submitted in the prescribed format along with reprints of significant publications of the last 5 year’s period via e-mail to [email protected] on or before 31st March 2022. No hard copy to follow. Please visit for further details and nomination format.

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