Teachers who have a doctorate degree and have shown excellence in their fields are
considered for the award. The Research Award is given to only those lecturers, senior
lecturers, and selection-grade lecturers, readers and professors who are in continuous
regular service in a recognised institution on permanent posts and are under 45 years of
age at the time of submission of their application. In the case of Women, SC/ST/OBC
(non-creamy layer)/ Physically Handicapped. Minorities the age limit shall be 50 years.
The awardee will be eligible to avail of the Research Award only once.