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Inspire Scholarship For Higher Education (SHE) 2023-24: Application Form, Rewards & Eligibility, Last Date

Inspire Scholarship 2023 or Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a kind of endowment which is managed under the Department of Science and Technology. DST Inspire is offered online to search for talents in science and to motivate young, talented youths to involve in different science-based activities. The main feature of DST inspire is that it does not believe in testing abilities, the candidates are selected based on educational beliefs and knowledge.

Inspire Scholarship was approved by the government of India in November. Online Inspire offers a total expense of INR 1979.25 crores during its 11th plan period which was inaugurated by our honorable Prime Minister. Under its 11th plan period, the budget was uplifted to INR 2200 crores.  Inspire schemes has three formations –

  • inspire fellowship for Early Attraction of Talent
  • DST Inspire Fellowship for Higher Education/ Inspire SHE Scholarship
  • Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC)

Watch Inspire Scholarship Details in Hindi

Inspire Scholarship 2023: Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have passed 12th in 2022 and must be studying B.Sc. or M.Sc. Natural Science.
  • The candidate’s age should be between 17 to 22 years of age.
  • Candidates must come under 1% of successful students with a strong academic background.
  • They must have enrolled themselves in Natural and Basic Sciences doing B.Sc, BS, and integrated M.Sc./ MS level in the same year when they have passed 12th.
  • Students must come under 10,000 ranking in JEE of IIT, AIEEE ( top 20,000) and must have cleared CBSE - Medical (AIPTM) if pursuing natural/ basic sciences courses.
  • Applicants must be top 10,000 rankers in Joint Entrance Examination of IIT, AIEEE (top 20,000 rankers) and would have cleared CBSE –Medical (AIPTM) and must be studying natural/ basic sciences.
  • Students studying in Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science, Education, and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for basic sciences (DAE-CBS) at University of Mumbai for the courses like B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree.

Inspire Scholarship 2023 Rewards

The rewards for Inspire Scholarship are INR 80,000 PA and other advantages are also included. If you are selected for this scheme you will be getting –

  • INR 80,000 to the selected candidate.
  • Yearly scholarship of INR 60,000 for 12 months i.e. 5000 per month.
  • INR 20,000 for important summer research.

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Inspire Scholarship Last Date 2023

inspire scholarship endorsement form Online floats every year during October and remains open till December. Apply before the following mentioned dates -

  • Application start date – 1st November 2023.
  • Deadline to apply -31st December 2023.

Inspire Scholarship 2023 Result Date

Inspire scholarship 2023 result i.e. the list of candidates will be announced the next year 2023 in April –May.

Note –The dates mentioned above are subject to change as per the circumstances. 

Subjects that come under Scholarship for Higher
Education (SHE) are:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Geology
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Electronics
  • Microbiology
  • Geophysics
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Genetics
  • BioPhysics
  • Physics
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Chemistry

How To Apply For An Inspire Scholarship?

The application to inspire Scholarship for Higher Education is done online. You can apply by following certain instructions –

  • You have to register yourself as a new user through the official portal on
  • After that, you need to click on “New User” on www inspire com
  • Enter your name, gender, date of birth, email, password, eligibility criteria along with a verification code for a hassle-free registration.
  • You will receive your user ID and password on your email Id. You click that link and can activate your account.
  • You can keep all the documents ready to attach while filling the application form.
  • To make further processing you need to log in using your ID and password.
  • Fill in further details like personal, your course enrollment information about B.Sc. or M.Sc. integrated, your competitive details, etc.
  • Applicants also need to upload all the documents online.
  • To check all the details, you need to click on “PRINT PREVIEW”. Review your details and then submit your application on inspire com
  • After submitting your application, take a printout of the submitted application for further processing.
INSPIRE Scholarship Document List
  • Your passport size photograph – JPEG format 50kb size.
  • Community/ Caste certificate if belongs to OBC/ SC/ ST category – PDF format with a size not more than 1 MB.
  • Eligibility/ advisory note by state/ central board – PDF Format with not size more than 1 MB.
  • Marksheet of class 12th which should not extend more than 1 MB.
  • Certificate showing rank in JEE Main/ JEE Advanced/ NEET/ KVPY/ JBNSTS/ NTSE/ International Olympic medalists (if you fall under this category)-PDF format with a size of 1 MB.
  • Your endorsement form signed by your college principal/ director of the institute/ registrar of the university- PDF format with 1 MB size.
  • The details of SBI bank - PDF format with 1 MB size

Inspire Scholarship Renewal Process

  • If you are applying for renewal you need to have at least 60% marks or a 7.0 /10 scale every year or two semesters.
  • If a candidate fails to score the mentioned marks, their scholarship will be canceled. The scholarship will be continued for the next year only if the performance is satisfactory.

Inspire Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Inspire Scholarship 2023 is offered for five years 5 years.
  • The form will be rejected if submitted unfilled.
  • Students are not supported for Medicine, Engineering, Defence Studies, Military Science, Agriculture, seed technology, anthropology, Psychology, home science, geography, economics, education(B.Sc., B.Ed.) dual degree. Biotechnology, computer science, computer applications, bioinformatics, physical education, instrumentation, information technology, long-distance courses at open universities, and other professional courses.
  • Must have a bank account in SBI (only in the name of the applicant).
  • It should be mentioned by the head of the institute about the performance on the report for the current academic year.
  • The scholarship will be disseminated only after checking the performance of the student in the current year.
  • Candidates already getting any other scholarships are not eligible.
  • You can get more information by inspire contact number:Tel.No. -0120-4676260

Note – The selection process usually takes four months to choose deserving applicants.

INSPIRE Scholarship Cut off

Inspire Scholarship cut off will be based on marks scored in class 12th. The cut-off is based on the percentage you have scored in 12th. You can get the list of selected students online through the INSPIRE official website. The students need to download their selection letter from the official website. The awards will be transferred directly to the candidate’s SBI account.

Inspire Scholarship Helpline Number

For any query, you can connect to the following mentioned information –

INSPIRE Programme Division
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli road,
New Delhi -110016
inspire scholarship helpline number -0120-4676260

Other Inspire Scholarships

Besides giving a scholarship for higher education, two other endowments are running under INSPIRE –

INSPIRE Scholarship for BTech students –

There is no INSPIRE scholarship for BTech students however, there is one for B.Sc or equivalent students after 12th. SHE abbreviated as Scholarship for Higher Education is for the talented youths of science background. The scheme inspires young aspirants of age 17 to 22 years for pursuing a bachelor's or masters in educational sciences. The scheme is offered to around 10,000 students with an estimation of about INR 0.80 lakh. The major attraction of this scheme is to offer mentorship support through the course.

Inspire Scholarship for Ph.D. students- INSPIRE Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC)

Inspires young scientists to strengthen the research and development base. It is subdivided into two elements which include –

INSPIRE Fellowship – This includes age groups of 22 to 27 years and offers 1000 fellowship programs every year for completing a doctoral degree in basic and applied science, engineering, and medicine.

INSPIRE Faculty Scheme –  It offers 1000 designations for postdoctoral researchers aging between  27 to 32 years based on contract /tenure for a maximum of five years in both basic and applied sciences.

FAQs about Inspire Scholarship

Ques: What Is INSPIRE Scholarship SHE?

Ans: Inspire scholarship is offered for providing higher education by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. This scheme is currently running under Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) for meritorious students pursuing bachelor's and master's courses in Natural and Basic Sciences. Total 10,000 scholarships are offered every year under which each selected student will get INR 80,000 annually for pursuing subjects of Natural and Basic sciences.

Ques: How do I apply for Inspire Scholarship 2022?

Ans: Applicants can apply online via the official portal of INSPIRE   

Ques: Who can apply for an Inspire Scholarship for Higher Education?

Ans: Meritorious students who arepassed 12th in 2019 and must be studying B.Sc. or M.Sc. Natural Science. Having a strong academic background and is the age of 17 to 22 years of age.

Ques: When is the deadline to apply for an Inspire Scholarship?

Ans: Apply before 31st December 2022.

Ques: How do I check my Inspire Scholarship Status?

Ans: You can check your Inspire scholarship status by login into your relevant scholarship account through the official website. 

Ques: Is there any scholarship for 12th pass students?

Ans: Yes, there is an INSPIRE scholarship by the name of Scholarship for higher education (SHE) which we have explained in detail in this blog. Read the whole content and resolve your doubts.

Ques: How do I contact for the inspire scholarship?

Ans: You can connect through the below-mentioned information - 

INSPIRE Programme Division

Department of Science and Technology

Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli road,

New Delhi -110016

Inspire Scholarship Helpline Number Tel.No. -0120-4676260


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