Emeritus Scientist Scheme (ESS)

Scientists / Academicians from the Kerala State in the field of Science/ Engineering who have retired from service or completed their assignments from reputed institutions with research publications in reputed journals are eligible to apply. The programme helps to provide opportunity to superannuated outstanding scientists to pursue research in their respective field of specialization and to harness their knowledge and erudition for the development of State. Selection through review/evaluation by an expert committee.


Details of Payment effected in the year 2021
March 2021
February 2021
Details of Payment effected in the year 2020
July 2020

  • Eligible applicants may apply online in the KSCSTE web portal for New applications 2023 in the following link https://submit.kscste.kerala.gov.in/

For queries:
E-mail : jaya.kscste@kerala.gov.in, sasthrabodhini2011@gmail.com
Tel: 0471-2548402


  • Monthly fellowship of Rs.31,000/- and annual contingent grant of Rs.1,00,000/-.
  • A Project Fellow can be appointed to support research activity.
  • Fellowship will be given for a period not exceeding three years.
  • Candidates should be retired scientists / academicians in Kerala by birth or domicile and should have worked as a  scientist/academician in reputed institutions with commendable scientific achievements.
  • Candidate should apply within 5 years of superannuation.
  • Candidate should have published a minimum of 3 peer reviewed research papers with SCI indexed journals with impact factor greater than 2.0 or should have filed at least one patent in the last 3 years of application.
  • Those who have availed Emeritus Scientist Fellowship earlier (from KSCSTE or elsewhere) are not eligible to apply.
  • Research centre selected for the proposed work should be the R&D Centres of KSCSTE.

Scientist-in-charge (KSCSTE-ESS)
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695004
Tel: +91 471 2548402.
E-mail : jaya.kscste@kerala.gov.in, sasthrabodhini2011@gmail.com