The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition to their record of outstanding performance, apparent from the award of SS Bhatnagar prize or other such prestigious awards or fellowship of science academies (including engineering, agriculture and medicine). The fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective. The fellowship amount is Rs.25000 per month in addition to regular income. It also includes Research grant of Rs.15 Lakh per annum and Overhead of Rs.1 Lakh per annum to the host institute. The nominee should be an Indian national working in institutions in India and in service at the time of nomination to this fellowship. If the fellow superannuates during the term of the fellowship, the fellowship can be continued if a host institution is willing to host the fellowship. The duration of the fellowship is initially for 5 yrs. The tenure of the fellowship may be extended for subsequent term of 5 yrs based on rigorous assessment of research performance. The fellowship can be held up to 68 years of age. Selection of JC Bose Fellows is normally made twice a year by a Search-cum-Selection Committee.