The INSPIRE fellowship provides 1000 funded full-time research fellowships for doctoral study annually. The purpose of the program is to attract top students to pursue doctoral studies in basic and applied sciences including, engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy, etc. Candidates must be Indian citizens, a University 1st Ranker in a particular subject at Post-graduate (PG) level examination in Basic and Applied Science courses or a 1st Ranker at a Graduate level examination in Medicine, and an INSPIRE Scholar having secured minimum 70% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc. course.