Guidelines for Selection
(a) The nominee should be a foreign citizen. Non-resident Indians holding dual passports will also be considered for the Foreign Fellowship.
(b) The nominee should be an internationally recognized leader in his own field.
(c) He or she should be a Fellow/Member of the National Academy of own country.
Alternatively he or she should be a Foreign Fellow / Associate of a foreign academy. Further, Council would consider those nominees who are awardees of Noble Prize, Fields Medal or any other International award of equally eminent standing.
(d) The nominee should have close connection with Indian scientists and should be aware of the progress of Indian science, its accomplishments and aspirations. The past, present and future advantages and gains to the Academy and to the scientists of India by the election of a Foreign Fellow may also be kept in view.
(e) Academy will constitute a Nominating Committee consisting of the following:
1) President, INSA
2&3) Two Past-Presidents
4&5) Two Fellows and
6) Vice-President (Fellowship Affairs)
7) Vice-President (International Affairs) who will act as the Member- Secretary of this Committee.
The members of the nominating committee could also suggest additional names on their own. All efforts should be made by the Nominating Committee to increase the number of Foreign Fellows of the Academy elected each year without compromising / diluting the principles underlying the present selection process.
(f) The Vice-President (International Affairs) and Member-Secretary of the Nominating Committee will write a letter to all the fellows every year inviting nominations from them. He will also contact the members of the Sectional Committees for suitable nominations. It will be helpful for the Vice President to be in touch with the Conveners of the Sectional Committees so that they act in good time and in the manner envisaged.
(h) The meeting of the Nominating Committee will be held sometime during June-July to select suitable names among the nominations so received. The names selected for Foreign Fellowship by the Nominating Committee will be reported to the Council in the month of August.