Diaspora : the dispersion of any people from their original homeland
Non-resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or institutions established and those run by the Non-Resident Indians or an organization or Persons of Indian origin are conferred with this award for there contribution in the following fields:
The awards are conferred during the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards ceremony.
For the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards 2019, self-nomination has also been allowed. In this case, the applicants must submit the completed nomination form to the Ministry of External Affairs.