Department of Bio-technology (DBT) Scholarships in the field of biosciences and biotechnology

Department of Bio-technology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology Government of India scholarships in the field of biosciences and biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology invites nominations of Scientists who are currently engaged in basic and applied research in Biosciences & Biotechnology including, Biological, Agricultural and Medical and have made outstanding contributions in research with potential for application/product and technology development.

To recognize outstanding contributions of young scientists in basic and applied research in the areas of bioscience and biotechnology including agricultural, biomedical and environmental sciences with potential for application/ product and technology development and to provide grant for research for their career development.

Scholarship provider

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology Government of India

Types of DBT scholarships

Programme Qualifications Amount of Fellowship per month Application procedure
Innovative Young Biotechnologist Awards (IYBA) The applicant must have a PhD in any branch of Life Sciences, Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciencesand Agricultural Sciences. Master degree holders in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/Technology (M.Tech or AICTE designated equivalent) are also eligible to apply. The award shall cover both non-recurring and recurring financial grants for performing and executing the innovative research plan proposed by the awardee. This includes equipment, computational and communication facilities, consumables, contingencies and travel will be covered as required for the research project.

In addition a fellowship of Rs. 75,000/- per month will be admissible for awardees that do not have regular employment or are not drawing any other fellowship. If during the course of the project, the awardee finds a regular employment or receives any other fellowship, the awardee should immediately inform the fact to the DBT and the monthly payment of fellowship from the subsequent month onward will be discontinued. In this situation the awardees will receive Rs. 1.00 lakh cash award per annum similar to the awardees those are in regular employment. Awardees having a regular employment will receive a cash award of Rs. 1.00 lakh every year during the course of the project in addition to the equipment and other recurring grants except the fellowship amount.

1. Eligible candidate must submit an application in the prescribed format.

2. The applications will first be screened for all prescribed mandatory requirements described in Paragraph 2. Applications without the mandatory requirements will be rejected.

3. All such applications that meet these mandatory requirements will have the proposed research project peer reviewed for innovative thinking as well as scientific originality and merit.

4. Projects that are recommended after this peer review will be shortlisted and such applicants will be invited for making a scientific presentation. Each candidate will be given 20 minutes to make the presentation before the expert committee. Based on scientific merit, the expert committee may recommend up to a maximum of 15 such applications for the IYBA.

National Women Bio-scientists Awards i) Any Citizen of India who is engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology in the country. The work for which nomination is made must have been carried out in Indian institutes and acknowledged in the publications.

ii) For Senior Category Award: Citizens of India should have made life time significant and outstanding contribution in research in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology and has applied the results for the benefit of students and society and the work must have been done entirely in India.

iii) For Young Category Award: Citizens of India should have made significant and outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology during last 5 years and the work must have been done entirely in India. iv) The senior category award is for excellence in research (and not for governance/promotion of Science) and not for age and thus there is no age limit. For the young category, the candidate should be below 45 years of age as on the 31st December of the year of Award.

The National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) is awarded to senior women biologist for life time contributions, who have done excellent research in the country and has applied the results for benefit of students and society.

The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 5.00 lakh along with citation and a gold medal.

The proforma for nomination is available on the website. The nomination (10 copies) neatly typed in double space on plain paper in the prescribed proforma complete with enclosures should be sent (a copy to be e-mailed) at the following address.
National Bioscience Awards for Career Development i) Any Citizen of India who is engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology in the country.

ii) He/She should have made significant and outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology during last 5 years and the work must have been done entirely in India. The work for which nomination is made must have been carried out in India.

iii) He/She should submit a research project for advancement of his/her work in India for a period of next 3 years.

iv) He/she should be below the age of 45 years as on 31st December of the year of award.

Upto 10 awards subject to the availability of suitable candidates will be given every year. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs 2,00,000/- alongwith project research grant of Rs 15,00,000/- @ Rs 5,00,000/- per year for a period of three years for career development and a citation.  

 

 

The details of the Award, eligibility criteria and proforma for Nomination is available on the website.

The nominations (10 copies) neatly typed in double space on plain paper in the prescribed proforma complete with enclosures should be sent ( a copy to be emailed) at the following address.

 

Frequent Queries

What about Age Limit?

For Innovative Young Biotechnologist Awards (IYBA) 35 years.

For National Women Bio-scientists Awards 45 years.

For National Bioscience Awards for Career Development 45 years.

Contact details

For Innovative Young Biotechnologist Awards (IYBA)

The Director (IYBA)

Department of Biotechnology

Block – 2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex

Lodhi Road

New Delhi – 110003

 

For National Women Bio-scientists Awards

The Under Secretary

Department of Biotechnology

8th Floor, Block II, CGO Complex

Lodhi Road

New Delhi – 110003

E-mail : sen.manab@nic.in

 

For National Bioscience Awards for Career Development

The Deputy Secretary

Department of Biotechnology

Room No. 807, 8th Floor, Block II

CGO Complex, Lodhi Road

New Delhi – 110003

E-mail : sen.manab@nic.in

 

For more details about Innovative Young Biotechnologist Awards (IYBA) click here

For more details about  National Women Bio-scientists Awards click here

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