Tata Innovation Fellowship 2013-14-Department of Biotechnology

How  to apply: Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma  downloadable from DBT website www.dbtindia.nic.in and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. A. K. Rawat, Joint  Director, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New  Delhi-110003, latest by 31st October,  2013

Other details regarding the proforma may be seen at www.dbtindia.nic.in

Eligibility: The  applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture,  Veterinary Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an  equivalent degree in Biotechnology /related areas

The applicant must have put in several years of work in  the specific area

The candidate must have a regular position in a  University/Institute/Organization and should be engaged in research and  development

If he/she is availing any other fellowship, he/she will  have to opt for only one of the fellowships

The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India  before applying for the fellowship

Age: The  fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age  of 55 years as on 21st November, 2013

Fellowship: The  amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular  salary from the host institute

If an awardee is receiving salary from international  organization, he will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only

In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant  of Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum for  meeting the expenses on consumables, equipment, international and domestic  travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection  with the implementation of ongoing research project under the fellowship

The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other  regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of  various S&T agencies of the Govt. of India

Number: Number of fellowships is 5 per year

Duration: The  duration of the fellowship will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal

Tata Innovation Fellowship, a highly competitive scheme instituted  by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt.  of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in  biological sciences and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major  problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences  and biotechnology

Objective: The  scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on  innovation and translational research with a potential towards  commercialization

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