Tata Innovation Fellowship of Department of Biotechnology; Apply by Nov 15
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has invited applications for the Tata Innovation Fellowship - 2020-21
This is a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in Biological sciences/Biotechnology to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture, environment and other allied areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
Eligibility: Applicant should be Indian Nationals residing in India and should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship. Applicant must be below the age of 55 years as 15-11-2020.
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 outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area.
Applicant must be a regular permanent 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 fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his/her organization.
Evidence of outstanding track record and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
Nature of Support: The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. 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. If an awardee is receiving salary from an international organization, he/she will be entitled for research grant (contingency) only.
Number: Five fellowships will be awarded each year.
Application: Application format & submission details are given at http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in
Application (2 hard copies) duly forwarded by the competent authority of host Institute should be sent to ‘Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist “C”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.814, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003’ to reach not later than November 15, 2020. Soft copy of application in the prescribed proforma should be mandatorily submitted online through DBT ePromis portal, http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in or http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in on or before November 15, 2020.