Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship: Apply by October 31
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has invited applications for the Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2020-21.
The scheme has been conceptualized with the aim of attracting highly skilled Indian National researchers working overseas in various cutting-edge disciplines of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/Bio-Engineering/Health Care, Agriculture/Veterinary Sciences and all other allied areas by providing them an attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions.
Eligibility: Applicant should possess a Ph.D/M.D or equivalent degree with an outstanding track record as reflected in publications and other recognitions, and with at least three years of post- doctoral research experience of which last two years should be from a overseas laboratory. Those who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of this advertisement are also eligible to apply. Upper age limit would be 45 years on 31 October 2020.
Tenure & Incentives: The fellow can draw fellowship for a term of five years. The Fellows will receive a consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs. 1,00,000/-. Fellows will also receive a research/contingency grant of Rs.10.00 lakhs for the 1st & 2nd year; Rs.7.50 lakhs for the 3rd & 4th year; and Rs. 5.00 lakhs for 5th year, for purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred for the implementation of research proposal which is a part of fellowship, and Institutional overhead @ Rs. 50,000/- per year. In addition, Fellow is eligible for HRA/ accommodation provided by host institute. Details of the other benefits and other provisions/terms and conditions related to the Fellowships are given in the detailed Notification at http://dbtindia.gov.in/ (What’s-new > Advertisement links)
Fellowship is further extendable for another two years on a fresh appraisal. Only fellowship & HRA will be admissible during extension period.
Fellows retain an option for drawing either the fellowship or salary if they are appointed at a suitable permanent scientific position. Fellows opting for salary can continue to avail the research /contingency grant with prior approval of DBT. Those who are able to secure permanent positions will not be considered for 2nd term.
Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows could take up fellowship at any of the scientific institutes/ universities/ relevant Industries in the country. Nominations are to be submitted through a single host institute only. However, institutions can nominate more than one candidate. Awardees are eligible to apply for research grants to any of the funding agencies towards accomplishment of research proposal. However, the Co-PI has to be a permanent employee of the host institution.
Application: Applications may be submitted as per proforma available in the Notification link and is to be forwarded by the competent authority of the host Institute. The hard copy of the Nomination should be forwarded to ‘The Executive Director, Regional Center of Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway, Faridabad, India- 121001’ & the soft copy of the application, as a single PDF file, may be emailed to email@example.com, both to reach by 31 October 2020.