Young Researcher Award of Lady Tata Memorial Trust; Apply by Jan 15
Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT), Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai-400 001, has invited applications for the ‘Young Researcher Award-2021’.
This scheme is instituted to recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in Biological Sciences with a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. All areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology related to human diseases will be covered by this Award.
Eligibility: The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years as on 31st March 2021. Applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science/Master’s degree in Medical Sciences/equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years’ professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree.
Applicant must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute in India. He/she should be engaged in research and development and have publications arising from research done as an independent investigator in India. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as Award(s) of major academies / societies.
The Award: The duration of the Award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on review. The amount of award will be Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. In addition, the Young Researcher will receive a contingency grant of Rs.7.00 lakhs per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project under the Award.
Application can be submitted online through the ‘Indian Awards’ link at https://www.ladytatatrust.org/, latest by 15th January, 2021. A Demand Draft of Rs.500/- as processing fee should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and the DD should be scanned and submitted in online form and original couriered to trusts office. Applicant must forward the application through the Director of a recognized Research Institute or Laboratory where he / she proposes to work.
Selected applicants will be called for an interview in the middle / third week of March/April 2021 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be awarded and announced by the end of March/April 2021. The selected Researcher will be required to commence research effective 1st April/May 2021.
For details, visit https://www.ladytatatrust.org/