Award/JRF/Research Grant for young researcher offered by Lady Tata Memorial Trust
Lady Tata Memorial Trust; Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, Mumbal-400 001, has invited applications for the Young Researcher Award-2020; Junior Research Fellowship 2020-21; and Institutional Research Grant, 2020-21.
YRA award is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to annually recognize and reward young Indian scientists below 40 years, who have displayed a potential for high quality research with outstanding track record in biological sciences and potential for high quality research with a deep commitment. They should have been engaged in finding innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases, blood disorder with special references to leukaemia and for scientific research towards alleviation of human suffering from disease. 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 2020. Applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, or an 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 awardee will be eligible for regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as award(s) of major academies/societies.
The duration of the award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on a review by the Trust’s Experts’ Committee. The amount of the 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. All bills and receipts should be send to the LTMT office every six month, after purchase of any items from contingency grant.
Processing Fee: A Demand Draft of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and the DD should be scanned and submitted in online form and original to be couriered to trusts office.
Application: Application can be submitted online at https://www.ladytatatrust.org/StaticPageIndia/Awards/0 by 15th January 2020. The application has to be forwarded through the Director of a recognised Research Institute or Laboratory where he / she proposes to work and should be addressed to ‘The Secretary, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001’.
The selected applicants will be called for an interview in the middle / third week of March/April 2020 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be awarded and announced by the end of March/April 2020. The selected Researcher will be required to commence research effective 1st April/May 2020.
Application are also invited for Junior Research fellowship (last date 15 January 2020) and Institutional Research Grant (IRG) (last date 30 January 2020) for the year 2020-2021.
For details of each scheme, visit https://www.ladytatatrust.org/StaticPageIndia/Awards/0