Applications are invited for Tata Innovation Fellowship by DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) initiated Tata Innovation Fellowship in 2007 to promote innovation in science, in finding effective solutions to major existing challenges in modern Biology/Biotechnology. The emphasis of the scheme is to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences/ biotechnology and commitment to find innovative solutions in healthcare, agriculture, environment, conservation of natural resources, livestock production manufacturing process etc. Upto 5 fellowships are given every year.
Applications are invited for “Tata Innovation Fellowship”, 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.
Number: Five per year.
i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as 31-12-2019.The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his/her organization.
ii) 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 outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area.
iii) The candidate must have 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.
iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.
v) 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
i) 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 an international organization, he/she will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only.
ii) 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Application (2 hard copies) duly forwarded by the competent authority of host Institute should be sent to Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta, Scientist “É”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.729, 7th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003, not later than December 31, 2019. Soft copy of application in the prescribed proforma should be mandatorily submitted online through DBT ePromis portal (dbtepromis.gov.in or dbtepromis.nic.in ) on or before 31st December, 2019.
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