Established in 1984, the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech) is one among the chain of 37 national laboratories, 6 units and 39 outreach centres of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. Set-up to be a fore-runner in the niche domain of microbial biotechnology, the Institute in its initial years functioned from a start-up laboratory that provided a truly world-class R&D ambience in an area of over 10,000 sq. ft. to its researchers. In September, 1989, upon completion of the permanent campus, the Institute shifted to occupy an area of about 47 acres, of which the labs covered 22 acres and the residential campus 25 acres.
CSIR-CDRI, a premier research institute with world-class instrumental facilities and with experience of 70 years in the field of drug discovery research, works in multidisciplinary areas (organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, disease biology, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutics) to fulfill the dream to provide affordable healthcare to the nation. In this pursuit, CSIR-CDRI is looking for brilliant young researchers who aspire to build their career in synthetic organic, medicinal, natural product chemistry (Chemical Science) and disease biology (Biological Science)
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the only institute of toxicology in the country contributing towards cutting-edge research and innovation in toxicology with the motto: “Safety to Environment and Health and Service to Industry”. CSIR-IITR has made an impact in addressing problems critical to human health & the environment as well as safety of chemicals/products. The institute has been involved in basic and applied research in diverse areas of toxicology and associated disciplines for over five decades. CSIR-IITR’s contributions in the field of toxicology have globally positioned CSIR among top five in Food, Industrial and Nanomaterial toxicology. The institute has received Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance in June 2014 for toxicity and mutagenicity studies. GLP is an internationally accepted quality system under which pre-clinical health and environmental safety studies are performed. CSIR-IITR has established a “Centre for Innovation and Translational Research (CITAR)” to encourage impactful societal, industrial research and enable start-ups to foster collaborations with researchers to fast track technological solutions. The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentations and laboratories (NABL certified) such as Advanced Imaging Facility, Analytical Facility, Computational Toxicology Facility (the only facility for toxicology in India), Translational Research Facility, Cell & Molecular Biology Facility and Industrial Labs.
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous Institute under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NABI aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri-food sector in India by being a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations for improved household nutritional security.
The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.
Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) was established in the year 1989 as an autonomous institute under the administrative control of Govt. of Odisha. In 2002, it was taken over by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee dedicated the institute to the nation in July 2003. Institute of Life Sciences has a broad vision of carrying out high-quality multidisciplinary research in the area of life sciences. The goal is for overall development and betterment of human health, longevity, agriculture and environment. The stated mission of the institution is to work towards upliftment of the human society and generate skilled human resources for future India.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. As early as in 1911, the Government of India set up the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) with the specific objective of sponsoring and coordinating medical research in the country. After independence, several important changes were made in the organisation and the activities of the IRFA. It was redesignated in 1949 as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with considerably expanded scope of functions.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is one of a suite of elite federal research capacity development programs. The suite begins with early graduate student support through Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, progresses to postdoctoral training through the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and continues through the academic career progression (Tier 1 and 2 Canada Research Chairs) to a career pinnacle with the Canada Excellence Research Chairs, and announced in 2014, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
In collaboration with the UK’s GREAT Britain campaign, the British Council is offering up to 35 full tuition scholarships over a broad range of subjects. This is a great opportunity for Indian students wishing to access a UK university education.
The "Women Scientists Scheme-A (WOS-A)" for research in basic and applied sciences has been evolved in this context, by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 27-57 years who desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists.