The Institute is successfully getting it done through the Society for Innovation and Development. The programme got started from December 2000 at a total project cost of Rs. 465.00 lakhs. The programme is intended only for Indian citizens. The purpose of the fellowship programme is to train scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at such institutions in India which are engaged in major biotechnological research activities.
Study subjects: Biotechnology, Life Sciences
Course Level: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: DBT
Eligibility: The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D./ M.D./ M.S., thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be router through their employers.
Selection Criteria: The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in November 2012 and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/ bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/ she must join the host Institution/ University within a month's time.
Scholarship Open for: Only Indian Students can apply
Number of Awards: Up to 75 Fellowships would be awarded every year.
Duration: The fellowship is awarded for a period of two years Value: Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs. 22,000 - 24,000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 per year, payable to the host institution. Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph.D/ M.D./ M.S degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 18,000/- per month till the award of the degree.
How To Apply: By Post
Deadline: October 31, 2012
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ABOUT DBT: Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology established the Department of Biotechnology in the year 1986 to give a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. In the last sixteen years of its existence the Department has promoted and accelerated the pace of development of biotechnology in the country.