Applications invited by Govt. Of India: Tata Innovation Fellowship 2016

Published On 12/10/2016

Government of India has invited applications for “Tata Innovation Fellowship 2016”, a highly competitive scheme institute by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

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The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.

Eligibility criteria:

i)  The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on 21st November, 2016. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his 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.

How to Apply:

Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT Website and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. A.K. Rawat, Director, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 latest by November 21st 2016.

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Duration: Three years, extendable further by 2 years on a fresh appraisal.

Nature of Support: The amount of the fellowship is Rs.25000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute.

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.

Important dates:

Last date for Submission of Filled-in-Application Form is November 21st 2016.



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