Scholarships & Fellowships
(DBT) Associateship to Young Scientists in Biotechnology
Description: Applications are invited from young Indian Nationals for specialized training in cutting edge biotechnology (2005-06) in overseas research institutions/ laboratories. The training would be in niche areas of (i) Medical genetics (ii) stem cell research (iii) nanobiotechnology (iv) transgenic animal models (v) agriculture biotechnology. A total of five candidates in each niche area would be selected.
Basic Qualifications required: Applicant should possess a Ph.D/M.D. degree in the area related to biotechnology, life sciences or medicine with a excellent record of research contribution in his/her field of research. They should hold regular/ permanent positions in Government recognized research and academic institutions / universities and should be actively engaged in biotechnology R & D work. Applications from persons working on temporary positions such as research fellows or associates etc. will not be considered.
Details of the Award : (1) The award would be for up to a period of one year. No application would be considered for more than one year. Such proposals will be considered by the Department purely on the merit of the case and the decision of the Department will be final
(2) The associates would be entitled to (a) Monthly Associateship @ US $ 2400/-or its equivalent in the country of study; (b) Preparatory allowance of Rs. 12000/- (one time grant); (c) Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back.
(3) The Selected candidates may receive the payment of salary and continuance of other service benefits by the institutions to which they belong. However, no liability on any of this account will be borne by DBT.
(4) Selected candidates shall be required to execute a Service Bond to serve in India after their return to India for a period of 3 years. Criteria :
- Age limit : below 38 years of age
- Research paper, publication record ? main criteria of selection
- Priority of the area of proposed training
- Letter from head of institution stating the impact the training would have vis-a vis the institute and the other institutes in the country.
Contact: Candidates should submit their application through Proper Channel to the International Collaboration Division, Specialised Niche Training of Young scientists( Attention: DR. Shailaja Vaidya Gupta, Principal Scientific Officer), Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 6th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003., For more information visit
Source: DBT, Govt.of India