Associateship to Young Scientists in Biotechnology
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
(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.
- 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.
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