DBT seeks interest for young innovative biotechnologist award 2017

The attractive, career oriented scheme from Department of Biotechnology is to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology

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New Delhi: Instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in the year 2005, the ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA) is an attractive, career oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology.
As per the latest circular from the DBT seeking interest from the concerned researchers, young scientists up to the age of 35 years would be considered for this award. It also mentions that the scientists without regular employment are also eligible for this award.
The award consists of financial support for a proposed project besides a fellowship of rupees seventy-five thousand per month for those awardees who are not in regular employment. Such awardees not in regular employment must be attached to a senior faculty scientist (mentor) in a University, Research Institute, Medical/Agriculture/ Veterinary College or any other research institute of repute.
The mentor should agree to provide laboratory space and other needed facilities. The application must be forwarded by the head of the institute or duly designated competent authority. It is expected that the awardees will work independently and that the mentor will facilitate the awardee’s research efforts. Awardees having regular employment will receive a cash award of rupees one lakh every year during the period of the project.
The details of the award can be accessed by clicking on Young Biotech Award.
Applications (2 copies) neatly printed on plain paper in the prescribed format along with enclosures and certified copies could be sent to Dr Garima Gupta, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, so as to reach latest by 30th July 2017. A soft copy of the application must also be sent to [email protected]
The circular also states that in case there be a delay in obtaining mandatory certificates from mentors and head of institutes, an advance copy of the application can also be sent by email stating that two certificates will be submitted within 14 days of the last date.
For more details and application format, please visit DBT website.