BIRAC Social Innovators SPARSH Fellowship 2020

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EligibilityBachelors, Masters or PhD degree holders
AwardINR 50,000 per month and other benefits

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About the Program

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) invites applications for BIRAC Social Innovators SPARSH Fellowship 2020 from Indian undergraduate, postgraduates and PhD degree holders below 35 years of age. This fellowship aims to promote social innovation through biotechnological interventions. Selected fellows will receive a fellowship of INR 50,000 for 18 months, a onetime mini-kick start grant of INR 5 lakhs and several other benefits.

Fellowship Details
  • BIRAC Social Innovators SPARSH Fellowship 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Be an Indian undergraduate (B.Tech, BE, MBBS) or postgraduate (MSc, MS, M.Tech, MPhil, MD) and PhD degree holder below 35 years of age from fields of Life Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine & Human Biology
    • Fully funded fellowship of INR 50,000 pm
    • INR 5 lakh mini kick start grant
    • Clinical/ Rural Immersion
    • Access to BIRAC network of Mentors and Investors
    • Mentoring by SPARSH Knowledge partner and 14 SPARSH Centres
    • Opportunities to seek funding on completion
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the link and register.
    Step 2: Make login and fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

Selection Criteria

All the applications submitted will be evaluated and then the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for final selection purpose.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The fellowship is for a duration of 18 months and cannot be extended further.
  • The SPARSH Fellowship requires the Innovators to work fulltime and cannot be combined with fellowships from other funding organizations.
  • SPARSH Centre can recruit 5 SPARSH fellows under a particular theme. The total number of Social Innovators at a time at a center should not increase 10.

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