DBT-REMS India and Russian Ministry of Education and Science 2017-19

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EligibilityResearch scholar
AwardRs 2.6 crores (~US$380000) over 3 years

About the Program


Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology (MST), India and Russian Ministry of Education and Science (RMES), Russia invites Joint Research Proposals in the area of Biotechnology to encourage industrial R&D, in the field of Biotechnology and to promote transparency through exchange of information and cooperation among relevant institutions.


  • DBT-REMS India and Russian Ministry of Education and Science 2017-19
    • The Principal investigators from Indian academic or industrial Institutions/organizations who fulfills national eligibility rules for research grant application are eligible to apply.
    • Non-resident Indians are not eligible to apply.
    How can you apply?

    An Electronic and hard copies of the preliminary proposals needs to be submitted by the Indian investigators.

    • Electronic copy may be sent at rajneesh.gaur@nic.in.
    • However, the hard copies (10 copies) of the proposal may reach at Dr. Rajneesh K. Gaur, Scientist ‘D’, Department of Biotechnology, International Division-2, 814, Block-2, CGO complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Terms and Conditions

The minimum requirements for proposal submission in response to the present call for proposal are as follows:

  1. Only a Joint Proposal having at least one Indian and Russian investigator will be accepted
  2. Joint Proposals written in English language ONLY will be accepted
  3. Proposals of exceptional quality having a strong translational component will be preferred
  4. Proposal must mention the joint objectives for a proposal with distinction of the components to be performed on Indian and Russian side with time lines.
  5. Investigator must
    • hold a regular/permanent position in any Indian institution.
    • Any Indian national holding temporary position in any Indian institution may also apply with a certificate from the organization stating that ‘the institution will extend the laboratory facilities and provide the administrative flexibility without affecting/influencing the R&D activity proposed to be carried out. Furthermore, the temporary investigator has to sign an agreement (a copy needs to be submitted to DBT) with the institution that the investigator will not leave the project before its completion and in case it is absolutely necessary then the investigator can leave the institution only after the satisfactory submission of the financial documents necessary for foreclosing a project’.
    • Investigator from an Indian Industry (having >51% shares) has to sign a bond with DBT that the investigator can’t leave the project before completion
  6. List of Existing facilities and brief scientific output sketch (not more than 1 page) of the investigators must be included within the proposal
  7. The investigator must have at least 3 internationally peer reviewed articles in having impact factor not less than 2
  8. The age of the Indian investigator should not exceed 55 years at the time of grant of a project Proposals screening and evaluation criteria may include but, in general, will be separate from the minimum submission requirements.

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