M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2023-24

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EligibilityPh.D. degree holders in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology or allied areas
AwardA monthly renumeration of ₹75,000 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 28-11-2023   Posted By : Smriti Verma

M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2023-24 is an opportunity offered by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to PhD degree holders in any branch of Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/allied areas. The scheme offers an independent research grant to young post-doctoral fellows to enable them to emerge as future leaders and take up research focused on issues of national relevance. The selected fellows will receive a consolidated monthly remuneration of  ₹75,000 and a research/contingency grant of ₹20,00,000 per annum.

Source: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

  • M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:-

    • be an Indian National
    • be below 35 years of age as of the closing date of the submission of the application
    • hold a Ph.D. degree in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology or allied areas
    • have an excellent track record as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, technologies developed, patents (if any)
    • not hold a permanent position in any institute/university



    • Students who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply. However, a fellowship can be implemented only after the award of the degree.
    • Applicants cannot have more than one fellowship at a given point in time. 

    The selected fellows will receive the benefits in the following manner:

    Description  Amount in ₹
    Equipment and accessories Up to an amount of ₹10,00,000 (mostly in the first year)
    Fellowship  ₹75,000 per month for 3 years 
    One manpower (JRF/SRF/Project Associate/Project Assistant), Consumables, Contingencies, and Travel (Travel expenditure is to be restricted up to ₹50,000 per year.)  ₹10,00,000 per annum (first year), ₹20,00,000 per annum (subsequent years) 



    • MKB-YRFP fellows can apply for research grants from various government agencies, but they can only receive a salary from one source. This means that they can receive research funding from multiple sources, but they can only be paid a salary by one of those sources.
    • The Co-PI, or co-principal investigator, must be a regular faculty member at the institution where the research is being conducted. This is to ensure that the research is being conducted under the supervision of an experienced researcher.
    • Proof of date of birth
    • Master’s degree and Ph.D. certificate
    • One copy of each publication 
    • One copy of recognition/award details 
    • Consent form from mentor (as the case may be) and host institute
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship by following the steps mentioned below:
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Click on the 'Submit New form' button in the 'Submit New Application' section at the right-hand side of the dashboard.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents, and submit the online application in the prescribed format after accepting the declaration.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 30th November 2023

Selection Criteria

A national-level selection committee constituted by the Department of Biotechnology for the purpose will select the final candidates for MKB-YRFP

Terms and Conditions
  • The fellowship is a co-terminus with the project duration..
  • The fellows will submit an annual progress report through the Host Institute.
  • Each candidate can only be nominated by one institute, but institutes can nominate multiple candidates.
  • The duration of the fellowship will be for a maximum period of three years and in exceptional cases, the duration could be extended by another two years on a fresh appraisal. 
  • A letter from the mentor, giving consent to provide laboratory space where the applicant desires to work, should be enclosed with the application.
  • Fellows are not entitled to any kind of salary during the fellowship.
  • If during the fellowship, the fellow finds regular employment in DBT AIs or receives any other fellowship, the applicants should immediately inform the DBT

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