M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2022-23

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EligibilityPh.D. degree holders
AwardINR 75,000 per month and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 02-06-2022   Posted By : Salma

M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2022-23 is an opportunity offered by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to Ph.D. degree holders. The scheme offers an independent research grant to young post-doctoral fellows to enable them to emerge as future leaders and take up cutting edge research focused on issues of national relevance. The selected fellows will receive INR 75,000 per month and a research/contingency grant of INR 20 lakh per year.

  • M K Bhan-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2022-23

    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
    • Possess a Ph.D. degree in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/allied areas
    • Not be holding a permanent position in any institute/university
    • Have an excellent track record as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, technologies developed, patents (if any)

    The selected fellows will receive INR 75,000 per month and research/contingency grant of INR 20 lakh per year.

    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 and read all details. 
    Step 2: Submit the online application in the prescribed format through the DBT portal (ePromis).
    Step 3: Also, send a hard copy of the application with all the supporting documents to the below-mentioned address - 

    Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist - C
    Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
    Room No. - 81, 8th Floor, Block - 2
    CGO Complex. Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th July 2022

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on applicant's qualification & experience.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The fellowship duration is 3 years.
  • The laboratory should be able to support the major needs of the project.
  • 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.
  • The fellow will submit an annual progress report through Host Institute.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by May, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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