National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2020

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EligibilityScientists below 45 years of age
AwardUp to INR 15 lakh for 3 years

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About the Program

National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2020 is an award for young Indian scientists below 45 years of age who are engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology in the country.  The selected fellows will receive a one-time cash award of INR 2 lakh and a project research grant of INR 15 lakh for 3 years (INR 5 lakh per year).  

Grant Details
  • National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be below 45 years as on application closing date
    • Be an Indian citizen, who is engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology in the country
    • Have made a significant and outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology during the last 5 years
    • Have submitted a research project for the advancement of his/her work in India for a period of the next 3 years
    • Up to 10 awards will be given every year to the suitable candidates. 
    • Each award carries a one-time cash prize of INR 2 lakh along with a project research grant of INR 15 lakh (INR 5 lakh per year for a period of three years) for career development and a citation.
    How can you apply?

    Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below to download the application form.
    Step 2: Fill in all the details.
    Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
    Step 4: Send the application form along with all relevant documents to -

    Dr Kakali Dey Dasgupta,
    Scientist-E, Department of Biotechnology,
    Ministry of Science & Technology,
    Room No.814, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGOComplex,
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th August 2020

Selection Criteria

The selection of awardees for the award will be made on the basis of recommendations of the Selection Committee. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • Only selected awardees would be informed. The awards will be presented to the selected scientists at a formal function, organized by the DBT.
  • TA/DA to the awardees for attending the award ceremony will be paid by the Department of Biotechnology as per Government of India rules

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