Designation/Position- Tata Innovation Fellowship: 2021-22
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India invites application for Tata Innovation Fellowship: 2021-22 from eligible and interested candidates
About- Applications are invited for “Tata Innovation Fellowship”, a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with an outstanding track record in biological sciences to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
Research/Job Area- Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Medical Sciences, Engineering, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas.
Location- New Delhi, India
i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as of November 25, 2020. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his/her organization.
ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas. The applicant must have outstanding contributions and publications in a specific area.
iii) The candidate must have a regular permanent position in a University/Institute/ Organization and should be engaged in research and development. If he/she is availing of any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships.
iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.
v) Evidence of outstanding track record and a deep commitment to finding innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture, and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.
NATURE OF SUPPORT
i) The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If an awardee is receiving a salary from an international organization, he/she will be entitled to a research grant i.e. contingency only.
ii) In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower, and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of ongoing research projects under the fellowship.
iii) The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grants (s) through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
i) The candidate will continue to work at the place of his/her employment.
ii) The Institution where the candidate is working would provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing the research under this fellowship.
NUMBER: Five per year.
DURATION: Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal.
How to Apply-
For application format and submission details, please visit the DBT website (http://www.dbtindia.gov.in) Application (one hard copy) duly forwarded by the competent authority of host Institute should be sent to Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist-C, Room No 814, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003, not later than November 30, 2021. Soft copy of application in the prescribed proforma should be mandatorily submitted online through DBT ePromis portal (url: http://www.dbtepromis.gov.in or http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in) on or before 30th November, 2021.
Last Date for Apply– 15 December 2021 (Date Extended)