The ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA) was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in the year 2005, as an attractive, career-oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire to pursue research in frontier areas of biotechnology. For the year 2013 awards, the department invites applications from the young Indian investigators upto the age of 35 years. The award will consist of financial support for a project and Cash Award/fellowship for the awardees. Awardees having a regular employment will receive a cash award of ` 1.00/- Lakh every year during the course of the project in addition to grants-in-aid of ` 50.00/- Lakhs for a project. The awardees, those are not in the regular employment  will receive a fellowship of ` 40,000/- per month with grants-in-aid and shall be attached to a Senior Scientist (Mentor) in a University, Research Institute, Medical/Agriculture/ Veterinary College or any other institute of repute. It is expected that the awardees will work independently and the Mentor will facilitate the awardees research efforts. Applications (1 copy) neatly typed on plain paper in the prescribed format along with enclosures & certified copies to be sent to  Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, so as to reach latest by    6th December, 2013. Soft copy of the application also needs to be sent to:  For more details and application format, please visit DBT websites: OR



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 outstanding track record in biological sciences and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowship

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an independent charity registered in India. The India Alliance provides funding opportunities for biomedical researchers at three key career stages.

Fellowships are available for outstanding researchers across the full spectrum of biomedical science, from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through to clinical and public health research.

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Call for Research proposals on Biotech Product and Process Development

Department of Biotechnology aims to promote commercialization of biotech products and processes relevant for national self reliance by supporting appropriate basic and applied research in institutes and by facilitating strategic partnership with institutes and industries.

Appropriate formats, terms and conditions etc. may be obtained from the DBT websites: or htttp://

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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations for National Bioscience Awards for Career Development: 2009 to be given to scientists who are currently engaged in basic and applied research in biosciences & biotechnology including biological, agricultural, medical, and environmental sciences and have made outstanding contributions in research with potential for application/ product and technology development. Each Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-  and a trophy alongwith a citation and a project research grant of Rs.9,00,000/-. The nominee must be a citizen of India including Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and should be below the age of 45 years on December 31, 2009.

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