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Submit applications for Govt of India TATA Innovation Fellowship 2016-2017

Are you looking for government fellowships for biological sciences research in India? This article provides complete information of the five TATA Innovation Fellowships 2016-2017 offered by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. You will get details of where to get the application form, the amount of the fellowship, eligibility criteria, the application process, etc.

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India invites applications from eligible candidates to apply for the TATA Innovation Fellowship 2016-2017. The aim of the Fellowship is to reward scientists who have an outstanding record in biological sciences & have committed to finding innovative solutions to major problems in agriculture, health care & fields related to science and technology. The Fellowship will thus reward interdisciplinary work with emphasis on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.

You can also check out this useful resource related to the field of biotechnology: Department of Biotech Govt of India applications for Biotech-KISAN scheme 2016

Fellowship features

  1. Number of fellowships: There are five fellowships offered per year.

  2. Duration: The duration of the fellowship is 3 years, which may be extended for a further 2 years on a fresh appraisal.

  3. Amount: The amount of the Fellowship is Rs.25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If you are receiving salary from an international organization, you will be entitled for research grant, that is, contingency only.

  4. Contingency grant: You will receive also a contingency grant of Rs.6 lakh per annum to meet the expenses incurred on consummables, equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other expenditure which is incurred with the implementation of ongoing research project under the fellowship.

  5. Other grants: You would be eligible for other regular research grant(s) through extramural and other research schemes of various science and technology agencies of the Government of India.

  6. Host institution: You will continue to work at the place of your employment. The host institute where you are working will provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing research under this fellowship.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Nationality: You should be an Indian national residing in India, having spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.

  2. Age: You should be below the age of 55 years as on 21st November 2016. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of the Fellow in his/her organization.

  3. Academic qualification: You should have a Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science
    You should have a Master's Degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology/related areas.

  4. Publications: You should have an outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area.

  5. Experience: You should have a regular permanent position in a University/Institution/Organization and should be engaged in research and development.

Note: If you are availing of any other Fellowship, you should opt for either that one or this one.

How to apply

  1. You must fill up the application (6 copies) on the prescribed proforma application form for the TATA Innovation Fellowship 2016-2017 which can be downloaded from the official website.

  2. The completed application must be duly forwarded by the competent authority to:
    Dr. A.K. Rawat, Scientist 'F'
    Department of Biotechnology,
    Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
    New Delhi-1100003

Last date for receipt of application: 21st November, 2016.

Official Website: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

[Note to the reader: Details in this article have been sourced from an advt. in the Hindustan Times (Mumbai edition), dt. 8th October 2016, page 2]

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