DBT Invites Applications for Har-Gobind Khorana-Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2019 | RS 1 Lakh Per Year

IYBA is an attractive Research Award to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists up to 35 years of age with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology/ Biotechnology-related fields. Scientists without regular employment are also eligible for this award. The award consists of Research grant for the proposed innovative project and a fellowship of Rs 75,000 per month for 3 years for those awardees who are not in regular employment. Association of a mentor (senior faculty/scientist in a university, research institute, medical/agriculture/veterinary college or any other research institute of repute) is mandatory for those applicants who are not in regular positions. The mentor should agree to provide laboratory space and other needed facilities for implementing the proposed research work. 

How to Apply:

Applicants having regular (permanent) employment will receive a cash award of Rs 100,000 (Rupees One Lakh only) per year for a period of 3 years in addition to Research grant. The application must be forwarded by the head of the institute or duly designated competent authority. Applications in the prescribed proforma should be submitted through online DBT portal (ePromis) (http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in or http://www.dbtepromis.gov.in) on or before 15 July 2019. Three hard copies of the application along with requisite documents should be sent to Dr Kakali Dey Dasgupta, Scientist ‘E’, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Room No. 814, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003. 

For details of the award, application proforma and steps for online submission of application please log on to DBT website (www.dbtindia.gov.in). 

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