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Award of DBT Research Associateship 2018

DBT-Research Associateship 2018 in Biotechnology and Applied Biology

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India, invites applications from Indian Nationals for the award of DBT-Research Associateship for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology


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Important Date

Last date for receiving the complete application at IISC: 25th March 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record.

  • Those who have already submitted the Ph.D./M.D./M.S., thesis are also eligible to apply.

  • The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates.

  • Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.


  • The fellowship is awarded for a period of two years. However, in exceptional cases, based on the progress of research, and overall importance of the project of the Fellows, the fellowship may be extended upto 5 years.

  • The award of fellowships will normally start from 1st April or 1st October in a Calendar year. Accordingly, the selection of Fellows will be made twice a year

Number of Fellowships

Up to 75 Fellowships would be awarded every year. Depending on the success and utility of the program, the number of fellowships to be awarded per year would be revised.

Details of the Award

  • Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs 22,000 - 24,000/- per month and a research contingency grant of Rs 50,000/- per year, payable to the host Institution

  • Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph.D, M.D/M.S. degree, if selected, will be paid Rs 18,000/- per month till the award of the degree

  • The associate would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to Research Associateship

Selection Process:

  • Based on C.V. and performance in the interview

  • The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Application Process:

  • Candidates may submit their application on plain paper alongwith bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), required copies of certificates (B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D/M.D./M.S.), one page synopsis of Ph.D/M.D./M.S. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic)

  • The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent for availing the Associateship

  • They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the Associateship, he/she will complete the tenure of the Associateship

  • On the envelope mark DBT-Research Associateship

  • Applications should be addressed to Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-560012

For details please visit the website: https://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html

Indian Institute of Science Campus

Department of Biochemistry, IISC, Banglore, 560012, Website: https://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html

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