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Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018 - Application and Dates

TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP 2018

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 health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

 

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Objective

  • The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization
  • Number of Fellowship: Five per year
  • Duration of Fellowship: Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal

 

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Nature of Support

  • The amount of the fellowship is Rs.25000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute
  • 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 project under the fellowship

 

Eligibility for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018

  • The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on 21st November 2018. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his organization
  • The applicant should possess a PhD 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 contribution and publication in the specific area
  • 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 any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships
  • The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship
  • Evidence of outstanding track record and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology

 

How to Apply for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018

  • Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website www.dbtindia.nic.in and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. A. K. Rawat, Scientist ‘F’, Dept. of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, latest by 31st March 2018
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Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Filled-in-Application Form is 31st March 2018

 

Government of India

Tata Innovation, Govt. of India, Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, Website www.dbtindia.nic.in