Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology announces Tata Innovation Fellowship Program 2021-22

Tata Innovation Fellowship 2021 – 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/ Biotechnology to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture, environment and other allied areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.


Fellowship Details

  • Number of Fellowship: 5 per year
  • Duration of Fellowship: 3 years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal


Nature of Support

  • Fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- 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


Tata Innovation Fellowship 2021 Important Date

  • Last Date for Submission of Filled-in-Application Form: 30th November 2021


Eligibility Criteria for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2021 

  • The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on the closing date of the application. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his/her organization
  • 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
  • Candidates 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


Tata Innovation Fellowship 2021  Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply through the official website
  • For application format and submission details, please visit DBT website ( Application (2 hard copies) duly forwarded by the competent authority of host Institute should be sent to Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist “C”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.814, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003
  • For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website