Scholarship Examination in India

Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology – DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship Program. Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology in Co-ordination with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, provides DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship for Indian nationals for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology.

DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship

  • CATEGORY : Post Doctoral Fellowship
  • RESEARCH AREAS : Biotechnology and Applied Biology
  • PROVIDED TO : Indian nationals

The DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship program was established in December 2000 at a total project cost of Rs. 465.00 lakhs. The main objective behind the fellowship program is to train scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at such institutions in India which are engaged in major biotechnological research activities.

Selection Procedure

The fellows will be selected on the basis of their C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in May .The candidates who are called for the interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. The candidate if accepts the fellowship must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

The selection of Fellows will be made twice a year.

DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship Provisions

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

The Fellowship is for 2 years and extended to 5 more years based on the progress of research, and overall importance of the project of the Fellows and will be paid a stipend of Rs 22,000/- or 24,000/- per month and research contingency 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 fellows would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines.

The Fellowship is tenable in research Institution / Universities including non-profit R&D Institution within India and cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their Ph.D./M.D. degree. Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the fellowship at their host institutions. However, there will be no restriction on them to receive the salary and other benefits while availing the fellowship in institutions other than their parent institutions.

The evaluation and recommendation for the extension of the fellowship will be made by the host institution as per their internal guidelines. The award of fellowships will normally start from 1st April or 1st October in a Calendar year.

DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship Eligibility Criteria :

Applicants should possess 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.

Applicants who have already submitted the Ph.D./M.D./M.S., thesis are also eligible.

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

Age Limit: The applicants should be below the age of 40 years and 45 years in case of women candidates.

How to apply for DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship

Interested applicants should submit their application on plain paper along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D./M.D.), one page synopsis of Ph.D./M.D. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is required 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 fellowship. They are also advised to enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India.

Note :The persons previously applied need not apply.

DBT Post Doctoral Scholarship Contact

Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program
Department of Biochemistry Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560012

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