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Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology – DBT Research Associate Scholarship

Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology in Co-ordination with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, provides DBT Research Associate Scholarship for Indian nationals for pursuing research in the areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences.  The aim of the 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.

DBT Research Associate Scholarship

  • CATEGORY : Research Fellowship
  • RESEARCH AREAS : Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • FELLOWSHIP PROVIDED BY : Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • PROVIDED TO : Indian Nationals

DBT Research Associate Scholarship Selection Procedure

The candidates 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 April/May .The candidates who are called for the interview will be paid TA/DA to attend the Interview. The candidate who accepts the associateship must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

DBT Research Associate Scholarship Provisions

The DBT Research Associate Scholarship is a temporary assignment and is awarded for 2 years .It may extended to 5 more years based on the progress of research and will be paid a stipend of Rs 36,000/- to 40,000/- 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. 28,000/- 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 DBT Research Associate Scholarship 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./MS degree or with the doctoral thesis supervisor or pursuing doctoral thesis work. Candidates who are already in regular employment can avail the Associateship during the period of their study leave, in a different Institute University.

DBT Research Associate Scholarship Eligibility Criteria :

Applicants should possess PhD 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. But they should give a proof of submission from the Registrar/controller of examinations.

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

The associateship can be availed within 3 years of the award of Ph.D./M.D./M.S degree. The woman and in-service candidates can avail the associateship by 2 years.

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

How to apply for DBT Research Associate Scholarship

Interested applicants should submit their DBT Research Associate Scholarship 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./M.S.), 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 associateship. They are also advised to enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the Associateship, he/she will complete the tenure of the associateship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India.

Note: The persons previously applied need not apply for DBT Research Associate Scholarship.

DBT Research Associate Scholarship Contact

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

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