DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2015 in Biotechnology and Life Sciences


All eligible applicants are informed that their filled applications  are invited from the Indian National for the award of DBT – Research Associateship for pursuing the research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology. 

The award of DBT postdoctoral fellowship is provided to those applicants who wish to pursue the research career in the stream of biotechnology and life sciences. 
This DBT Award is sponsored by the concerned Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India. Applicants will be shifted in Research Universities and non-profit R&D institutions in India and it will be provided with necessary maximum facilities for their research work in their relevant stream. This fellowship is awarded in every year and the number of fellowships awarded will be revised each year.

About Fellowship:


The concerned Department of Biotechnology has recently published this program. The Secretary, DBT requested Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to co-ordinate and administer the implementation of the said programme. 
The concerned Institute has successfully get it done by the Society for Innovation and Development of the Institute. This programme has been started from the month of December 2000 from the total project cost of Rs. 4,65,000 lac. The programme is available for Indian citizens only. The main aim of the fellowship programme is to give training to all the scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at respective institutes in India which are highly involve in major biotechnological research activities.

Eligibility Criteria:

** All the eligible applicants are informed that they must hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any field of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and having an impressive academic record. 
** Those applicants who have submitted their  Ph.D./M.D./M.S.,degree are also eligible to apply for the same. 
** All those applicants who are preferably below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates are eligible to apply for this programme.
** Those individuals who are already employed are also eligible to apply for this.

Duration of Fellowship:

This fellowship is awarded for 2 years. In some of the 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 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 be 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:

There will be around 75 Fellowships will be awarded every year. It is depending on the success and utility of the programme, and the total number of fellowships will be awarded each year and it would be revised as per the rules.

Process of Selection:

** All candidates are informed that they will be selected on the basis on their C.V. and performance of the interview.
** The interview process will be conducted at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in the month of May 2015 and candidates will be called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town.
** If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

How to Apply:

All the candidates are requested to submit their application on a plain paper along with their 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). All the applicants are advised to propose their place of work, complete 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. 
The applicants should also enclose a declaration form which states that if they selected for the fellowship, then in that case they will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those applicants who already applied for this previously are not required to apply again for the same.
Closing Date for receipt of application form will be  25th March, 2015
Contact Details:
Prof. K. Muniyappa, 
Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program Department of Biochemistry Indian Institute of Science, 
Bangalore – 560012 
E-mail: kmbc@biochem.iisc.ernet.in 
For more detail visit website www.sid.iisc.ernet.in

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