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Application Deadline- December 31, 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 to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.


The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.


i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as onDecember 31, 2018. The fellowship is co-terminus with thesuperannuation of fellow in his/herorganization.

ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, VeterinaryScience or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas. The applicant must have outstandingcontribution and publication in the specific area.

iii) 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.

iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for thefellowship.

v) 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 lifesciences and biotechnology.


i) The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/-per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If an awardeeis receiving salary from international organization, he/she will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only.

ii) In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 6.00 lakh per annumfor 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.

iii) The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grant(s) through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.HOST INSTITUTION:i)The candidate will continue to work at the place of his/her employment.ii) The Institution where the candidate is working would provide the necessaryinfrastructure and administrative support for pursuing the research under thisfellowship.

NUMBER: Five per year.

DURATION: Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal.


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. Kakali Dey Dasgupta, Scientist “E”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.814, 8thFloor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003, not later than December 31, 2018.The soft copy of application (single pdf document) also should be sent at tatadbt4@gmail.com

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP: 2018/19

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