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Organization : Department of Biotechnology
Fellowship Name : Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018-19
Applicable For : Biotechnology Scientists
Applicable State/UTs : All Over India
Application Deadline : 31.12.2018
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DBT India Tata Innovation Fellowship

Department of Biotechnology invites applications for Tata Innovation Fellowship for the year 2018-19.

Update : DBT India Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2018-19 :


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 on December 31 , 2018.

ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas.

iii) The candidate must have a regular permanent position in a University/Institute/ Organization and should be engaged in research and development
iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.

How to Apply?

Step 1 : Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website and duly forwarded by the competent authority to the following address on or before the last date.

Download Application Form :

Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta,
Scientist “E”, Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science & Technology,
Room No.814, 8th Floor,
Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi -110 003,

Step 2 : The soft copy of application (single pdf document) also should be sent at tatadbt4 [AT]

Documents Required

** Research Proposal (4-6 pages) to be included with the application performa
** Passport Size Photograph
** Filled Application Performa (Application Form)

Nature Of Support

i) The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If an awardee is 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 annum for 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.

Terms & Conditions

** The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his/her organization
** Duration of scholarship is three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal
** The candidate will continue to work at the place of his/her employment

** The Institution where the candidate is working would provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing the research under this fellowship.
** The application performa needs to be certified by host institution of the applicant.

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