Tata Innovation Fellowship 2016

INTRODUCTION

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 and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

. The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on 21st November 2016. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in his organization . The applicant should possess a PhD degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or a Masters degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas. The applicant must have outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area . 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 . The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship . 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 life sciences and biotechnology

CAREER PROSPECTS

The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization Number of Fellowship: Five per year Duration: Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal

PAY PACKAGE

The amount of the fellowship is Rs 25000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. In addition, each Fellow will receive a contigency 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 Important Dates: The Dead Line for Application Form is 21st November 2016
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