Khorana Fellowship for research in Biotechnology: Apply by Feb 25

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The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India has invited applications for the ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Fellowship’ (IYBF) for young researchers in the field who have the potential to contribute path-breaking ideas.

IYBF was instituted in honour of the legendary biochemist Har Gobind Khorana. The last date to apply is February 25 and researchers holding permanent posts are eligible for the fellowship.

Fellowship amount
Selected candidates will receive Rs 1.30 lakh a year and a research grant to meet expenses on equipment, materials and travel related to their project. The aid amount will be paid for three years. For researchers excelling in their work, the aid could be extended for another two years.

Applicants for the fellowship should engage in research in Biotechnology or related fields. They have to possess a PhD, MD, MS, MDS or MTech in Life Science/Computational Science (having practical application in Biotechnology, Biology or Medicine)/Pharmaceutical Science/Agriculture.

Applicants also should have an excellent academic record and published articles in reputed journals.

Another condition says that their experience in Indian institutions should not exceed three years.

Meanwhile, the age-limit for the applicants is 35 years as on February 25, 2023. However, women, Scheduled Caste and Tribe, Backward Caste and differently-abled candidates up to an age of 40 years can apply.

In the event of a selected candidate changing the institution during the term of the fellowship, research could be continued at the new institution after obtaining permission.

Contact details
Know more about the fellowship and application guidelines from the website

E-mail ID for obtaining details is

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