Associateship For Young Scientists

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The Department of Biotechnology has introduced a programme on specialized training in different areas of Biotechnology. Areas are quoted below:

  • Medical Genetics
  • Stem cell research
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Transgenic animal models
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Bio Engineering (Tissue Engineering, Biosensors, Bio materials, medical devices and implants)
  • Seri Biotechnology

Duration of the award would be entitled to monthly associateship of US$. 2, 400 or its similar in the country of study and preparatory allowance of Rs. 12, 000 i.e.. One time grant and also the cost of air package in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back. The candidates who are selected may get a salary and continuance of other service benefits by the institutions to which they belong.


Young Indian nationals, below the age of 40 years with PhD/MD degree in the areas like Life Sciences/Biotecnology or medicine with an outstanding record of research contribution in his/her field of research. Candidates should hold regular/permanent positions in government recognized research and academic institutions or Universities and should be indulged in research in the above mentioned areas.