Indian Institute of Science Doctoral Fellowship

Bangalore ? 560 012

Award of DBT-Post doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of ?DBT-Postdoctoral Fellowship? for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology. The fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions / Universities including non-profit R&D Institutions within India. The fellowships are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.


The applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D. / M.D/ M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case or women candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.

Details of the Award

The Postdoctoral fellowship is purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending upon the progress of the research, the fellowship may be extended upto 5 years. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs.11, 000 ? 12, 000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs.50, 000 per year, payable to the host Institution. Candidates who are yet to host Institution. Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph.D. / M.D. / M.S. degree, if selected will be paid Rs.10, 000 per month till the award of the degree. The fellows would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to research fellowship / associateships. The fellowship normally are not available at the same Institution where candidates have earned their Ph.D. / M.D. / M.S. degree. Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the fellowship at their host institutions. However, there will no restriction for them to receive the salary and other benefits while availing the fellowship in Institution their parent Institutions.

Mode of Selection

The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. The Interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in April / May 2007, and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC) / bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he / she must join the host Institution / University within a month?s time.

Mode of Application

Candidates may submit their application on plain paper alongwith bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. / M.D. M.S. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is advised to propose his / her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed reach which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his / her consent for availing the fellowship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/ she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.

Applications should be Addressed to:
Prof: K.Muniappa,
Coordinator DBT-PDF Program,
Department of Biochemistry,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore ? 560 012.

The Last Date for the same is March 26, 2007 and the envelope should be clearly marked as ?DBT-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?.

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