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National Women Bioscientist Awards 2017-2018

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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Biotechnology
NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL WOMEN BIOSCIENTISTS AWARDS: 2017 & 2018

Objective:

To recognize outstanding contributions of women scientists in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology including agricultural, biomedical and environmental sciences with potential for application/product and technology development.

National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) (one)

The National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) is awarded to senior women scientist for life time contributions, who has done excellent research in the country and has applied the results for benefit of students and society. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 5.00 lakh along with citation and a gold medal.

National Women Bioscientist Award (Young Category) (Two)

The National Women Bioscientists Award (Young Category) is given for outstanding
contributions of women scientists below 45 years of age in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology including agricultural, biomedical and environmental sciences with potential for application/product and technology development. Contributions made during last 5 years would be the main consideration. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 1.00 lakh with citation and a gold medal and Research Grant of Rs 5.00 lakh per annum for a period of 5 years.

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Eligibility

i) Any Citizen of India who is engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of
biosciences and biotechnology in the country. The work for which nomination is made
must have been carried out in Indian institutes and acknowledged in the publications.

ii) For Senior Category Award: Citizens of India should have made life time significant
and outstanding contribution in research in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology and has
applied the results for the benefit of students and society and the work must have been
done entirely in India.

iii) For Young Category Award: Citizens of India should have made significant and
outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology during last 5 years and
the work must have been done entirely in India.

iv) The senior category award is for excellence in research (and not for governance/ promotion of Science) and not for age and thus there is no age limit. For the young category, the candidate should be below 45 years of age as on the 31st December of the year of Award.

Nominations :

Women scientists working in the area of biosciences/biotechnology can be nominated by
members of the SAC(O), DBT; Vice-Chancellors of Universities/ Deemed Universities;
Chairman, UGC; DGs of CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DRDO; Directors of National Research
Laboratories etc; Presidents of approved scientific societies and academies of All India
Nature; Secretaries of S&T Departments / Ministries such as DST, DBT, DSIR, MES, MOEF,
Atomic Energy, Department of Space, New and Renewable Energy, Commerce, Industry, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development and Advisor/ Member (Science) Niti Aayog. Nominations will have to be sent in the prescribed proforma (Annexure).

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Nomination from individuals sponsoring their own names will not be considered.

Selection : The selection of candidates for the award will be made on the basis of recommendations of Selection Committee. Only nominations complete in all respects as per proforma will be considered.

Presentation of the awards : The awardees will receive the awards at a formal function organized by DBT.

Payment of TA/DA : TA/DA to the awardees for attending the award ceremony will be paid by the Department of Biotechnology as per Govt. of India rules.

How to Apply :

The details of the Award, eligibility criteria, and proforma for nomination are given below. The nominations (2 copies) neatly typed in double space on plain paper in the prescribed proforma complete with enclosures should reach on or before 15th April, 2018 to Mr. J.K. Dora, Under Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Room No. 518, 5th Floor, Block-III, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 and a soft copy in MS-Word .doc file to be e-mailed to jagadish.dora@nic.in.

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