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Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 For Life Sciences & Biotech

Check the details on Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018. Official notification for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 is given below. DBT India has announced notification for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018. PhD Life sciences candidates and MSc Biotechnology candidates eligible to apply for Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018 as per the details given below:

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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.


The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on
innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.


  • The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on 21st November, 2017. The fellowship is co-terminus with the
    superannuation of fellow in his organization.
  • The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary
    Science or a Master’s 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
  • 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.
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Nature of Support:

  • The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary
    from the host institute. If an awardee is receiving salary from international organization,
    he will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only.
  • In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency 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.
  • The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grant(s)
    through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the
    Government of India.

Host Institution:

  • The candidate will continue to work at the place of his/her employment.
  • The Institution where the candidate is working would provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing the research under this

Number : Five per year.

Duration : Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal.

How to Apply:

Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website (www.dbtindia.nic.in) and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. A. K. Rawat, Director, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003, latest by 31st March, 2018.

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Last Date : by 31st March, 2018.

Proforma 2017-18

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