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National Women Bioscientist Award 2020 – Janaki Ammal

National Women Bioscientist Award 2020 – Janaki Ammal. Cash Prizes of Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 1 Lakh available. Research Grants of Rs. 5 Lakh also available. Interested and eligible candidates can check out the awards available in 2 categories and apply for the same below:

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Janaki Ammal-National Women Bioscientist Award 2020

Nominations are invited for Janaki Ammal-National Women Bioscientist Award 2020 to recognize and reward women scientists (senior & young) who have made outstanding contributions in basic and applied research in areas of Biosciences and Biotechnology including basic, agricultural, biomedical, veterinary and environmental sciences with
potential for application/product and technology development and to provide research grant for their career development.

How to Apply:

Nominations in the prescribed proforma should be submitted through online DBT portal (ePromis) (url: http://www.dbtepromis.nic.in) on or before September 30th, 2020. 3 hard copies of application along with requisite documents should be sent to Dr Kakali Dey Dasgupta, Scientist “E”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.814, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003. For details of the award, nomination proforma and steps for online submission of nomination please log on to DBT website (www.dbtindia.gov.in)

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Last Date of Submission of Nomination: 30th September 2020

Objective:

To recognize the 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.

Nature of the Award:

National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) (one)

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

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.

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ii) For Senior Category Award: Citizens of India should have made lifetime 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 a 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 closing date of nomination submission i.e. 30.09.2020.

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 the 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.

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