Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2020-21
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Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2020-21 – Applications Invited

Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2020-21 | Grant of Rs.10 Lakhs + Rs.1 Lakh pm Remuneration. Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2020-21 – Applications Invited. Indian Nationals who are abroad are encouraged to check out this golden opportunity and all of its details below:

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Applications are solicited from Indian Nationals working in overseas research institutions for
the “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship”, a re-entry scheme of the Department of
Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The
fellowship is now being managed by Regional Center for Biotechnology under its HRD Project and Management Unit (HRD-PMU).

Aim of this Fellowship:

The scheme has been conceptualized with the aim of attracting highly skilled researchers
(Indian Nationals) working overseas in various cutting edge disciplines of Life
Sciences/Biotechnology/Bio-engineering/Health Care, Agriculture/ Veterinary Sciences and
all other allied areas by providing them with an attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions.

Who’s eligible to apply?

The applicant should possess a Ph.D./M.D. or equivalent degree with an outstanding track
record as reflected in publications and other recognitions and with at least three years of postdoctoral research experience of which last two years should be from an overseas laboratory. Those who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of this advertisement are also eligible.

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Researchers up to 45 years of age as determined on the closing date of application are eligible to apply

Incentives of being a Ramalingaswami Fellow:

  • This is a senior fellowship programme and awardees are to be considered equivalent to Assistant Professor/Scientist-D level position. Fellows selected are entitled to take up
    teaching/research assignments and supervising Doctoral/MS students.
  • The scheme provides a consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs. 1,00,000/- p.m. In
    addition, a House Rent Allowance of Rs. 18,500/- p.m. (consolidated) is given to
    fellows. In case host institute provides accommodation to the fellow, no House Rent
    Allowance is admissible. The fellowship is taxable as per Govt. of India rules.
  • Fellows will receive a research/contingency grant of Rs.10.00 lakhs for the 1st & 2nd
    year; Rs.7.50 lakhs for the 3rd & 4th year; Rs. 5.00 lakhs for 5th year for the purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred for the implementation of research proposal which is a part of the fellowship and Institutional overhead @Rs. 50,000/ year.
  • DBT encourages host institutions to provide medical benefits, transport allowance,
    leave travel allowance and other benefits as per their prevailing norms as applicable to
    their employees of the rank equivalent to Assistant Professor/Scientist D out of their
    own resources/ funds.
  • Fellows retain an option for drawing either the fellowship or salary if they are appointed
    at a suitable permanent scientific position. Fellows opting for salary can continue to
    avail the research /contingency grant with prior approval of DBT.
  • Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows could take up a fellowship at any of the scientific
    institutes/ universities/ relevant Industries in the country. However, the application should be duly forwarded by the competent authority of the host Institute. Fellows can change their host institute only once during the tenure of the fellowship with the prior No Objection Certificate from the host institute who has forwarded the application
    [Director/Registrar/Vice-Chancellor/Dean/ CEO/ HR Head (in case of industry) or as
    the case may be] and also with prior approval from DBT. The subsequent change will be
    allowed if the fellow gets a permanent job in another Institute or on the case to case
    basis if needed.
  • Candidate can submit his/her nomination through single host institute only. However,
    institutions can nominate more than one candidate.
  • Awardees are eligible to apply for research grants to any of the funding agencies
    towards the accomplishment of the research proposal. However, the Co-PI has to be a
    permanent employee of the host institution.
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Tenure of fellowship:

The fellow can draw fellowship for a term of five years. Fellowship is further extendable for
another two years on a fresh appraisal. Only fellowship & HRA will be admissible during
the extension period. No research/contingency grant will be provided during the extension period. Those who are able to secure permanent positions will not be considered for the 2nd term.

How to Apply:

Applications may be sent, as per proforma downloadable from RCB/DBT website
(www.rcb.res.in, www.dbtindia.gov.in) duly forwarded by the competent authority, to The Executive Director, Regional Center of Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone, Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway, Faridabad – 121001, Haryana (NCR Delhi), India, both as one hard copy as well as Soft copy (as a single PDF file only). The applications not forwarded by the host institution will NOT be considered. Soft copy to be mandatorily mailed at Email :- [email protected] latest by 31st October 2020.

In view of the current COVID-19 induced global pandemic situation, the last
date to accept the application of the Ramalingaswami Re-entry fellowship has
been extended up to 15th November 2020. Other conditions of the Fellowship
will remain the same as published on DBT and RCB websites on
1st September 2020.


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