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Tata Innovation Fellowship 2023-24 – Applications Invited



Applications are invited for the “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 an outstanding track record in Biological sciences/Biotechnology to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture, environment, and other allied areas related to life sciences and Biotechnology.


i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on the closing date of the application. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of the fellow in his/her organization.

ii) The applicant should possess a PhD 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 an outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area.

iii) 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.

iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.

v) Evidence of an outstanding track record and a deep commitment to finding innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture, and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.


i) The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to the regular salary from the host institute. If an awardee is receiving a salary from an international organization, he/she will be entitled to a research grant i.e. contingency only.

ii) In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant annually for meeting the expenses on consumables, equipment and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of the ongoing research project under the fellowship.


Please visit the DBT ePromis portal (url: http://dbtepromis.nic.in) for the online submission of the application. For any queries, please contact Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla, Scientist-‘F’, Room No 613, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, 6th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003, Email: [email protected]. All candidates are required to keep the original copy of documents submitted online in hand; in case of selection at the later stage, the same will be required to be submitted to the Department of Biotechnology, GOI, New Delhi.

Important Dates:

  • Start Date of Online Application: 21st December 2023
  • End Date of Online Application: 5th February 2024 (IST 11:59 PM)

Download the application format here

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  1. Age discremination is not accepted because it is unfair. Merits should be the only criteria.

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