IIS - Award of DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship

Indian Institute of Science-Award of DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ? 560 012

Award of DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology. The fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions/ Universities including non-profit R&D Institutions within India. The fellowships are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.


The applicants should hold a Ph. D Degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. Degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. The fellowship can be availed within 3 years of the award of Ph. D/ M.D./ M.S. degree; however, may be relaxable in case of women (by 2 years) and in-service candidates. Those who have already submitted the Ph. D/ M.D. /M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years and 45 years in case of women candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.

Details of the Award:

The Post doctoral fellowship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending upon the progress of the research, the fellowship may be extended up to 5 years. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs.11, 000 ? 12, 000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs.50, 000 per year, payable to the host Institution. Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph. D/ M.D./ M.S. degree if elected, will be paid Rs.10, 000 per month till the award of the degree. The fellows would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to research fellowship/ associateships. The fellowships normally are not availed at the same Institution where candidates have earned their Ph. D/ M.D. / M.S. degree. Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the fellowship at their host institutions. However, there will be no restriction for them to receive the salary and other benefits while availing the fellowship in Institutions other than their parent Institutions.

ode of Selection:

The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in November 2007, and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/ bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/ University within a month?s time.

Mode of Application:

Candidates may submit their application on plain paper along with biodata, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B. Sc, M. Sc, Ph. D/M.D. / M.S.). One page synopsis of Ph. D/ M.D. / M.S. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent for availing the fellowship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.

Applications should be addressed to:

Prof. K. Muniyappa, Coordinator DBT-PDF Program, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

The last date for the same is October 5, 2007 and the envelope should be clearly marked as ?DBT-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?.

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Indian Institute of Science-Award of DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences