TATA Innovation Fellowship

TATA Innovation Fellowship

Conducted By : Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
December 31 2019   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   India
 About TATA Innovation Fellowship

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Tata Innovation Fellowship Rewards

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Tata Innovation Fellowship Contact Details


  • Tata Innovation Fellowship is for an experienced professional who has completed their Ph.D. and is interested in carrying out research in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
  • Applications are invited for Tata Innovation Fellowship, a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to recognize and reward scientists with an outstanding track record in biological sciences.
  • The scheme aims to reward interdisciplinary work as well where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.
  • 5 awards are given every year.
 Details

Tata Innovation Fellowship

Tata Innovation Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: The Tata Innovation Fellowship is open only to Indian residents.
  • Age Limit: The applicant should be younger than 55 years at the time of applying for the fellowship.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree (Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science) or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology or related areas.
  • Experience: The candidate should have 5 years of working experience in India.
  • Research: Applicant should have a regular permanent position in a University/Institute/Organization and should be engaged in research and development.
 Reward Description

Tata Innovation Fellowship Rewards:

The details related to the fellowship and the benefits offered to the fellows selected for the Tata Innovation Fellowship are:

  • Monthly Stipend: The candidates selected for the fellowship will get a monthly fellowship of Rs. 25,000 along with a regular salary from the host institution.
    • In case the applicant is receiving a salary from an international organization, in that case, he will be entitled to a contingency grant only.
  • Contingency Grant: The applicant will get a contingency grant of Rs. 6 lakhs per annum to cover expenses related to expenses on consumables, equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other expenses.
  • The applicant would be eligible for other regular research grants through research schemes of various Science & Technology agencies of the Government of India.
  • A total of 5 fellowships are awarded every year tenable for 3 years. The fellowship is extensible for 2 more years on a fresh appraisal.
 Application Process

Tata Innovation Fellowship Application Process:

  • Application Form: The application form can be downloaded from the official website. 
  • Submission of the form: The application form is to be sent in 6 copies to the address:
    • 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-110 003
  • Soft copy of the application should be sent to: tatadbt4@gmail.com 
 Selection Process

Tata Innovation Fellowship Selection Process:

The details related to the selection process for the Tata Innovation Fellowship are:

  • Number of Fellowships: Five candidates will be selected every year for the Tata Innovation Fellowships.
  • Duration of Fellowships: The duration of fellowship will three years and which can be extended for 2 years.
  • The Tata Innovation Fellowship is given to the experienced professionals who have completed their Ph.D. and is interested in carrying out research in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.
 Contact Details

Tata Innovation Fellowship Contact Details:

Department of Biotechnology

  • Address: Smt. R. Lakshmi Devi, Under Secretary, 6th-8th Floor, Block 2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India
  • Fax: 24362884
  • E-Mail: webmanager.dbt@nic.in
  • Website: www.dbtindia.gov.in
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