TATA Innovation Fellowship

TATA Innovation Fellowship

Conducted By : Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI
April 15 2018   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   India
 About TATA Innovation Fellowship
  • 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, Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology
  • Nationality: The Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 is open only to Indian residents.
  • Age Limit: The applicant should be younger than 55 years in November 2017.
  • 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 2017-18 Rewards:

The details related to the fellowship and the benefits offered to the fellows selected for the Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 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.
 Application Process

Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 Application Process:

  • Application Form: The application process of Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 is offline and the application form can be downloaded from the website. 
  • Submission of the form: The application form is to be sent in 6 copies to the address.
 Selection Process

The details related to the selection process for the Tata Innovation Fellowship 2017-18 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 Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.
  • Host Institution:
    • The candidate will continue working at their place of the environment.
    • The institute where the candidate is working would provide required administrative and infrastructural support under this 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[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
  • Website: www.dbtindia.gov.in