Opportunity for Scientists of Indian Origin

Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India


Opportunity for Scientists of Indian Origin.

Applications are invited for “Ramalingaswami Fellowship”, a re-entry
scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science &
Technology, Govt. of India.


1. The scheme is aimed at bringing back researchers of Indian origin working

overseas in various fields of biotechnology, including agriculture, health
sciences, bio-engineering, energy, environment, bioinformatics and other related areas, and who are desirous of pursing R&D in an Indian institution.


2. The applicant should process a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree with an
outstanding track record as reflected in publications and other recognitions.

3. Only candidates of Indian origin working overseas are eligible to apply. Those who have already returned to India and are working in India are not eligible.

About the fellowship

4. Selected awardees will receive a fellowship amount of Rs.75,000/ pm
(consolidated) and a contingency grant of Rs. 5,00,000 / year for purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project. However, the host institute/university where applicant proposes to work can consider giving additional benefits (e.g. HRA/housing, medical allowance, leave travel allowance and other benefits) as applicable to regular faculty.

5. In case an awardee finds a suitable permanent position during the tenure of the fellowship at any research institute/ university, he or she can take up the job. In that case, he/she will have to opt for either the fellowship or salary. However, she/he can continue to avail the contingency grant with prior approval of DBT.

6. Ramalingaswami Fellows could take up fellowship at any of the scientific
institutes/ university in the country. However application should be duly forwarded by the competent authority ofthe host Institute.

7. Awardees are eligible to apply for research grants to any of the funding
agencies. However, the Co-PI has to be a permanent employee of the host


8. The duration of the fellowship will be for a period of five years. This is
extendable by another 5 years on a fresh appraisal.


9. Applications may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website
(www.dbtindia.nic.in / www.dbtindia.gov.in) and duly forwarded by the competent
authority to Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, Joint Director, Department of

Biotechnology, Block-2, 1″ Floor, eGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi
-11 0003, email :- meenakshi29.dbt@nic.in latest by14 August, 2010. Other details regarding the proforma may be seen at www.dbtindia.nic.in / www.dbtindia.gov.in

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