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2010 Innovative Young BioTechnologist Award (IYBA), India

Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award for students who have done PhD/Masters in Medicine, Engineering/Technology or agriculture.

Study Subject:Biotechnology
Employer: Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Bio-technology
Level: PhD/Masters
Job Description: The ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA) was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in the year 2005, as an attractive, career-oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire to pursue research in frontier areas of biotechnology. For the year 2010 awards the department invites applications from the young investigators upto the age of 35 years. The award will consist of financial support for a project and Cash Award/fellowship for the awardees. Awardees having a regular employment will receive a cash award of ` 1.00/- Lakh every year during the course of the project in addition to grants-in-aid of ` 50.00/- Lakhs for a project. The awardees, those are not in the regular employment will receive a fellowship of ` 40,000/- per month and shall be attached to a Senior Scientist (Mentor) in a University, Research Institute, Medical/Agriculture/ Veterinary College or any other institute of repute. It is expected that the awardees will work independently and the Mentor will facilitate the awardees research efforts.

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Qualification: Ph.D. in any branch of life sciences including Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy, Agricultural Sciences, and engineering sciences. Master degree in Medicine, Engineering/Technology is also eligible to apply

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 December 2010

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