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2013 Biotechnology Career Advancement and Re-orientation Programme for Women Scientists in India

The Department of Biotechnology announces the Call for Proposals under the DBT Bio-CARe scheme for Women  Scientists in India. The programme is targetted towards career development of employed/unemployed women scientists.  The scheme is open to women applicants from all areas in Life Science or Biotechnology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine). The application deadline is 30th September, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scheme is open for all areas of Life Science / Biotechnology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research at Universities and research laboratories.
Scholarship Provider: Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: –M. Tech / M.D / Ph. D/Equivalent degree in any branch of Life Sciences
-Women Scientists who are employed or unemployed and aredesirous of coming back after a break.
-Women Scientists for whom it is the first grant. (Women Scientist who have already availed any grant as PI from any Government Funding Agency including WOS (A&B) Scheme of DST are not eligible to apply).
-Women Scientists upto 55 years of age
-The scheme is open to women applicants from all areas in Life Science or Biotechnology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine)

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Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of India can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: To enhance the participation of Women Scientists in Biotechnology Research, the Department of Biotechnology announces the Call for Proposals under the Bio-CARe scheme for women scientists. The programme is targetted towards Career Development of employed/unemployed women scientists. The scheme is open for all areas of Life Science / Biotechnology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine). Age limit for application has been kept as 55 to ensure maximum impact.The programme aims at providing support for Research project grants to women scientists (employed & unemployed) for whom it is the first extramural research grant (Women Scientists who have received any earlier grant from any Government Funding Agency as PI are not eligible). The purpose is to build capacities for women scientists so as to help them undertake independent R&D projects. It would also be a good opportunity for Women Scientists who have had a Career Break to get into the main stream of research.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):  Project proposal can be for a 3+2 years (two years extension is subjected to review).

What does it cover? For Unemployed Scientist there would be a provision for fellowshipamount as lumpsum in the following 3 slabs. The slabs would be decided based on post Ph.D experience:
-Grade – I Rs.35, 000/- (Ph.D+ nil experience)
-Grade – II Rs.40,000/-(Ph.D + more than 5 years research/industrial experience)
-Grade– III Rs.45,000/-(Ph.D+ more than 10 years research/industrial experience)
-The candidate will have to provide proof of year of experience.If a selected candidate is availing a Post-Doctoral or Contractual
fellowship she will have to resign from the same before accepting the project under Bio-CARe programme.
-For employed candidate an additional amount of Rs. 5,000/- per month would be provided as an incentive. This will be in addition to
the salary she is receiving from the parent institution.(iii) All research related expenses to be booked under Equipment, Consumables, Manpower, Contingency, Travel etc. as in other ongoing R&D Schemes.

Selection criteria: Since women for whom it is the first grant are eligible, the applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent (LoI) for preliminary screening. LoI’s will be screened by an Expert Committee and those which get shortlisted based on the following criteria will be intimated to submit full proposal.
-Scientific merit of the proposal
-Experience and the qualification of the PI
-Publications
-Infrastructure of the Host Institute

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th September, 2013.

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