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Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) Indian Scientist Award

Applications are invited for the

“Young Researcher Award – 2010”

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This Scheme is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research.  Applicants should have publications in well recognized peer reviewed journals of repute and contributed to knowledge generation that has created significant impact in the field of translational possibilities. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as Award(s) of major academies / societies.

Application along with separate summary sheets (9 copies), duly forwarded by the host institute as per pro forma (attached), may be sent to  :

The Secretary

Lady Tata Memorial Trust

Bombay House

24 Homi Mody Street, Fort

Mumbai 400 001.


The aim is to reward Young Researchers (< 40 years) who have displayed a potential for high quality research.


All areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology related to human diseases will be covered by this Award.


i)    The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years.

ii)    The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years’ professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree.

iii)   The candidate must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute and should be engaged in research and development.  Applicants currently working abroad may apply provided that they have confirmed placement in an Institute in India.  The awardee will be eligible for regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S & T agencies of the Government of India.


  • The amount of the Award will be Rs.10,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute.

  • In addition, the Young Researcher will receive a contingency grant of Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project under the Award.


The Institution where the candidate is working will provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing research under this Award.  Applicants currently working abroad may apply provided they have confirmed placement in an Institute in India.


The duration of the Award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on a review by the Experts’ Committee.


A Money Order of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust,  and the original postal receipt of the same should be attached at the top of the original set of the application form.

Please note that :-

The candidate must submit the application strictly in conformity with the pattern given in the Pro-Forma.  THE APPLICATION SHOULD BE FRESHLY COMPUTER-GENERATED OR TYPE-WRITTEN. HAND-WRITTEN APPLICATIONS  WILL BE  REJECTED.

The candidate must forward the application through the Director of a recognised Research Institute or Laboratory where he proposes to work. The application must be accompanied by :

NINE SETS (original application + eight copies) of the application must be submitted.  Please note that the application sets should only be corner-stapled and SHOULD NOT BE BOUND IN ANY OTHER  MANNER. The application should be addressed to The Secretary, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay House,  24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, so as to reach him not later than 1st February 2010.

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