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Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowship 2016-17

Last date to apply

October 31, 2016

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About IACBG-Fellowship

  • Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowship is a joint effort by India & Australia in the field of Agricultural/Medical Biotechnology Research.
  • Young Indian Scholars who completed their Ph.D. not more than 5 years ago are eligible for the Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships 2016-17.
  • The scholars willing to apply for the IACBG-Fellowship should submit a research project on which he/she would like work in collaboration with an Australian Academic/Research Institution.
  • The age of the applicant should be less than 35 years and he/she should have full-time employment in any Government or Private Research Institute/Organization.
  • The shortlisted candidates will get a monthly stipend of Rs. 1,50,000 for maximum 2 years, Economy class Air-fare and one time Preparatory Allowance.
  • The applications for the scholarship are to be made offline and the last date to complete the application process is October 31, 2016.

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IACBG-Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Ph.D. Scholars
  • Nationality: The Fellowship is open for applicants from India.
  • Age: The applicant should be younger than 35 years.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant should have a Ph.D and should be involved in research.
  • Employment status: The applicant needs to be a full time employee not necessarily on permanent basis in any Government or Private Research Institute/organization.
  • Experience: The applicant should not have experience of more than 5 years after completing their Ph.D.  

IACBG-Fellowship Reward

The information related to the Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships and the benefits of the Fellowship are as follow:

  • Number of Awards: The fellowship will be awarded to 10 applicants.
  • Duration of the Fellowship: The fellows selected for the Fellowship should spend at least 12 months with their host in Australia. The duration of IACBG-Fellowship is maximum 24 months.
  • Monthly Associateship: The selected candidates will get a monthly associateship of Rs. 1,50,000.
  • Preparatory Allowance:  One time allowance of Rs. 20,000 will be offered to candidates for their pre departure expenses.
  • Air Fare: Selected candidates will be provided with a return economy class air passage from Air India to join the laboratory in Australia.
  • The selected candidate may continue receiving benefits and salary from the institution where they belong but Department of Biotechnology provides no assurance regarding the same.

IACBG-Fellowship Application form and Process

The applications for IACBG-Fellowship are to be made offline and the submission should be done in 11 copies. One of them should be single-sided original and unpinned while the rest 10 should be spiral bound copies. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Application Form: The application process of IACBG-Fellowship is offline and the application form can be downloaded from the official website of Department of Biotechnology. 

Download Application Form

  • Attachments: The applicant should send the following documents along with the application form to complete the application process:
    • Detailed Project Proposal
    • Curriculum Vitae and  key collaborators
    • Letter of approval from the proposed international host
    • Letter of endorsement from Applicant’s home organization.
  • References: Applicants are required to submit written reports from minimum 2 different referees regarding the feasibility of project, its significance, and value. They should also mention about applicant’s personal qualities and the international host institution’s potential contribution to the project.

Submission of the Application Form

The submission can be done by post and a digital copy of the application form along with all the documents is to be mailed. The details of the submission address and email id are as follow:

Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan,
Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Block No. 2, 7th Floor, Rom No. 726
CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003 INDIA
Email: ssdiwan.dbt@nic.in

IACBG-Fellowship Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will be done on the following selection criteria. The details related to the selection process and selection criteria are as mentioned below:                     

  • Preferred Thematic Areas & Topics: The projects which are related to the following areas will be given preference:
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
      • Abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in crops
      • Crop improvement for nutrition and biomaterials
      • Germplasm sources for adaptability to climate extremes
      • Disease resistance.
      • Biofuels
    • Medical Biotechnology
      • Bio resourcing of novel antimicrobials from natural resources
      • Developing novel & improved vaccines delivery platforms
      • Diagnostics - affordable and rapid diagnostics for genetic and infectious diseases
      • Drug discovery and delivery system
      • Biomedical devices & implants for therapeutic applications.
      • Stem cells/regenerative medicines.
    • Selection Criteria: The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the selection criteria mentioned below:
      • Feasibility of the Project
        • Technical feasibility of the project and achievability of the goals stated in the project.
        • The applicant's capabilities to carry out the proposed project.
        • The appropriateness of undertaking the project with the nominated institution(s).
      • Relevance and Value of the project
        • Contribution to the future work of the applicant
        • Advancement of knowledge and skills relevant to the field
        • Potential for ongoing interchange of knowledge and skills between the applicant and collaborators in India or Australia
        • Benefit to both India and Australia as a result of the project.
  • The decision regarding the selection of the project will be taken by IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat in liaison with expert external parties from India and Australia.

IACBG-Fellowship Address

Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan,
Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Block No. 2, 7th Floor, Rom No. 726
CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003 INDIA

IACBG-Fellowship Contact Details

Email: ssdiwan.dbt@nic.in

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