This popular scheme is conceptualised with the aim of attracting highly skilled researchers (Indian nationals) working overseas in various cutting edge disciplines of biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, energy, environment, bioinformatics and other related areas), by providing them an attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions.
We have collated a list of FAQs about this scheme that come up regularly at scientific meetings, and will seek and provide answers in the coming weeks. If you don’t see your question here add it in the comments, and we will add it to the list.
Did the Fellowship increase with the 7th pay commission? What is the total amount of money granted under the fellowship? #
Are there central facilities that people in smaller institutes or universities can use to jumpstart science in the first two years of the fellowship? Where are these facilities located? Does the Fellowship provide travel grants for this purpose? #
Are Ramalingaswami Fellows governed by institutional rules to use contingency for international travel? #
Can Ramalingaswami Fellows apply for extra-mural funding like travel grants or other research funds? #
Does being awarded the Ramalingasami Fellowship at a host institute automatically imply that I have a faculty position at that institute? #