Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships 2017 – 18

Department of Biotechnology
Australian Government


The Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships (IACBG-Fellowships) is an initiative of the Government of India through the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology; with in kind support from the Australian Government, Australia, through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science,
and Research.

Under this initiative, the Government of India will fund ten (10) researchers from India. The fellowships support travel to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in the Australia for a period of 3 – 9 months, commencing in 2018.

This Program is open to applicants based in India who are employed as faculty on full time basis (on permanent or contractual basis).

Ten (10) Fellowships will be awarded in total annually, for applicants from India who have identified an opportunity to undertake a high quality, technically feasible and strategically valuable research project with a collaborating organisation in Australia.

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The Fellowships are open to Indian researchers (PhD Holders) who are currently employed as faculty- permanent or on contractual basis including Ramalingaswami, Ramanuja Fellows, IYBA fellows and INSPIRE faculty (please note that JRF/​SRF/​Research Assistants/​Research Associates/​Post Doctoral fellows are not eligible).
Eligible applicants include persons employed in a:

  • Indian Government agency, statutory body or government owned corporation;
  • Indian based university, institute, or other national research organisation;
  • Age limit 35 years

To Apply

Applications must be submitted using the Application Form for the present call for applicants provided on the following websites:India: www​.dbtin​dia​.gov​.in

Applicants are required to complete all sections of the form and attach/​enclose the documents.

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