M K Bhan – Young Researcher Fellowship Programme

Department of Biotechnology


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, had launched a new grant opportunity in 2020 – 21, the M K BHAN – YOUNG RESEARCHER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (MKB-YRFP), with an aim to encourage young bright researchers to continue their research in the country after Ph.D. The scheme is to offer an independent research grant to young Post-Doctoral Fellows, so as to enable them to emerge as future leaders and take up cutting edge research focused on issues of national relevance. This fellowship will be awarded for Research work to be carried out at DBT-Autonomous Institutes only.

Aim of the Fellowship

  • To provide attractive opportunities to young researchers for developing them as independent investigators.
  • This will enable young researchers to pursue their research interests within the country and also develop a critical mass of trained scientists for the country’s research institutions, universities and major new initiative.


The applicant should be an Indian National and possess a Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences/​Biotechnology/​allied areas.

To Apply

Eligible applicants should submit the application as per the prescribed proforma to DBT duly forwarded by the Host Institute (DBT AIs only) where they intend to take up the fellowship.

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