The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations of women scientists in the country who are working in the areas of Biology and Biotechnology and have made outstanding contributions in research, technology and product development for awarding Senior (One) and Young (Two) categories of ‘National Women Bioscientist Awards’.
National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) (one)
The National Women Bioscientist Award (Senior Category) is awarded to senior women scientist for life time contributions, who has done excellent research in the country and has applied the results for benefit of students and society. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 5.00 lakhs along with citation and a gold medal.
National Women Bioscientist Award (Young Category) (Two)
The National Women Bioscientist Award (Young Category) is given for outstanding contributions of women scientists below 45 years of age in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology including agricultural, biomedical and environmental sciences with potential for application/product and technology development. Contributions made during last 5 years (atleast 3 years continuous stay & work or 5 years stay & work in piece meal basis over a period of 10 years in India), would be the main consideration. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 1.00 lakh with citation and a gold medal and Research Grant of Rs 5.00 lakhs per annum for a period of 5 years.