Grants

National Women Bioscientist Awards

Department of Biotechnology

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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.

Qualification

i) Any Citizen of India including Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), who is engaged in basic and applied research in the areas of biosciences and biotechnology in the country. The work for which nomination is made must have been carried out in Indian institutes and acknowledged in the publications.
ii) For Senior Category Award: Citizens of India should have made life time significant and outstanding contribution in research in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology and has applied the results for the benefit of students and society and the work must have been done entirely in India.
iii) For Young Category Award: Citizens of India should have made significant and outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology during last 5 years and the work must have been done entirely in India. In case of OCIs, he/she should have made outstanding contribution in the areas of biosciences/biotechnology while continuously staying and working for a period of 3 years or during stay & work for total period of 5 year in piece meal basis over a period of 10 years in India.
iv) The senior category award is for excellence in research (and not for governance/promotion of Science) and not for age and thus there is no age limit. For the young category, the candidate should be below 45 years of age as on the 31st December of the year of Award.

To Apply

The nominations (2 copies) neatly typed in double space on plain paper in the prescribed proforma complete with enclosures should reach on or before 31st December to Mr. J.K. Dora, Under Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Room No. 611, 6 th Floor, Block-II, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 and a soft copy in MS-Word .doc file to be e-mailed to jagadish.dora@nic.in.

Posted on 26 Aug 2015.

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