Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship: 2021 – 2022

Department of Biotechnology


Applications are invited from Indian Nationals working in overseas research institutions for the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship (DBT-RLS)”, prestigious Re-Entry Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. Initiated in the year 2006 – 2007, DBT-RLS programme has been instrumental in creating a pool of highly skilled and trained researchers working on cutting edge technologies in Indian universities and institutions as well as building a critical mass of science leaders aimed at competence building in biotechnology.

  • Applicants who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of the advertisement are also eligible to apply; however, if they have secured a permanent position in India within this period then they are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should have a proven/​outstanding track record as evident from research publications and recognitions.
  • In case a fellow is offered permanent position, he/​she can only avail either fellowship or salary at a given time.
  • The upper age limit for applying is 45 years.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D/MD degree or equivalent in life sciences/​agriculture, bioinformatics or M.Tech in engineering or technology/​medicine etc. with at least three years of post-doctoral research experience in overseas research laboratories.

To Apply

Scientists working in any area of life sciences & biotechnology, bio-engineering, health care (human and animal), agriculture and veterinary biotechnology, bioenergy and allied areas will be eligible to apply.

  • Application for Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship Programme 2021 –2022 shall be by ONLINE mode only.
  • To apply, interested applicants may kindly visit DBT-RLS Online Portal https://www.rlsfellowship.dbti…
  • Applicants must register on the DBT-RLS Online portal, fill complete information in the online application form and submit it before the closing date of application i.e. 30thJanuary, 2022.
  • Online application form to be filled by applicant comprises information pertaining to Personal Information, Academic Qualifications, Post-Doctoral Experience, Work Experience, Research Contribution, Referee Details, Proposed Research Work and Proposed Host Institution.
  • It is mandatory to submit certificate from host institute; otherwise the application shall not be accepted.
  • Applicant must send a hard copy of submitted application form to DBT-HRD Project & Management Unit, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone, Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway, Faridabad – 121001, Haryana on or before 10th February, 2022.
  • Application form which has not been submitted through DBT-RLS Online Portal shall not be accepted

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(Last extended 15/02/2022)

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