Regional Young Investigators’ Meetings Grants 2023 – 2024
Department of Biotechnology
With an aim to continue the impact of the RYIMs across India, IndiaBioscience invites applications from Regional Young Investigator Teams for the Regional Young Investigators’ Meeting Grants (RYIM Grants) 2023 – 2024. The RYIMs are intended to be Young Investigator (YI) driven endeavors that will promote the ethos of YIMs in local scientific communities, and foster collaborative leadership among YIs in the region.
A RYIM team will comprise a YIM alumni (as lead organiser) along with 2 – 4 co-organisers from across research institutes, organisations or universities in the region. The lead organiser (YIM alumni) should have attended a previous national YIM as a Young Investigator. The co-organisers may or may not have attended a previous national YIM. We strongly encourage RYIM teams to be diverse groups of YIs, across scientific expertise and demographics, representing a range of host institute types (national, central, private, university).
The RYIMs will be in-person meetings (typically 2 – 3 day events) at a local institute or university (represented by one of the RYIM team organisers), with a substantial presence of scientists and science professionals from across the region. The regions are broadly defined as North, East, West, South, Central and North-East India, but could be extended to other descriptions of local and regional scientific communities. IndiaBioscience will provide seed funding of up to INR 2 lakhs for each selected RYIM.
The RYIM Grants aim to facilitate the organisation of local meetings for YIs and science professionals, by the RYIM organising team, in the spirit of collaboration, team-work and fun!
IndiaBioscience would set up a Selection Committee to evaluate the RYIM Grant 2023 – 2024 proposals.
After ensuring the application is eligible and complete, applications will be evaluated based on:
Feasibility of the proposed meeting plan (based on the RYIM team, host institutes, plan to raise additional funding)
Quality and relevance of the proposed program schedule of the RYIM
Expected value of the RYIM for local scientific communities in the region