Young Researcher Award

Lady Tata Memorial Trust


This Scheme is instituted by the Trust to recognize and reward young Indian scientists, below the age of 40 years, with outstanding track record in biological sciences, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. Applicants must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute in India and should be engaged in research and development and have publications arising from research done as an independent investigator in India.

The amount of Award will be Rs.25,000/- per month plus a contingency grant of Rs.5 lakhs per annum, in addition to the regular salary drawn from the host Institute. 

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The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years’ professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree. 

To Apply

Processing Fee:

A Demand Draft of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and the DD should be scanned and forwarded along with the online application form. 

Please note that :- 

The candidate must forward the application through the Director of a recognised Research Institute or Laboratory where he / she proposes to work.

The application should be addressed to The Secretary, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street Mumbai 400 001, and submitted online on our website not later than 15th January 2018.

The selected applicants will be called for an interview in the middle / third week of March/​April 2018 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be awarded and announced by the end of March/​April 2018. The selected Researcher will be required to commence research effective 1st April/​May 2018. 

Applicants must comply with the above instructions strictly. An application will not be considered if the candidate fails to furnish the requisite information and supporting documents, certificates and letters. 

Any misbehaving, arguments, canvassing, direct or indirect, will entail disqualification.

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