Regional Young Investigators’ Meetings

Facilitating local communities for collaboration and change

(Updated on 23rd May, 2023) 

The deadline to apply for the RYIM Grants 2023 – 2024 has been extended to 2nd June, 2023 (11:59 p.m. IST).

Regional YIMs were initiated by IndiaBioscience to foster local networks of scientists and science professionals with the aim to promote regional collaboration and change. A product of community-driven conversations at the 10th Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM), Thiruvananthapuram, the Regional YIMs began in 2018. The first four Regional YIMs in Hyderabad (South), Kolkata (East), Jodhpur (West) and Delhi-NCR (North) were highly successful programs catering to local needs and challenges, with plenary lectures, special talks and interactive panel discussions on a range of scientific topics such as resource sharing, mentorship, science education, industry partnerships, DEI challenges in science, as well as specially-curated skill-building workshops and networking sessions. 

RYIM Grants 2023-2024

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!

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for the RYIM Grants 2023 – 2024 has been extended to 2nd June, 2023 (11:59 p.m. IST).

Applications for RYIM Grants 2023 – 2024 will open on 14th April, 2023 and the last date to apply is 25th May, 2023 (11:59 p.m. IST). Applications will only be accepted via the online application form and accompanying documents. Email applications will not be considered. 

An informational webinar for queries and clarifications related to the RYIM Grants 2023 – 2024 will be conducted on 21st April, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. IST.

To register for this webinar, please follow this link: 


Selected projects will be notified by email by mid-June 2023. The RYIMs will be expected to be conducted before end-March 2024.


Lead organiser: A YIM alumni who has attended a previous national Young Investigator Meeting (YIM) as a Young Investigator (in-person or virtual YIM) AND who is currently in an independent position in India as a scientist/​researcher in the life sciences for less than 8 years. 

Co-organisers: The YIM alumni (as lead organiser) will apply for the RYIM grant along with 2 – 4 co-organisers (also with independent positions as scientists/​researchers in the life sciences in India for less than 8 years) at different institutes or universities in the region. The co-organisers may or may not have attended a previous national YIM. Together the lead organiser and co-organisers will constitute the RYIM team. 

It is strongly preferred that the lead organiser and co-organisers represent a diverse group of YIs, across scientific expertise, demographics and host institutes (national, central, private, university) in the region. Previous RYIM organisers and participating host institutes are eligible to apply, subject to meeting the above eligibility criteria.

Selection Process

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

A total of up to 6 RYIM grants may be offered. IndiaBioscience reserves the right to award grants that it deems meritorious. Selected projects will be notified by mid-June 2023. The RYIMs are expected to be conducted before end-March 2024. We reserve the right to change or modify the terms and conditions at any time during the grant period.

Awardees 2023-2024

Updated on 9th June, 2023




Igniting Curiosity and Training Young Minds of JK for a Sustainable Future

Lead organiser: Bilal Ahmed Mir (University of Kashmir)

Co-organizers: Aijaz Hassan Ganie (University of Kashmir), Nazima Rasool (University of Kashmir), Nisar A Wani (Central University of Kashmir), Owais M Bhat (Central University of Kashmir), Javid A Parray (Cluster University Srinagar)


Life Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research

Lead organiser: Balakumaran Chandrasekar (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani)

Co-organizers: Rajdeep Chowdhury (BITS Pilani), Sushmita Jha (IIT Jodhpur), Bhawana Bissa (Central University of Rajasthan)


Opportunities and Challenges for Young Investigators in Medical Research

Lead organiser: Shrish Raut (Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University Medical College, Pune)

Co-organizers: Dhiraj Dhotre (National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune), Priti Gautam (Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, SPPU), Gauri Oka (Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed to be University Medical College, Pune)


Industry-Academia collaborations to translate research to product

Lead organiser: Viswanadham Duppatla (IKP Knowledge Park)

Co-organizers: Sanjeev Kumar (Mahindra University), Manjari Kiran (University of Hyderabad), Yathish Achar (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics), Sandeep Kushwaha (National Institute of Animal Biotechnology), Shibsekhar Roy (Osmania University), Kranti Kiran Reddy (Malla Reddy Dental College)


Opportunities in academic and industry research in the Eastern region of India

Lead organiser: Mamoni Dash (DBT-Institute of Life Sciences)

Co-organizers: Debabrata Biswas (DBT-Institute of Life Sciences), Namisha Sharma (DBT-Institute of Life Sciences), Nirmal Goswami (CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology)


Education, Research and Translation: The Triple Helix of Collaboration

Lead organiser: Shubhra Majumder (Presidency University, Kolkata)

Co-organizers: Somsubhra Nath (Presidency University, Kolkata), Chandrama Mukherjee (Presidency University, Kolkata), Nirmalya Sen (Bose Institute, Kolkata), Arunima Sengupta (Jadavpur University, Kolkata), Arnab Gupta (Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Kolkata), Shilpak Chatterjee (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata), Biswarup Basu (Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata)


Towards building a research community: Connect, Collaborate and Accomplish

Lead organiser: Chandana Basu (Banaras Hindu University)

Co-organizers: Anjali Bajpai (IIT Kanpur), Bhawana George (CSIR-CDRI), Jalaj Gupta (SGPGIMS, Lucknow), Amit Lahiri (CSIR-CDRI), Atul Kumar (IISER Bhopal)

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