Who can attend

The following categories of researchers are eligible to apply for YIM 2024:

i) Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs)

Applications are welcome from Postdoctoral Fellows from all over the world including India, who are working broadly in the area of Life Sciences and have an interest in pursuing a science career in India. The applications can be filled out online with the following items:

a) Curriculum Vitae

b) Short write-up on the research work (for a lightning talk)

c) Statement of purpose about why you want to participate in YIM 2024

d) Experience letter from the institute/​supervisor/​advisor

In past years, we have had more PDFs apply than we can accommodate at YIM due to the size of our venue. We assure you that we are absolutely fair in our selection and your application will be carefully reviewed by a selection panel. We consider many factors (not just publications), including years as a postdoc, your field of research, clarity of your written statements, experience letter and whether you have previously attended a YIM (one can attend YIM only once as a PDF).

ii) Young Investigators (YIs)

Applications are welcome from young investigators from various areas of the Life Sciences who are in the early years (<5 years) of their career as independent investigators in Indian academia. The applications can be filled out online with the following items:

a) Curriculum Vitae

b) Research focus and vision

c) Statement of purpose about why you want to participate in YIM 2024

d) Experience letter from your institute (stating experience as <5 years of starting an independent research group) 

e) Short write-up on the research work (for a poster)


Meeting costs: Registration, local accommodation, and food will be provided by IndiaBioscience. 

Travel: We will reimburse the economy airfare within India for YIs and PDFs (shortest route) up to an amount of INR 12000. Air/​train tickets are to be booked via IRCTC or Balmer & Lawrie only, other bookings will not be reimbursed. If you have questions on reservation categories for train tickets, please email us at yim2024[at]indiabioscience[dot]org.

PDFs are expected to take care of their international airfare, only domestic airfare/​train fare (from an airport/​railway station in India to Bhopal and back) will be covered by IndiaBioscience (actual costs or up to INR 12000, whichever is lower). 

Local transportation: On Day 1, transport to Courtyard Marriott, Bhopal from Bhopal Airport and on Day 3 (for YIs) and Day 5 (for PDFs), transport to Bhopal Airport should be taken care of by the participants. Several local transportation options such as airport taxis and ride hailing service apps can be used. 

On Day 2, we will provide local transportation from Courtyard Marriott, Bhopal to IISER Bhopal and back.


Childcare grants: Starting this year IndiaBioscience will provide Childcare grants to support participants attending the conference. More details can be found here.

Please refer to FAQs for more details on travel booking and reimbursement, and hotel accommodation.


Note:

  • If you have attended a previous YIM in India before, your application will not be considered (in the same category). If you have attended as a PDF and now applying as a YI, your application will be considered.
  • You will need to generate a login ID and password for the IndiaBioscience website in order to apply.
  • Please click here to sign up.

Applications have closed YIM 2024.