DBT-TWAS Biotechnology Fellowships para Doctorado y Postdoctorado – India

CICS is the coordinating agency on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India for the execution of DBT-TWAS Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Biotechnology Fellowships for Researchers from Developing Countries.

POSTGRADUATE BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

The Department of Biotechnology(DBT) of India and (TWAS), the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World are instituting Biotechnology Fellowships for researchers from developing countries who wish to pursue research leading towards Ph.D in newly emerging areas of biotechnology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/institutes in India. The fellowships will be tenable in eminent institutes in India.

Candidates from developing countries such as Asia (other than India)/Africa/Latin America /Arab region with minimum qualification of Master´s in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/Medicine below 30 years are eligible to apply. Duration of the fellowship will be up to 5 years for Full-time Fellowships (for those willing to register for a Ph.D in India), and for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 2 years for Sandwich Fellowships (for those already registered for a Ph.D in their home country).

Selection will be made by a Committee constituted by TWAS. The cost of international travel will be met by TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. CICS will facilitate placement of candidates at Universities/institutes of eminence in India.

POST-DOCTORAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India and TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World are instituting Biotechnology Fellowships for researchers from developing countries who wish to pursue research in newly emerging areas in Biotechnology at institutes of Excellence in India.

Candidates from developing countries such as Asia (other than India)/Africa/Latin America /Arab region with minimum qualification of Ph.D degree in Biosciences or Biotechnology below the age of 40 are eligible to apply. Duration of the fellowship will be for 12-18 months. The candidate should be a regular employee in a developing country and should be holding a research assignment to be undertaken in India.

Selection will be made by a Committee constituted by TWAS. The cost of international travel will be met by TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance. CICS will facilitate placement of candidates for training at Indian institutes of eminence.

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