Award of Biotechnology Overseas Associate-ship for Indian Citizens

Introduction to the scholarship
The department of biotechnology (DBT) is pleased to offer overseas award for the associate-ship. The award is available for the people who are working in any of the North-eastern states in the country. The award is offered for the citizens of India for conducting research in the overseas research laboratories in the various biotechnological departments. 

Scholarship provider

The department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of science and technology, Government of India is offering the scholarships for the citizens of India. 

Scholarship duration

There are two scholarships that are being awarded to the candidates, i.e. long term and short term scholarships. The long term scholarship is awarded for the period of one year only and cannot be extendable. The short term associate-ship is awarded for the period of three months only. The short term scholarships can be awarded for a period of six months and can be extended from the three months if justified and a longer period of duration is necessary and required. 

Scholarship coverage

The scholarship coverage for the award of the associate-ship is given below. The long term associate are entitled to the monthly allowance of US$2000 or is equivalent in the country of study. Travel expenses for the airfare for joining the overseas laboratories and back are given below. The preparatory allowance for the associate-ship is Rs.12000 which is one time grant in the scholarship.
The short term allowance for the award of the associate-ship incudes a monthly allowance of US$2400 or its equivalent in the country of study. The preparatory allowance of Rs.10000 is given. The cost of air travel expenses is also covered. 

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should satisfy the following eligibility criteria to avail the associate-ship.

1.       The applicant should hold a PhD degree in the areas of Biotechnology or life sciences or also can be MD in medicine/ M.Pharm/ M.V.Sc/ M.Tech with 3 years of research experience.
2.       The applicants should hold a regular/permanent position in Government aided institutions, recognised research facilities/centres/universities/institutions located in the North eastern states working continuously for 2 years and should be working actively in biotechnology or R&D work.
3.       The applications from persons who are working in temporary positions are not eligible for this position. (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura)
4.       The preference is given to the permanent residents of the north eastern states of the country.

Application process

The application process involves sending in one hard copy of the application by post as per the format available in the official website. One soft copy is also required to be sent to the email id: For any further information required, the official website can be visited which is given below.

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