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Call status: Closed
Proposal deadline:31st March, 2017

Call Outline

Department of Biotechnology is implementing a scheme on “Biotechnology Based Programme for Societal Development” for the socio-economic upliftment of SC/ST, Rural community and women. The priorities of the programme are identified in the focused areas through Task Force Mechanism from time to time. To have an overall impact of the scheme, department is making efforts to provide funding support to the suitable agencies, who can deliver the best. The concept proposals/ pre-proposals are invited for undertaking awareness generation, training and demonstration activities and for entrepreneurial skill development among the community covering Arid, Coastal region, Hill and mountain, Islands and Valley regions etc. The well focused concept notes/pre-proposals received from Govt. agencies/ Universities/ Research Institutes/ KVKs/ Autonomous Institutions actively engaged in research and extension activities will be considered in the following broad areas:

  1. Agriculture and Allied areas for livelihood generation
  2. Health and Sanitation
  3. Value addition, product development and post harvest management
  4. Entrepreneurial skill development

The interested organization can submit the pre-proposal based on the available local bio-resources, expertise with their institutes, ultimate delivery to the community and likely impact after the project implementation. The concept note/pre-proposal should be submitted in a network mode involving 4-5 interventions proposed to be undertaken jointly by Govt. and associated grass-root level organizations like KVKs/dedicated registered agencies to fulfill the social objectives of the department and by providing benefits to the target community by creating adequate avenues of income and employment generation activities and to help in improving the life-style of the target community.

Five hard copies of concept notes/pre-proposals (maximum of 5 pages) are invited to be submitted to DBT along with the CVs of the proposed Investigators to Dr. S. U. Ahmed, Scientist “D”, Department of Biotechnology, Block-III, Room No. 521, 5th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 on or before 31.03.2017 in the format given. A soft copy of the concept proposal/ pre-proposal is also required to be submitted on the email id:; before the above mentioned date.

Based on the recommendations of the screening committee constituted by DBT for reviewing the submitted concept notes/pre-proposals, the PIs of shortlisted proposals shall be asked to submit a detailed project proposal for consideration by Department of Biotechnology for financial support.

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Dr. S. U. Ahmed
Scientist “D”,
Department of Biotechnology,
Block-III, Room No. 521, 5th Floor
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi
email id:;