DBT recognizes contribution of women scientists through National Women Bio-scientist Award
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology (Government of India) instituted the National Women Bio-scientist Award in the year 1999 to recognize outstanding contributions of women scientists in the area of life sciences and biotechnology with potential for application, product and technology development.
The award consists of following two categories:
National Women Bio-scientists Award (Senior Category) is awarded to senior women biologist for life time contributions, who have done outstanding contributions in scientific research in the country and has applied the results for the benefit of students and society. This Award carries a cash prize of ` 5.00 lakh with a citation, certificate and a gold plated medal.
National Women Bio-scientists Award (Young Category) is awarded to outstanding contributions of women scientists below 45 years of age in the area of life sciences and biotechnology. This Award carries a cash prize of ` 1.00 lakh with a citation, certificate and a gold plated medal. In addition to it, a Research Grant of Rs 5.00 lakhs per annum is given for a period of 5 years.
Any Citizen of India including Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) engaged in the area of life sciences and biotechnology in the country is eligible for the Award.