National Bioscience Award for Career Development (NBACD) recognizes outstanding contributions of young bio-scientists below 45 years through a grant for research projects to help in their career development. The award aims to boost outstanding research in basic and applied biosciences can be granted to 10 candidates for a given financial year. It carries a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakhs, a citation and Rs 3 Lakhs/year as research grant for three years.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) recognizes the contributions of senior and young women scientists in the country who are working in the areas of biology and biotechnology and have made outstanding contributions in research, technology and product development through two separate awards.
Upto five awards are given every year for biotech products and process development and commercialisation. Each award will carry a cash amount of Rs 2.00 lakhs along with a citation. Rs 5.00 lakhs would be given if the product is commercialised and has much higher impact of utilisation in the country.
The Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), initiated in 2005, is a career-oriented prize to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire of pursuing research in biotechnology. The prize is for those below 35 years of age. This includes scientists without regular employment.
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology initiated the scheme “Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professorship Scheme” in 2008-09 to recognise eminent scientists who have made outstanding contribution in Biological Sciences and have superannuated. The Scheme is to honour those eminent scientists having recognition of the highest kind and who are still contributing scientifically and remain active in the country’s forum.‘’Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professorship Scheme’’ facilitates these eminent Indian Scientists to continueto make outstanding contributions to Science.
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