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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations of scientists who are engaged in basic and applied research in Biological Sciences including Biotechnology, Agricultural, Medical, and Environmental Sciences and have made outstanding contributions in research with potential for application/ product and technology development, for ‘National Bioscience Award for Career Development for the year 2017 & 2018.

The award is to recognize outstanding contributions of young scientists below 45 years of age in basic and applied research and to provide grant for research for their career development.

Nature of the Award:
Upto 10 awards will be given. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs 2,00,000/- and a trophy alongwith a citation and a project research grant of Rs 15,00,000/- @ Rs 5,00,000/- per year for a period of three years for career development.

The details of the Award, eligibility criteria, and proforma for nomination are given below.

The nominations (2 copies) neatly typed in double space on plain paper in the prescribed proforma complete with enclosures should reach on or before 15th April, 2018 to Mr. J.K. Dora, Under Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Room No. 518, 5th Floor, Block-III, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 and a soft copy in MS-Word .doc file to be e-mailed to

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