Applications are seek from Indian nationals working in overseas research institutions for the “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship” a re-entry scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
What is the aim of the Fellowship?
The scheme concept is attracting highly skilled researchers (Indian nationals) working overseas in various cutting edge disciplines of biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, energy, environment, bioinformatics and other related areas), by providing them an attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions.
The applicant should have a Ph.D., M.D., M. Tech, M.VSc. or equivalent degree with an excellent track record as reflected in publications and other recognitions and with at least three years of post-doctoral research experience of which last two years should be from an overseas laboratory.
(Indian nationals) working overseas candidates are eligible to apply.
Those candidates who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of this advertisement are also eligible.
Researcher’s age should be up to 55 years of age as determined on closing date of application are eligible to apply.
Tenure of fellowship:
Fellows can draw fellowship for a term of five years.
Fellowship will further extend for another term on fresh appraisal of performance of the fellow.
Those applicants who are able to secure permanent positions will not be considered for 2nd term.
Incentives of being a Ramalingaswami fellow:
This fellowship is a senior fellowship programme, and awardees are to be treated as synonymous to the faculty/scientists at the level of Scientist-D. They are authorizingd to take up teaching/research assignments and supervising Doctoral/MS students.
The scheme provides a integrate monthly remuneration of Rs. 85,000/- p.m. In addition, a House Rent Allowance of Rs. 7,500/- p.m. is given to fellows.
In case host institute facilitates accommodation to the fellow, no house rent allowance is admissible.
Fellows will receive a research/contingency grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs for the 1st year; Rs. 7.50 lakhs for the 2nd year; Rs. 5.00 lakhs for subsequent 3 years for purchase of consumables, engaging manpower, minor equipment, international and domestic travel and other contingent expenditure to be incurred for the implementation of research proposal.
Last Date: February 28, 2015(Saturday)