Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2017 @ DBT India


Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2017 @ DBT India: The Department of Biotechnology instituted the ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA) in the year 2005. This is an attractive, career oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology. Young scientists up to the age of 35 years are considered for this award. Scientists without regular employment are also eligible for this award.


Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2017 @ DBT India

The award consists of financial support for a proposed project besides a fellowship of Rs. 75,000/- per month for those awardees who are not in regular employment. Such awardees not in regular employment must be attached to a senior faculty scientist (mentor) in a University, Research Institute, Medical/Agriculture/ Veterinary College or any other research institute of repute. The mentor should agree to provide laboratory space and other needed facilities. The application must be forwarded by the head of the institute or duly designated competent authority. It is expected that the awardees will work independently and that the mentor will facilitate the awardee’s research efforts. Awardees having regular employment will receive a cash award of Rs.1, 00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Only) every year during the period of the project.

Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2017 @ DBT India


Click here for Award details


  • The applicant should have an excellent academic career and a track record of high impact peer reviewed publications or should have invented technologies evident by granted Indian and/or International patents.
  • The proposed research project must be of very high scientific quality, should clearly reflect innovative thinking, clear objectives and execution methodology. The following mandatory criteria are needed for applications to be considered:
  • The applicant should be an Indian Citizen.
  • The applicant should have secured First Class in all academic degrees from the graduate level onwards.
  • The applicant must have a PhD in any branch of Life Sciences,Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
    and Agricultural Sciences. Master degree holders in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/Technology (M.Tech or AICTE designated equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
    Cumulative publication of 6 as first or corresponding author or two granted Indian patents or one granted International patent.

Age limit: Up to a maximum of 35 years at the time of submission of the application. Fresh PhD’s are strongly encouraged to apply if they meet the mandatory requirements. Age relaxation of 5 years is made for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped Category.

The proposed project has to be carried out in any recognized research institution/university in India having adequate facilities to carry out for its implementation. A consent letter signed by the proposed mentor stating that all laboratory facilities will be provided for implementation of the proposed project must be provided. The application has to be forwarded by the head or duly designated competent authority of the host Institution or University.

To Apply:

Applications (2 copies) neatly printed on plain paper in the prescribed format along with enclosures & certified copies to be sent to Dr. Garima Gupta, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, so as to reach latest by 30th July 2017

A soft copy of the application must also be sent to [email protected] Should there be a delay in obtaining mandatory certificates from mentors and head of institutes, an advance copy of the application can also be sent by email
stating that two certificates will be submitted within 14 days of the last date.

For more details and application format, please visit DBT websites: OR

Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2017 @ DBT India

View Original Notification:

Leave a Reply