Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship


Organisation:  Ministry of Science and Technology

Apply By:  15 May . 2018


Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship
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Applications are solicited 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.

Aim of the Fellowship

The scheme is conceptualized with the aim of 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.

Who is eligible to apply?

The applicant should possess a Ph.D., /M.D., or equivalent degree with an outstanding 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 overseas laboratory.

Only candidates (Indian nationals) working overseas are eligible to apply. Those who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of this advertisement but without a job are also eligible.

Researcher’s up to 45 years of age as determined on closing date of application are eligible to apply.

Incentives of being a Ramalingaswami fellow

This is a senior fellowship programme, and awardees are to be considered equivalent to Assistant Professor/Scientist-D level officer. Fellows selected are entitled to take up teaching/research assignments and supervising Doctoral/MS students.

The scheme provides a consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs. 1,00,000/- p.m. In addition, a House Rent Allowance of Rs. 18,500/- p.m. is given to fellows. In case host institute provides accommodation to the fellow, no house rent allowance is admissible. The fellowship is taxable as per Govt. of India rules.

Fellows will receive a research/contingency grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs for the 1st & 2nd year; Rs. 7.50 lakhs for 3rd & 4th year; Rs. 5.00 lakhs for 5th year for purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred for the implementation of research proposal which is a part of fellowship and Institutional overhead Rs. 50,000/ year.

DBT encourages host institutions to provide medical benefits, transport allowance, leave travel allowance and other benefits as per their prevailing norms as applicable to their employees of the rank equivalent to Assistant Professor/Scientist D out of their own resources/ funds.

How to apply

Applications may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website (www.dbtindia.nic.in ) and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, Adviser/Scientist “G” Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003, both as a hard copy as well as Soft copy. The applications not forwarded by the host institution will not be considered. Soft copy to be mailed at Email :- rlsfellowship.dbt@nic.in  only as a single pdf file latest by 15th May, 2018)

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