Purpose  To enable scholars to undertake advanced research or specialised training in laboratories/research institutes abroad in priority areas of biotechnology
Programme Advanced Research/ Specialised Training
Discipline/ Subject Area Animal Tissue Culture Hybridomas and Cell-Culture based Vaccines
Animal Biotechnology Aquaculture and Marine Biotech
Basic Molecular Biology
Biochemical Engineering Process Optimisation and Computer Modelling
Immunology and Immuno Diagnostics
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Virology
Modern Techniques in Industrial Microbiology and Bio-Conversion
Plant Tissue Culture
Peptide and Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Applications Protein and Enzyme Engineering
RDNA Technology 
Other emerging areas.
Eligibility Criteria Age Below 40 years
Academic PhD or MD degree in areas related to Biotechnology
Others The candidate should
  • hold a regular position in a research institute
  • be actively engaged in biotechnological research and development work
  • be sponsored
  • execute a service bond to repatriate to India and join her/ his parent institution after the completion of associateship
Associateship Details Number of Associateships 25
Duration Long term
1 year
Short term
36 months
Value Long term
US$ 1500 pm plus Rs.4000 personal equipment grant
Short term
US$ 1800 pm
Travel Grant
  • Return air passage in economy class
  • Limited grants to attend international symposia/ conference/ training courses
Application Procedure The application in the prescribed format should be accompanied by the details of the proposed research/ training and the consent letter of the host institution along with the sponsorship of the employer
Notification & Deadline May/ June

Scholarship :  Bio-Technology Overseas Associateship
Course :  Engineering and Technology (Advance Research)
Provider Address :  The Director Human Resource Development Division Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Biotechnology Block -2(7th Floor) CGO Complex Lodhi Road New Delhi-110 003 Tel. 011-24363748 Fax: 011-24362884
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