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Call for Proposals: Biotechnology Ignition Grant Big-Scheme by BIRAC, New Delhi [Grants Upto Rs. 50L]: Submit by Feb 15: Expired


The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), invites proposals from prospective principal investigators Biotechnology Ignition Grant Big-Scheme (BIG) 2021.

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of the Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single-window for emerging biotech companies.

The scheme enables technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea.

  • Supports high-level innovation in the Biotech sector and is not meant for basic research projects.
  • Grant-in-aid up-to INR 50 lakhs for a maximum period of 18 months.
  • Implementation and Mentoring through BIRAC’s BIG Partners.


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Who can Apply?

BIRAC invites proposals from Biotech Start-ups and Individual Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas having potential for commercialization. Eligible entities include:

  1. Start up age allowed for a registered company/ LLP incorporated under BIG w.e.f 1st Aug 2020: 5 years
  2. Scientists, Faculty, Research Scholars, Graduates in any discipline incubating/ intend to incubate at a BioIncubator.
Call for Proposals

Interested candidates can submit their proposals online by clicking here. The last date to submit the proposals is February 15, 2021.


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Call for Proposals: Biotechnology Ignition Grant Big-Scheme by BIRAC, New Delhi



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