Biotechnology Social Development Award by DBT, Govt. of India [Cash Prizes Upto Rs. 5L]: Apply by Oct 15: Expired


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India invites applications for the Biotechnology Social Development Award.
The award is an attempt to honor and thereby popularize the role of biotechnology in bringing about change in the lives of people by delivering essential needs to our community such as healthcare and hygiene, generating more avenues for livelihoods, empowering people, and developing local/ social entrepreneurs, producing skilled workers & advocacy.


The award is meant to honor the efforts of the individual/NGO who have brought a positive change in the lives of the community in the areas of livelihood generation, healthcare hygiene improvement, education & advocacy, skill development & growth of regional entrepreneurs.
The awardees can be an individual/ extension scientist/ teacher/ NGO/ Organization. The Department would announce three awards annually: two for Individuals and one for Organization. All the three Awards would be of Rs. 5.00 Lakhs each in cash and citation.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The awardees can be any individual or organization including women entrepreneurs/ scientists/ women social workers/ social organizations that have done outstanding work in the field of societal outreach.
  • Scientists/ teachers engaged in DBT funded projects are also eligible to apply.
  • The terminal stages of the extension/ social work submitted for the award, including its impact assessment must have been completed during the five years proceeding the year of the award.
Selection Criteria

There will be a Committee consisting of 3-5 members, including the chairperson, and appointed by the DBT. The Committee will evaluate the nominations and make recommendations to the DBT. No award shall be given if none of the entries received are judged to be outstanding.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.
Soft copies (.pdf) of the complete application and 1 hard copy in the prescribed format duly signed and sealed with supporting documents may be mailed to Dr. Garima Gupta, Scientist-‘E’, Program Officer, Biotechnology based programs for societal development, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Block-3, 5th floor, CGO Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
The soft copy should be mailed to garima.g@nic.in with a copy to ayushman.ghosh@dbt.nic.in. The last date to apply is October 15, 2020.
For full notification, click the link below.

Biotechnology Social Development Award by DBT, Govt. of India


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