Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships [Rs 1.5 Lakh Per Month]: Apply by Dec 31: Expired

The Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships (IACBG-Fellowships) is an initiative of the Government of India through the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology; with in kind support from the Australian Government, Australia, through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, and Research.
Under this initiative, the Government of India will fund ten (10) researchers from India. The fellowships support travel to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in the Australia for a period of 3-9 months, commencing in 2018.
This Program is open to applicants based in India who are employed as faculty on full time basis (on permanent or contractual basis). 1.3 Ten (10) Fellowships will be awarded in total annually, for applicants from India who have identified an opportunity to undertake a high quality, technically feasible and strategically valuable research project with a collaborating organisation in Australia.
Extent of Assistance Available:
The fellows would be entitled to:

  • Monthly Associateship of Rs. 1,50,000/-
  • Preparatory allowance of Rs. 20,000/- (one time grant) and
  • Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back.

The selected candidates may receive payment of salary and continuance of other service benefits by the Indian institutions to which they belong. However, no liability on any of this account will be borne by DBT.
Fellows must spend a minimum of 3 months on their project at their nominated international host institution in Australia. An IACBG-Fellowship may not exceed 9 months.

  • The Fellowships are open to Indian researchers (PhD Holders) who are currently employed as faculty- permanent or on contractual basis including Ramalingaswami, Ramanuja Fellows, IYBA fellows and INSPIRE faculty (please note that JRF/SRF/Research Assistants/Research Associates/Post Doctoral fellows are not eligible).
  • Eligible applicants include persons employed in a:
  1. Indian Government agency, statutory body or government owned corporation;
  2. Indian based university, institute, or other national research organisation;
  3. Age limit 35 years.
  • Indian applicants must be Indian citizens with their principal place of residence being India.
  • Unsuccessful applicants in any one round are eligible to re-apply in subsequent rounds.
  • Fellowships are awarded on individual basis only. Therefore, interdependent or joint applications will not be considered.
  • The decision of the IACBG-Fellowship Secretariat regarding applicant’s eligibility is final.

Selection Criteria:

  • Feasibility of the project.
  • Relevance and value of the project.

Selection Process:

  • The selection process will be managed by the IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat in liaison with relevant external parties in India and Australia (as required).
  • Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis by a Selection Panel using the selection criteria set out in Section 4 above.
  • Applicants will only receive advice of receipt of their applications on requesting a receipt.
  • There is no implicit guarantee of approval at any stage in the process.
  • The final applicant scores and rankings determined by the Selection Panel will form the basis of a recommendation to the delegated departmental officer for approval.

Lodgement of Applications:
All applications must be lodged by 5.30pm on 31st December, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. The following copies of the application must be submitted:

  • One unbound, single-sided original copy (clipped, not stapled).
  • Five (5) spiral bound copies.
  • Soft copy as a Microsoft Word file by email.

Applications can be mailed to:
Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology Block No. 3, 5th Floor, Room No. 517 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003
Click here to avail the application form.
Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology Block No. 3, 5th Floor, Room No. 517 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003

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