Biotechnology career advancement and re-orientation programme for women scientists’ helps to facilitate the participation of Women Scientists in Biotechnology Research, DBT announces the launch of Bio-CARe Scheme for Career Development of employed/unemployed women scientists who have not received any extra-mural grants in the past. In order to maximize their reach, the schemes are open to applicants (aged 55 years or less on the date of application) from all areas of Life Sciences / biology (including Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Medicine and Bio-Engineering).
Scheme I – Research Grant Opportunity (RGO):
The programme aims at giving project grants to women scientists (employed & unemployed) for whom it would be a first grant. The purpose is to build capacities for women scientists employed fulltime in Universities and small research laboratories or unemployed women scientist after a career break so as to help them undertake independent R&D projects. Under this scheme the women scientists who are unemployed will be provided monthly emoluments ranging from Rs. 35,000/- to 45,000/- p.m. The employed women scientists in addition to salary will get an amount of Rs.5,000/- p.m as an incentive.
Scheme II -Career Re-orientation Fellowship (CRF):
This scheme would be mainly for women scientists who are trained in a particular area, but leave their permanent jobs / or are unemployed and would now like to change their career path to take on newer areas. Specialized skills would be essential and this would require training in the relevant field such as IP management, Bioinformatics, Policy research and analysis, Translational research, Regulation etc. This training could be for a period ranging from 3 months -12 months. Under this scheme the women scientists who are unemployed will be provided a stipend of Rs.25,000/- p.m. and employed scientists will get an amount of Rs.5,000/- p.m as an incentive in addition to their salary.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 January 2011
Completed LOIs can be forwarded to the address mentioned below. A copy may also be sent by e-mail.
Dr. Anamika Gambhir
Principal Scientific Officer
Room No. 601
Department of Biotechnology
C.G.O. Complex, New Delhi – 110 003.
For details visit: http://dbtindia.nic.in/uniquepage.asp?id_pk=60