23.03.2012 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

Applications invited for Young Visiting Scientist Awards

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) invites applications for Young Visiting Scientist Awards from the eligible candidates residing in the regional member countries of UNESCO (other than India). The Young Visiting Scientist Awards will be initially for one year extendable for another year on merit basis.

The RCB has been established by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under an agreement with UNESCO as its Category II Centre. It is designed to be a Centre of excellence in biotechnology with intimate contributions from the countries of the region and academic institutions from the rest of the world. It provides a meeting place where innovation, enterprise and industrial development will germinate. 

The objective of the Young Visiting Scientist Awards is to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research under the mentorship of senior faculty at the RCB. The candidates selected for the Young Visiting Scientist Award will be given one to and fro international fare, leases residential accommodation and medical coverage in addition to the Award of Rs. 40000/- per month. 

Interested candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from the websitewww.rcb.res.in to the Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 180, Udyog Vihar, Phase – I, Gurgaon – 122016, Haryana, India, so as to reach latest by April 30, 2012. 

A copy of the duly filled in application form should also be sent by email to registrar(at)rcb.res.in 

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