18.05.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

Call for applications: Young Visiting Scientists Awards, India

The objective of the Young Visiting Scientists Award is to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology related but not limited to structural, systems and synthetic biology, nano science & technology, cellular and molecular biology, disease biology and data-intensive discovery research under the mentorship of senior faculty at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) in India. Young Scientists below the age of 35 having PhD degree in any discipline of natural science are eligible to apply.

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology invites applications for Young Visiting Scientist Awards. Candidates must be under 35, have a PhD in any discipline of Natural Sciences, and reside 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 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) has been established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under an agreement with UNESCO as its Category II Centre. It is designed to be a Centre of excellence in biotechnology with contributions from the countries of the region and academic institutions from the rest of world. It provides a meeting place where innovation, enterprise and industrial development will germinate.

Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended beyon 30 April 2012.

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