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Sunday, July 03, 2011

RCB-Young Investigator Awards

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is a newly established institution of education, training & research in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under an agreement with UNESCO. RCB 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.

RCB-Young Investigator Awards are designed 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. Young scientists (below the age of 35) having PhD degree (or likely to complete in next 3 months) in any discipline of natural sciences are eligible to apply.

The award shall be initially for the duration of three years, subject to annual review. It may be further extended for additional two years, based on a review by a committee of experts. The award carries a consolidated stipend of Rs. 40,000/-per month. The awardee shall not be entitled to draw any other fellowship or salary.

Interested candidates may submit their application by filling the application form available on the website ( to email id: Copy of the application should be sent by registered post to The Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 180 Udyog Vihar Phase 1, Gurgaon-122016. Haryana, India so as to reach by 31st July 2011. 

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