Young Researcher Award 2017

LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST "Young Researcher Award - 2017"

LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST Young Researcher Award

Applications are invited for the "Young Researcher Award - 2017"

This Scheme is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. Applicants should have publications in well recognized peer reviewed journals of repute and contributed to knowledge generation that has created significant impact in the field of translational possibilities. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as Award(s) of major academies / societies.

Applicationform along with separate summary sheets may duly be submitted online on www.ladytatatrust.org by the host institute as per pro formagiven on site.

OBJECTIVES:

The aim is to reward Young Researchers (< 40 years) who have displayed a potential for high quality research.

SCOPE:

All areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology related to human diseases will be covered by this Award.

ELIGIBILITY:

i) The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years as on 31st March 2017.

ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master's degree in Medical Sciences, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years' professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree.

iii) The candidate must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute in India. He/she should be engaged in research and development and have publicationsarising from research done as an independent investigator in India. The awardee will be eligible for regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S & T agencies of the Government of India.

ABOUT THE AWARD:

* The amount of the Award will be Rs.25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute.

* In addition, the Young Researcher will receive a contingency grant of Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project under the Award.

HOST INSTITUTION:

The Institution where the candidate is working will provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing research under this Award.

DURATION: The duration of the Award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on a review by the Trust's Experts' Committee.

PROCESSING FEE :

A Money Order of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and the original postal receipt of the same should bescanned and forwarded along with the online application form.

Please note that :-

The candidate must forward the application through the Director of a recognised Research Institute or Laboratory where he / she proposes to work.

The application should be addressed toThe Secretary, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, and submitted not later than 15th January 2017.

The selected applicants will be called for an interview in the middle / third week of March/April2017 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be awarded and announced by the end ofMarch/April2017. The selected Researcher will be required to commence research effective 1st April/May2017.

Applicants must comply with the above instructions strictly. An application will not be considered if the candidate fails to furnish the requisite information and supporting documents, certificates and letters.

Any canvassing, direct or indirect, will entail disqualification.

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Website : Young Researcher Award

LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST "Young Researcher Award - 2017"