11 Dec 2013

Young Researcher Award 2014

Lady Tata Memorial Trust
Founded 1932
Bombay House, Homi Mody Street
         Mumbai 400 001

Applications are invited for the ‘Young Researcher Award – 2014’

This Scheme is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to annually recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences, with a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. Applicant 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.

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

(i) The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years as on 31 March 2014, and who have displayed a potential for high quality research.
(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 applicant must have a regular position in a university/organization/institute in India. He/she should be engaged in research and development and have publications arising 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.

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

For detailed information/rules and application submission, please access our website www.ladytatatrust.org

The online application opens on Sunday, 1 December 2013 and the last date for submitting the same is Tuesday, 15 January 2014.

The Award is effective from 1 April 2014.
(F. J. Guard)

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