UIC-Rajasthan University (supported by BIRAC) Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral/ Post-Graduate BIRAC Innovation Fellowships for Nurturing Market Led Ideas.
University Innovation Cluster-Biotechnology has been established by BIRAC in the University of Rajasthan to foster innovations and entrepreneurship for Post-Doctoral & Post-Graduate students.
The fellowships are highly competitive and exceptionally motivated students who have an eye for innovation and drive for start-ups would be selected for the fellowships. UICB will incubate and mentor selected applicants for carrying out innovative research. Interested applicants can apply with their area-specific research proposals to UIC-B, University of Rajasthan.
BIRAC Post-Doctoral/Post-Graduate Innovation Fellowships
BIRAC Innovation Fellowships are highly competitive and prestigious. Under University of Rajasthan –University Innovation Cluster there are three positions available for postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows
Fellowship (consolidated) & Annual Research Grant
Post Doctoral Fellow: INR 50,000 per month with annual research grant of INR 5 lakhs.
Post Graduate Fellow INR 30,000 per month with annual research grant of INR 2 lakhs.
Duration of Fellowship:
The fellowship is for a period of 18 months with a provision of 6 months extension only for deserving cases.
Specific Research Areas
The University Innovation Cluster established at RU has broad scientific areas, under which BIRAC Innovation Fellows will be selected. Cellular Therapeutics; Bioactive drugs; Value-added food products; Bioinformatics; Nanotechnology
Innovative research projects not related to the above-mentioned research areas may also be considered depending upon the feasibility of performing research and innovation at the University of Rajasthan or in collaboration with industrial partners.
Who can apply?
Applicants who have completed their Ph.D. degree (for Post-Doctoral Fellowship) or Masters/B.Tech/ B.Pharma/B.E degree (for Post-Graduate Fellowship) on or after 1st January 2017 are eligible
Scope & Support of BIRAC Innovation Fellowships:
- BIRAC Innovation Fellowships are for high level of innovation and application research in the biotechnology sector. This scheme supports only up-to-concept stage.
- Post Doctoral Fellow: INR 50,000 per month with annual research grant of INR 5 lakhs.
- Post Graduate Fellow INR 30,000 per month with annual research grant of INR 2 lakhs.
- Fellowship is for a period of 18 months with a provision of 6 months extension only for deserving cases.
- Mentoring support and project monitoring by UIC, BIRAC and partnered industries.
How to Apply:
Applicants need to apply in the prescribed format available on the website www.uniraj.ac.in/uic/ and submit hard copy of the application with relevant self-attested documents at UIC-RU within the closing date of application. Each application will be reviewed by an expert committee at UIC. Applications will be selected based on the established criteria. Shortlisted applicants will be called for a detailed project presentation and personal interview in front of an expert committee for final selection of the BIRAC Innovation Fellows.
Mere fulfilling of the eligibility criterion does not entitle applicants to be called for interview
- Proposal Submission Opens: 20/05/2019
- Proposal Hard Copy Submission Closes: 30/06/2019
For any Query, please contact:
UICB Chief Coordinator, Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.uniraj.ac.in/uic/