The Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), renamed Har Gobind Khorana- Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology.
Number of Awards: Up to 15 awards per year
Remuneration: Rs.1.00 Lakh/annum for candidates with a permanent faculty position and Rs.75000/- per month for candidates working on a soft position and a project grant.
- Applicant must be an Indian citizen with excellent academic credentials and track record, high impact peer-reviewed publications or should have developed technologies, Indian and International patents, with research work proposed under the award must be of very high scientific quality with innovativeness.
- Applicant must have a Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences, Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine, or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences. Master's degree holders in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/Technology (M.Tech or AICTE designated equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
- Age limit: 35 years. Age relaxation of 5 years is made for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women, and differently-abled candidates.
The application process: