Pre –Post Doctoral Fellowship

Pre –Post Doctoral Fellowship

Kerala Biotechnology Commission has instituted "The Pre-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology during 2008 which is very selective and has close academic monitoring.  Under this scheme a selected number of candidates who have submitted their doctoral work, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of biotechnology.

Nature of Support: The fellowship carries a consolidated amount of Rs 11,000/- + HRA per month and an annual contingency grant of Rs 20,000/-.  The research work shall be carried out in an institution under the Council or any R&D institution or any university in Kerala or other research institution in India.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of two years and extendable by one more year depending on the progress of the research work.  The fellowship may be converted to the Post Doctoral level (of Rs 15,000/- + HRA and Rs 20000/- contingency) from the date of award PhD degree.

Eligibility: The applicant should possess first class masters degree in life science including veterinary science, agriculture, forestry, fisheries or any masters degree in medicine followed by PhD with biotechnological aspects in the relevant field.  The Fellowship is open to candidates below 35 years.

Selection: The selection procedure will include consideration at various stages.  An empowered committee will make the final selection based on the recommendation of expert committees.  Candidates selected for the award of Post Doctoral Fellowship shall accomplish innovative original research in frontier areas of biotechnology.

Application: Applications for the "Pre-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology" are invited from eligible candidates every year in the format given below against an advertisement.  The candidates may be required to appear an interview before final selection