Many scholarships for
bioscience students are available both in India and abroad. Some of the
prestigious scholarships awarding bodies are listed below. Please click the link
Gift Scholarships for
carrying out doctoral studies in India in the field of biomedical/medical
sciences. The project should be in the field of medicine/medical biotechnology.
Tenure for three years. Monthly stipend of 8000 plus a contingency grant of
20000 per year. Apply by December of every year. Eligibility MDDS/MD/MSc life
sciences. Application must be supported with an approved research plan by a
supervisor duly recognized as research guide of an university or research
institute. Selection is based on initial screening and interview. For more
details please write to
Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay house, 24, Homi Modi Street, Fort Mumbai –
Loan scholarships for MS/PhD
studies abroad in the field of
Biochemistry, Business administration, chemistry, computer science, English
Literature, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physics. Eligibility criteria are
graduate with consistent academic record in the respective discipline. Selection
based on initial screening of application and subsequent interview. Repayment
has to be done after the completion of degree. Award amount ranges from
50000-200000. For more details write to The Director, J N Tata Endowment, Bombay
house, 24, Homi Modi Street, Fort, Mumbai – 400001,
D Sethna Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are awarded in
the field of science and technology. For more information regarding application
form and application procedure write to
Executive, R D Sethna Scholarship Fund, Esplanade House, 29, Waudby Road, Mumbai
Scholarships are awarded in
the form of training grants in the field of medicine, science and technology.
For more information regarding application form and application procedure write
Director, R D Birla Smarak Kosh medical research center, Bombay Hospital trust,
Hospital Avenue, Mumbai – 400020
Interest free loan
scholarships are awarded to the deserving students in the area of
Natural science, Medicine, Business Management, Survey and prospecting of
Mineral resources of the country, Alternate sources of energy, Oceanography, Off
shore drilling, Harvesting of ocean wealth, water management, Agriculture
research and Engineering, Transportation, High tech electronics, Economics and
other emerging areas related to science and tech. Eligibility criteria are
graduate with consistent academic record. Award duration is for two years. For
more information please write to The Managing Trustee, K C Mahindra Education
Trust, Cecil court, Mahakavi Bhusan Marg, Mumbai 400039
Scholarships in the area of
science and technology. Duration is two years. For more information please write
to The Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 18 Institutional
area, Lodi road, New Delhi – 110003
Highly prestigious and huge
scholarship from Indian source. Scholarships are awarded for MS/PhD studies both
in India and Abroad. To be eligible for application the applicant must have
secured confirmed admission in reputed universities India/Abroad. Selection is
made through initial screening of application and subsequent interview. For more
information please write to Inlaks Scholarships P.O. Box 2108. Delhi 110007.
The Aga Khan Foundation
provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to
outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of
financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis
through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The
Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also
willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are
necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be
considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in
Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan
Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered;
neither are applications from students who have already started their course of
Six scholarships are awarded
to Indian students each year for degree leading to PhD at Cambridge University.
For more information write to The Office of Indian Secretary, Rhodes Scholarship
Selection Committee, PO Box 2108, Delhi 110007.
Fellowships are awarded to bright students and teachers to work with fellows on
research-oriented projects. Approximately 75 such fellowships to students and 25
fellowships to teachers are offered every year with travel and living expenses
paid. Announcements inviting applications appear in Resonance and Current
Science around November-December, and the selected applicants notified by
February-March can avail the fellowships for two months between April and July.
The fellowship is very prestigious. M.Sc first students in any branch of life
science are eligible to apply. All of the selected candidate candidates are
provided with a stipend of 3000 pm.
Scholarships are awarded for
postgraduate studies only (MS/PhD) both in India and abroad. Selection process
is through an initial application and interview.
Institute of Science Bangalore administers KVPY. The "Kishor
Yojana" is an ongoing programme started by the
Department of Science
and Technology, Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences,
Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of
the programme is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for
research. Available to students studying XI, XII, B.Sc., M.Sc. B.E., B.Tech,
B.Arch, M.B.B.S. etc. This programme strives to assist the students to
realise their potential and to ensure that the best
scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country.
Generous scholarships will be provided (up to the pre-PhD.
level) to the selected students. For more information please write to
The Convener, Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 560012
Various fellowships are
available for studies in Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Portugal and
other countries. Then scholarships are available for MS/PhD, and short-term
scholarships are administered by British Council India. Please click the link to
get an updated information.
India Oil Scholarships
Ministry of Human Resource
Development awards scholarships to girls who are only child of their parents for
Postgraduate studies in India in any discipline. More information may be
requested from Joint Secretary (sa), University Grants Commission, UGC block,
Delhi University, South Campus Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi- 100 021
The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities & Colleges. The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake Postdoctoral research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Universities and Colleges. The candidate should have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit and evidence of independent research work. The upper age for male applicants is 50 years as on 1 July, of the year and 55years in the case of female candidates. The total tenure is 5 (five) years (i.e. non extendable). The value of the Associateship shall be Rs.12,000/- p.m. (fixed for five years i.e. non extendable) with an annual contingency grant of 30,000/-p.a. and Departmental Assistance @ 10% of Associateship to the host Institution & H.R.A. (as per rules). The applications in the prescribed format given below, may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, UGC BLOCK, DELHI UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAMPUS BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI- 100 021, duly forwarded through the University/Institute/College where the fellow desire to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (non-extendable).
The Scheme has been initiated keeping in view of social background of candidates from the deprived section of the Society and to provide them opportunity to undertake Post-Graduate Level studies in professional subjects like Engg. & Tech., Management, Pharmacy (etc. in Indian Universities and Colleges). The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake Post Graduate Level Studies in Professional Subjects at Indian Universities and Colleges. The candidate should have graduation degree in the relevant subject and obtained admissible at the Post-Gradate Level in any of the professional subject in a recognized Universities/Colleges. The upper age limit for male applicants is 45 years as on Ist July on the year of and 50 years in the case of female candidates. The tenure of fellowship for completion of Post-Graduate. The value of scholarship shall be for professional courses Rs. 5,000/-p.m. with the Contingency of Rs. 15,000/-p.a and for other courses Rs. 3,000/-p.m. with the contingency of Rs. 10,000/-p.a. respectively. The applications in the prescribed format given below, may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, UGC BLOCK, DELHI UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAMPUS, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI- 100 021, duly forwarded through the University/Institute/College where the fellow desire to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (non-extendable).
The University Grants
Commission awards fellowship under the above scheme for SC/ST candidates The
scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the
candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them
opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engg. &
Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities & Colleges.
The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of
financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies
leading to M.Phil and Ph.D in Science, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social
Sciences. The candidate should have a post graduate degree in the concerned
subject. He/she should preferably be registered for M.Phil or Ph.D. in any
University/Institution in India. The applications in the prescribed format given
below, may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY, (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS
COMMISSION, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, SOUTH CAMPUS, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI-110
021 duly forwarded through the universities/Institutions/Colleges where the
fellow desires to undertake research work within one month from the date
of issue of advertisement (nonextendable). The application form must be filled
in carefully. Attested copies of all certificates and degrees including
caste/tribe certificates must be enclosed along with the Application. Direct &
incomplete applications are liable to be rejected. The selection will be made on
the basis of the percentage of marks of the candidates in their Post Graduate
examination. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final.
Fellowship amount is 8000 pm
plus contingency grant of 10000 pa.
Council For Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts all
India National Eligibility Test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship at
all CSIR research laboratories and university departments for higher education
leading to the degree of PhD. The test is conducted twice a year, in June and
December. The test details are advertised in all leading Indian dailies. The
fellowship amount is Rs 8000 pm plus a contingency grant of 20000 pa for the
first two years and 10000 pm plus annual contingency of 20000 pa for the nest
Senior research fellowships
(SRF) are awarded to working professional in government research laboratories or
university departments who have at least two years of research/teaching
experience. Applications are invited through advertisement in leading Indian
dailies. Candidates who hold M.Sc/MBBS/MD/M.Tech or equivalent are eligible to
ICMR holds a national level
examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for
the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through Indian Council of Medical
Research. The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible
candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college /
hospital / university / national laboratory / institution of higher learning and
research as applicable. The amount of fellowship is Rs 8000
pm for first two years and Rs 10000 pm for the next two years.
Senior Research fellowships
provide opportunities to bright young men and women to pursue research and
training invariably leading to Ph.D/MD etc. under experienced
researchers/investigators of repute in the field of biomedicine.
Senior research fellowships (SRF) are awarded to working professional in
government research laboratories or university departments who have at least two
years of research/teaching experience. Applications for Senior Research fellows
received through out the year on the prescribed format.
The STS program provides an
opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with
research techniques, methodology and also with preparing reports.
It is expected that the Guides provide ample support and guidance to the
student in their endeavor.
In association with Indian
Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Department of Biotechnology awards Post
doctoral fellowships to Indian nationals. The applicant must possess PhD/MD/MS
in Biomedical Sciences/Life Sciences. Those who have submitted the thesis are
also eligible to apply. The award amount is 12,000 pm and contingency grant of
50,000 pa. The award is tenable for a period of two years. The selection is made
through an interview conducted at IISc Bangalore
These are recently introduced
fellowships for M.Sc students in any field of Life Sciences. The fellowship is
tenable in any University/Institute in India where the candidate can register
for PhD. The applicants should be below the age of 28 years, and 33 years in
case of reserved categories, and women candidates. Candidates with 60%(55% for
reserved categories) of the total marks (equivalent in grade) are eligible. The
fellowship will be initially for a period of 3 years extendable for 2 more years
based on performance. By the end of 2nd year the performance of JRF
will be assessed and will be upgraded to SRF. The fellowship as JRF / SRF will
be @ Rs. 8, 000/-/ 9000/- per month + HRA as per host Institute norms, and a
research contingency of Rs.30, 000/- per year. The candidates will be selected
based on a written admission test,“Biotechnology Eligibility Test” (BET) to be
conducted at five different centers, namely, Anna University (Chennai), Sri
Venkateshwara College (New Delhi), West Bengal University of Technology
(Kolkata), Hyderabad and University of Pune (Pune).
Three categories of award are available. Please click the link to know more.