Har-Gobind Khorana Innovative Young Biotechnologist Fellowship (IYBF) 2024

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Har-Gobind Khorana Innovative Young Biotechnologist Fellowship (IYBF) 2024

Brief Description:

Har-Gobind Khorana Innovative Young Biotechnologist Fellowship (IYBF) 2024 is an opportunity offered by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire to pursue research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. The selected candidate will receive ₹1,30,000 per year for 3 years along with non-recurring support provided in the first year only for procurement of equipment essentially required for carrying out the research activities of the proposed project.


To be eligible, an applicant must:-

  • be an Indian citizen
  • hold a regular position in India
  • be below 35 years of age on the last date of submission of application (Note:– Age relaxation of 5 years is applicable for SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category.)
  • hold a Ph.D. degree in any branch of Life Sciences, Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences OR
  • hold a master’s degree in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/Technology (M.Tech. degree or AICTE designated equivalent)
  • have an excellent academic track record
  • have published high-quality papers in the best journals or invented technologies as evidenced by granted Indian and/or International patents
  • have completed 3 years in India after joining of regular position in India and published high-quality papers in the best journals (Note – The published work after joining in Indian institutions will be considered only for the screening and selection for award of fellowship.)


The selected fellow will receive the following awards upon selection:-

Description Amount  Comment
Equipment and accessories Up to ₹10,00,000
Cash Fellowship ₹1,30,000 per year for 3 years
Manpower (either one JRF or one SRF or one Project Assistant or Project Associate Level I/II As per a recent DST O.M. issued in this regard
Consumables, Contingencies & Travel  Up to ₹10,00,000 per year Travel expenditure is to be restricted up to ₹50,000 per year
Overheads As per DBT rules


  • Application proforma
  • Academic transcripts, including marksheets/certificates
  • Birth certificate and other requisite documents

Note:- The above documents must be uploaded in PDF format with a maximum size of 4MB.

Apply here:

Application form

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