The Young Investigator Program (YIP) is for exceptionally talented, young scientists who want to establish themselves promptly as independent researchers.
Duration: 5 years (to be reviewed after 3 years)
Number of fellowships: at least 1 every year
- Applicant is eligible if he/she has just finished their PhD degree and would like to work independently;
- Applicant may be a young scientist with some post-doctoral experience who would like to explore a specific question; and those who have embarked on a completely new direction early in their career.
- Institute encourages approaches that address new questions or take novel paths.
- There are no targeted specific areas of hiring and appointments are made in research areas across biology.
- Although applicants in new disciplines are also encouraged, as the boundaries of biological research expand and intersect with the physical sciences, engineering, and medicine.
- The program is open to Indian nationals as well as international applicants are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants with considerable postdoctoral experience (more than 3 years), or who are already senior independent investigators.
- Proposals that are primarily high-throughput screening projects with no central scientific hypothesis are not encouraged.
How to apply:
- In general, the earlier the better. Apply with a precise plan for future research
- Applicant’s track record must show the requisite intellect, technical capabilities, commitment and potential.
- CV with a list of all publications,
- Summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages).
- Reprints of most significant papers (max. 5) as soft copies for ready reference.
- Research proposal describing plans for future research that is planned over a 5-year period (3-5 pages).
- 6 Reference letters with the names and addresses, email.
|Organization||National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)|
|Subject areas||Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences|
|Eligibility||Open for Indian as well as International applicants|
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In developing the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) we were guided by Abraham Flexner when he proposed the creation of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. Flexner pithily expressed his views that the Institute "... should be small, its staff and students or scholars should be few, the administration should be inconspicuous, inexpensive and subordinate; the members of the teaching staff while freed from the waste of time involved in administrative work, should freely participate in decisions involving the quality and direction of its activities; the living conditions should represent a marked improvement over contemporary academic conditions... its subjects should be fundamental in character, and it should develop gradually...". The founder of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research , Homi Bhabha, looked upon the Institute not merely as a place for doing good physics but as an instrument for growing science and scientific culture in India. TIFR’s research activities in physics, mathematics, biology and other areas are well known. Somewhat less known is the fact that it has helped to create a number of other institutions. In the last 15 years alone, TIFR has directly or indirectly catalyzed the formation of six other institutions, the National Centre for Software Technology (NCST, Mumbai and Bangalore), the Society for Applied Microwave Engineering and Electronic Research (SAMEER, Mumbai and Chennai), the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune), the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Mumbai), the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (Pune) and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore). The last three in the above list have been set up directly under the umbrella of TIFR and are governed by its Council of Management.
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