The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has introduced a new programme on the Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) to distinguish outstanding contributions of active/ retired Indian scientists in biotechnology and related fields and to make use of their domain expertise in their areas of prominence for advancement of R&D in Biotech, Teaching and Training in the North Eastern States (NER) of India.


  • The award will be awarded to still in service or retired Indian scientists or technologists, below the age of 70 years as on 30th September 2016.
  • Those persons who are in service must get their applications forwarded through proper channel, with validation from the Head of their parent institution.

Number of Awards:

  • Up to 12 for the year 2016-17; if the Committee finds more eligible candidates, the number can be increased.


  • 3 months to one year

Award value:

  • The Visiting Professor will receive emoluments ranging from from Rs. 75,000/ month to Rs. 100,000/month with HRA based on the level of experience and expertise.
  • economy class return airfare
  • consumable grant upto Rs. 50,000/annum
  • contingency grant of Rs. 25,000/ (fixed)
  • Bench Fee provided to the Host institution is as follows: Rs.25, 000/- for three months tenure; Rs.50, 000/- for six months tenure, Rs.75, 000/- for 9 months tenure, and Rs.100, 000/- for one year tenure.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India
Fellowship Level Faculty
Country India
Subject areas Biotechnology
Fellowship amount Varies according to experiance
Eligibility Open for Indian nationals
Deadline 31 August 2016

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