Applications are now open for the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship (RRF) 2023-2024. This prestigious fellowship is offered by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, to Indian Nationals working in overseas research institutions who are interested in conducting scientific research in India.
The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship aims to encourage Indian scientists who have gained valuable research experience abroad to return to India and contribute to the country’s scientific growth. The fellowship provides an opportunity for these researchers to establish their independent research careers in India.
Under the DBT-RRF scheme, selected fellows will receive financial support for a period of five years. This support includes a monthly fellowship, research grants, and other benefits such as contingency grants and overheads for the host institution.
The fellowship is open to scientists from various disciplines of biotechnology and life sciences. The research projects should be in areas that align with the national priorities of India and have the potential for significant scientific impact.
Interested candidates can submit their applications online through the official website of the Department of Biotechnology. The selection process will involve a rigorous evaluation of the applications by a panel of experts. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview before the final selection is made.
By providing a platform for Indian scientists to return and contribute to the scientific research landscape in India, the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship plays a crucial role in fostering scientific innovation and development in the country.
For more information and to apply for the fellowship, please visit the official website of the Department of Biotechnology.