Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology
Scholarship Programs

IACBGF 2018, Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships, Dates

IACBGF Fellowships 2018, Career Boosting Gold Fellowships Program

The application has invited for Australian Government, Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships (IACBGF) 2018 which are open to researchers from India. The fellowships will be supported to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in Australia for a period of 3 to 9 months, commencing in 2018.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in Australia.

Study Subject: In the first call, priority will be given to projects that are relevant to one of the following thematic areas and topics – Agricultural Biotechnology and Medical Biotechnology.

Scholarship Award

The fellows would be entitled to:

Monthly Associateship of Rs.150000/-.

Preparatory allowance of Rs.20000/- (one-time grant) and

Cost of the air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back.

The selected applicants may receive the payment of salary and continuance of other service benefits by the institutions to which they belong. However, no liability on any of this account will be borne by DBT.

Fellows must spend a minimum of 3 months on their project at their nominated international host institution in Australia. An IACBG-Fellowship may not exceed 9 months.

Eligibility Criteria for Indo Australian Gold Fellowships 2018

The Fellowships are open to Indian researchers who are currently employed on a full-time basis (need not be a permanent employee) but have not accrued more than 5 years experience as a research scientist since being awarded their PhD.

Eligible applicants include persons employed in a:

-Indian Government agency, statutory body or government-owned corporation;

-Indian based university, institute, or other national research organization; or

-Indian private sector research and development organization.

-Age limit 35 years

Indian applicants must be Indian citizens with their principal place of residence being India.

Unsuccessful applicants in any one round are eligible to re-apply in subsequent rounds.

Fellowships are awarded on an individual basis only. Therefore, interdependent or joint applications will not be considered.

The decision of the IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat regarding applicant eligibility is final.

Indo Australian Gold Fellowships 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection process will be managed by the IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat in liaison with relevant external parties in India and Australia (as required).

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis by a Selection Panel using the selection criteria set out in Section 4 above.

Applicants will only receive advice on receipt of their applications on requesting a receipt.

There is no implicit guarantee of approval at any stage in the process.

The final applicant scores and rankings determined by the Selection Panel will form the basis of a recommendation to the delegated departmental officer for approval.

Indo Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships Application Form

Applications can be sent by post or via email.  All applications must be lodged by 5.00pm on December 31st, 2017.

Late submissions will not be accepted. The following copies of the application must be submitted:

  • One unbound, single-sided original copy (clipped, not stapled)
  • Five (5) spiral bound copies
  • Soft copy of a Microsoft Word file by email

Applications can be mailed to:

Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology

Block No. 2, 7th Floor, Room No. 517, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 INDIA

Email: [email protected], Website:

Indo Australian Gold Fellowships Last Date 2018

Applications Open: November 01st 2017

Closing Date for Applications: December 31st, 2017

Selection Process completed: February 2018

Letters of offer to successful applicants: March 2018

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