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United Nations

Educational, Scientific and

Cultural Organization


an institution of education, training & research

[Established by Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under the auspices of UNESCO]

Adv. No.1/12


The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) invites applications for Young Visiting Scientists Award from the eligible candidates residing in the regional member countries of UNESCO (other than India). The Young Visiting Scientists Award will be initially for one year extendable for another year on merit basis.

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) has been established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under an agreement with UNESCO as its Category II Centre. It is designed to be a Centre of excellence in biotechnology with intimate contributions from the countries of the region and academic institutions from the rest of world. It provides a meeting place where innovation, enterprise and industrial development will germinate.

The objective of the Young Visiting Scientists Award is to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology related but not limited to structural, systems and synthetic biology, nano science & technology, cellular and molecular biology, disease biology and data-intensive discovery research under the mentorship of senior faculty at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology. Young Scientists below the age of 35 having PhD degree in any discipline of natural science are eligible to apply. The candidates selected for the Young Visiting Scientists Award will be given one to and fro international fare, leased residential accommodation and medical coverage in addition to the Award of Rs. 40,000/- per month. The Awardee shall not be entitled to draw any other remuneration, fellowship or salary. They will have to obtain inter-governmental clearances and international passport and visa on their own. However necessary documents will be provided to them for the purpose.

Interested candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from the website, to the Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 180, Udyog Vihar, Phase- I, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana (India) so as to reach latest by March 15, 2012. A copy of the duly filled in application form should also be sent on the email ID

Deadline: March 15, 2012

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