Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme (IBRS)


Research proposal under Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme is to facilitate Academia-Industry interaction. The project proposals should be result-oriented with an eye on commercializing the product or process or service that would result from it.

Who can Apply

The scheme is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to Scientists and Technologists of R&D Centres/academic Institutions/Organizations actively involved in biotechnological research with emphasis on areas relating to marine, agriculture, health and environment. The proposals need to be submitted with active collaboration with an industry in which the industrial partner is willing to share 25% of the KBC allocated funds additionally. 


The Maximum grant for a project shall be Rs40 lakhs (Rupees Forty Lakhs only) for three years excluding overhead cost. Grants will be paid for specific projects to cover expenditure on various heads like manpower, acquisition of equipment, consumables, travel  contingency.  In addition, the host institution will be eligible for an overhead of Rs. 2 lakhs for 3 years. For the industrial collaborator who is willing to share 25% of the allocated funds, a clear statement to this effect needs to be submitted along with endorsement from the Head of Organization and should clearly mention the extent of financial support and break-up of the budget. Industry share of 10% of the total grant shall be paid to the Council through DD alongwith the terms and conditionswhich shall be added to the first instalment to the PI, while the remaining 15% shall be paid  in 2 equal instalments to KBC,  also for release along with grant in aid for  the 2nd and 3rd years.

How to apply?
Applications must have the Endorsement from the Head of  the Institution and the Industry and it should be forwarded by the Head of the Institution wherein the work is to be executed. 7 copies Proposals are   to be submitted in the given format available in the website of KBC/KSCSTE    along with a soft copy (in CD)   addressed to The Advisor, Kerala Biotechnology Commission, Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695004.

Last Date of Submission of Proposal is on or before 15 November, 2017


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1 Guidelines
2 Proposal Submission Proforma

   Norms for Submission of SE & UC as per KSCSTE Council(M)OrderNo.144/2017/KSCSTE dated 26-05.2017