Young Investigators Programme in Biotechnology (YIPB)


Kerala Biotechnology Commission under the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment has been extending project mode support to young researchers through Young Investigators Programme in Biotechnology (YIPB) to provide quick research support to pursue their ideas in newly emerging and front line areas of research in Biotechnology.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant should possess (a) PhD in any branch of Life Sciences (b) Three years Post- Doctoral experience in Biotechnology and (c) The candidate should be less than 40 years of age.  Relaxation in age would be available to scientists belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category.
Funding pattern
Proposals can be submitted in any branch of biotechnology related to medical, agriculture, veterinary, environment, marine, industrial or bioresources. Post-Doctoral students/Research Associates not having permanent positions can also be Principal Investigator provided a senior faculty/scientist holding permanent positions shall associate as Co-Principal Investigator. The total funding provided is up to a maximum of Rs. 30.00 lakhs (excluding overhead charges) for a period not exceeding three years. If the proposed objectives can be achieved in less than three years, the budget may be reduced accordingly. Young Scientists not drawing any other fellowship/salary are eligible for a lump sum fellowship of Rs. 35,000/- per month from the grants, in addition to the support for travel, contingency, consumables and minor equipments. PI with  regular position can  seek manpower at junior level (Project Fellow  or Technical Assistant as per KSCSTE Rules)  Overhead Charges @ 10% of the project cost will be provided to the implementing institution over and above the project cost. The sanctioned projects may be operated in Research Institutes/Colleges, University Departments or selected National Research Institutes within the state.

How to apply?

The interested candidates may submit 7 copies of their proposal along with a soft copy (in CD) in the prescribed format . Application should be endorsed and forwarded by the Head of the Institution and may be sent 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.


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