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Young Researcher Award 2010


Young Researcher Award 2010 – Lady Tata Memorial Trust – Mumbai


This Scheme is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. Applicants should have publications in well recognized peer reviewed journals of repute and contributed to knowledge generation that has created significant impact in the field of translational possibilities. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as Award(s) of major academies / societies.


The aim is to reward Young Researchers (< 40 years) who have displayed a potential for high quality research.


All areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology related to human diseases will be covered by this Award.


The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years. The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years’ professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree. The candidate must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute and should be engaged in research and development. Applicants currently working abroad may apply provided that they have confirmed placement in an Institute in India. The awardee will be eligible for regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S & T agencies of the Government of India.


The amount of the Award will be Rs.10,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. In addition, the Young Researcher will receive a contingency grant of Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project under the Award.


The duration of the Award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on a review by the Experts’ Committee.

Processing Fee:

A Money Order of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) should be forwarded in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and the original postal receipt of the same should be attached at the top of the original set of the application form.

Selection Procedure:

The selected applicants will be called for an interview in early March 2010 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be announced in the third week of March 2010. The selected Researcher will be required to commence the Research effective 1st April 2010.

Key Dates

Last Date for Receiving Applications: February 1, 2010

Tentative Interviews: March 1, 2010

Commencement of research: April 1, 2010


Lady Tata Memorial Trust

Bombay House, Homi Mody Street

Mumbai 400 001.

Email: fjguard(AT)

Contact Numbers: 66658282 / 66657465

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