Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme (IBRS)

Kerala Biotechnology Commission under the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment invites research proposals under Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme to facilitate Academia-Industry interaction. The project proposals should be result-oriented with the aim of commercializing the product or process or service that would result from the project.


The scheme is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to Scientists 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 minimum of 25% of the financial requirements.

The Maximum grant for a project shall be Rs. 25 lakhs (Rupees Twenty Five Lakhs only) for three years excluding overhead cost. Grants will be paid for specific projects to cover expenditure on various heads like manpower (Project Fellow @ Rs 14,000/- + 10% HRA/PM or a technical assistant for Rs 10500/- PM), equipment, consumables, travel (maximum up to Rs 20, 000/-), contingency (maximum up to Rs 40, 000/-). In addition, the host institution will be eligible for an overhead @ 10% of total the allocated budget. For the industrial collaborator who is willing to share part of the expenses, 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 

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. 10 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 December 30, 2016

Kerala Biotechnology Commission


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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