Chief Minister’s Career Advancement In Biotechnology (CM-CAB)

A programme aimed to provide young faculties and scientists in biotechnology, to have national and international collaborative research training, exposure to advanced techniques and technologies in emerging fields of biotechnology, thereby furthering their research capacity and ability to contribute to higher education with a global perspective and forging long-term relationships with distinguished experts in these fields. Currently the programme is tenable in Indian Institutes only.

Fellowship: |

1. Sabbatical: For those who are given sabbatical leave, the salary and service shall be protected by the parent institution, the travel and maintenance allowance (maximum of Rs. 35,000/- month) will be met by KBC. The maximum period of the fellowship shall be 1 year

2. Fully Supportive: For those who have taken leave, the salary will be protected (to the pay level of Assistant Professor / Junior Scientist) by KBC along with maintenance allowance and to and fro travel.

Fellows of both the categories entitled to a one-time personal contingency grant of a maximum Rs. 5 lakhs to cover work expenses and consumables at the host institution.

  • The applicant should be a permanent faculty / scientist in a University/Institution in Kerala. Faculty/Scientists from State Institutions shall be preferred.
  • The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in biotechnology / related subjects. The applicant should have proven record of independent research work evidenced by publications in peer reviewed, indexed journals. Age Limit is 45 years
The Advisor Kerala Bio-Technology Commission Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004, phone: (0471) 2548406, 2548259 E-mail: