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

The programme aims at providing opportunities to Young Faculty and Scientists in Biotechnology to have national and/or international collaborative research training and exposure to advanced techniques and technologies in emerging fields of biotechnology. The Fellowship is envisaged to help the candidate for furthering his/her research capability and expertise to contribute to higher education with a global perspective as well as to forge long-term relationships with distinguished experts in these fields.

Fellowship of USD 1500 per month (in equivalent Indian Currency) in cases where the host institution is outside India. The fellowship will be Rs 50,000/- per month if the host institution is within India.

A contingency grant to meet the expenses for local travel, VISA fee, insurance etc. will also be paid as per actuals subjected to a ceiling of Rs 50,000/-.

CM-CAB Fellowships are offered to scientists/faculty who are permanent employees of an academic/research institute in the Kerala State.

The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employer/head of the institution with the commitment to depute them for research/training under CM-CAB. The pay and allowances during the fellowship period will have to be paid by the institution to the candidate.

The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in biotechnology related subjects and should have proven record of independent research work evidenced by publications in peer reviewed, indexed journals and patents.

Age Limit – 37 years, with 5 years relaxation in the case of SC/ST and/or Women Candidates

The Scientist-in-charge,
Kerala Bio-Technology Commission
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
Phone: (0471) 2548406, 2548254  E-mail: