Young Investigators Programme In Biotechnology (YIPB)

Young researchers are supported to pursue their innovation and research in emerging and frontline areas of research in Biotechnology, in any branch of biotechnology related to medical, agriculture, veterinary, environment, marine, industrial or bioresources. The young researchers are selected based on peer-review and through evaluation by expert committee.

Applications are invited twice every year during January and June.

  • Maximum support upto Rs. 30 lakhs (excluding overhead charges @ 10% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1.5 lakhs) for a period not exceeding three years.
  • Young Scientists without fellowship / salary are eligible for a lump sum fellowship of Rs. 35,000/- per month, in addition to the support for travel, contingency, consumables and minor equipment. Principal Investigator having regular position can seek manpower

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. Five years relaxation in age would be available to scientists belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category.

The Advisor Kerala Bio-Technology Commission Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004 Telephone: (0471) 2548406, 2548259 E-mail: