Biotechnology Career Advancement & Re-Orientation Programme

In an attempt to enhance the participation of Women Scientists in Biotechnology Research, the Department of Biotechnology launched a Biotechnology Career Advancement and Re-orientation Programme (BioCARe) for women scientists in January, 2011 and first call for applications was announced in the year 2011. The programme is mainly for Career Development of employed/ unemployed women Scientists upto 55 years of age for whom it is the first extramural research grant. The scheme is open for all areas of Life Science / biology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine). Women Scientists who are employed or unemployed or are desirous of coming back after a break can get back to the main stream by getting their first grant as the Principal Investigator. (Women Scientist who have already availed any grant as a Principal Investigator from any Government Funding Agency are not eligible to apply)

Objectives

The purpose is to build capacities for women Scientists employed fulltime in Universities and small research laboratories or unemployed women Scientists after a career break so as to help them undertake independent R&D projects.

Some Success Stories

Out of 165 women scientists who were unemployed at the time of getting their respective BioCARe projects, 22 have got permanent employment.

Outcome of last 5 years

  • No. of Publications: 100
  • No. of patents filed/granted: 2
  • No. of technologies developed/licensed/commercialized/Start-up created: NIL
  • No. of manpower trained:NA
  • Any major facilities supported/created: NIL
  • Any other relevant information which needs to be highlighted (if any): Out of 165 women scientists who were unemployed at the time of getting their respective BioCARe projects, 22 have got permanent employment.

Call for Proposal

5th Call was announced and proposals are being evaluated.

Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Shri. Arvind Duggal, Scientist G
Email duggal[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Programme Officer Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan, Scientist E
Email ssdiwan[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in