BIRAC Social Innovator (SPARSH Fellows) Program

BIRAC Social Innovator (SPARSH Fellows) Program

BIRAC Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020 – Sparsh is the Social Innovation program for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health. The programme is initiated by BIRAC under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

About SPARSH

  • SPARSH is the social innovation program of BIRACE and SIIP (Social Innovation Immersion Program) is one of its components under which a pool of “Social Innovators/SPARSH Fellows” is being created to identify and address the social problems through biotechnological interventions.
  • The program is being implemented through 14 SPARSH Centres who would provide all the requisite support to the Social Innovators in the following thematic areas:
    1. Maternal and Child Health
    2. Ageing and Health
    3. Food and Nutrition
    4. Waste to Value
    5. Combating environmental Pollution
    6. Agri-Tech

Eligibility Criteria

Indian Undergraduate (B.Tech, BE, MBBS) or postgraduate (MSc, MS, M.Tech, MPhil, MD) & PhD below 35 years from fields of Life Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, & Human Biology.

Features

  • Rs. 50,000 pm fellowship
  • Rs. 5 Lakhs mini kick-start grant
  • Clinical Rural Immersion
  • Access to BIRAC network
  • Mentoring by expects
  • Opportunities for future funding

Important Date

Start applicationDecember 2019
Last date to applyJanuary 2020

Application Process

  • Candidate can apply online www.birac.nic.in
  • For submitting application and queries please log in to BIRAC Website www.birac.nic.in

Contact Details

1st Floor ,MTNL Building ,9 , CGO Complex, 
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
E-mail address : [email protected]
Phone : + 91-11-24389600
Website : https://birac.nic.in/

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