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CRP – ICGEB Research Grant 2011 for Applicants from Developing Countries: basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.

The Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants is a unique source of funding aimed at financing those projects addressing original scientific questions that show a potential contribution of particular relevance for the applicant’s country. The programme was established in 1988 with the specific aim to:
-stimulate collaborative research in Member States;
-promote training of young scientists;
-facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities in promising Institutes.
The programme provides support for research projects in many fields of basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.
Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the Member States listed in the Annex A. The maximum number of project proposals that may be submitted by each country is three (3) and Liaison Officers are requested to submit to ICGEB, on or before the closing date, a final list summarising their
endorsed proposals.
Project proposals must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) in English, in original with one double-sided copy, duly endorsed by the ICGEB Liaison Officer (see Form A for name and full postal
coordinates). Forms submitted without the necessary signatures and endorsement will not be considered. Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but it is not mandatory to apply for funding. Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
– if previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
-if the University or Research Institute of the PI is based in Italy or India.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
31 March 2011: Suggested deadline for submission to the ICGEB Liaison Officers for endorsement.
30 April 2011: Endorsed applications to be submitted to ICGEB – Office of the Director-General,

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Debesh-Kamal Scholarship for Higher Education/Research Abroad: humanities and the basic sciences

Debesh-Kamal Scholarships will be awarded by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, to deserving candidates for the purpose of higher education/research abroad. The scholarship will be open to Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, or religious faith.


i) Applications for the scholarships, as well as any subsequent correspondence, are to be addressed to the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 700 029, and the envelopes should carry the inscription ‘Debesh-Kamal Scholarship’.

ii) Candidates will have to submit, along with their applications, a Postal Order/ Bank Draft for Rs. 100/- in favour of the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, as the application fee which is not refundable.

Qualification and Age

i) The candidates must have a uniformly good academic record with first class marks at the Honours or Post-graduate level, relaxable by the Selection Committee.
ii) They should not ordinarily be more than 30 years of age. Exceptions may be made for short-term post-graduate or post-doctoral researchers.

Area of Study
The preferred subjects of study/research are the humanities and the basic sciences, but candidates in other disciplines, such as social sciences and applied science and technology, will also be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 April, 2011

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