BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC Announces Call for Proposals in the area of Synthetic Biology for Proof of Concept and Early/Late Stage validation Last date for proposal submission:1st July, 2019

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking, of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has been set up to nurture the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem, support Start-ups and SME’s for innovation research and promote affordable product development through public-private partnership


  1. Pathway engineering/genome engineering in microorganisms and algae for:
    • Fine chemicals
    • Speciality chemicals
    • Polymers
    • Biolubricants
    • Hydrocarbons
  2. Improved enzyme systems
  3. Development of synthetic genetic parts and synthetic circuits  

  • A single or consortia of Indian company (ies)*,
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Academia
  • Start-ups
  • Non-academic Individuals


The proposals can be applied either alone, or in collaboration where applicable as per

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Proposals are required to be submitted online only.

For more details, about registration and proposal submission, please log on to BIRAC website (

Last date for proposal submission: 30th June 2019

For further details, please contact:

GM & Head – Technical;

Senior Manager – Technical

Announcement Date: 15-05-2019
Last Submission Date: 01-07-2019

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