BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC SITARE - Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Grand Award SITARE - GYTI : Last Date has been extended upto 15th November,2019 05:30 P.M.

Students Innovations for Translation & Advancement of Research Explorations (SITARE) Scheme is aimed at supporting innovative student projects in the area of biotechnology. The scheme’s mandate is to promote and encourage young students for embracing translational research (defined under Section 4) to develop innovative products and technologies addressing unmet needs. SITARE-GYTI Award Grant is not a usual research fellowship. The scheme also provides an opportunity for orientation, training and mentoring through residential workshops etc.

  • 15 innovative student projects will receive funding support of upto INR 15 lakhs each.
  • SITARE-GYTI encourages postgraduate and doctoral students to undertake projects with commercial potential leading to creation of biotech startups.
  • The fund recipients are recognized as BIRAC’s SITARE-GYTI beneficiaries.

An Indian Student pursuing Masters /Ph.D* in any discipline is eligible to apply for this award grant. The student should have a valid ID issued by the Institution/University. A No objection Certificate (NoC), as per prescribed format needs to be submitted along with application.


*Exceptions for exceptional talent: Meritorious candidature outside the above eligibility criteria may be considered for SITARE with approval of BIRAC’s competent authority.

Proposals shall be submitted online only during an active Call for Proposals.


Apply before 31st October, 2019 (05:30 p.m.)

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Announcement Date: 20-09-2019
Last Submission Date: 15-11-2019 05:30 PM

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