BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC Announces Contract Research and Services Scheme (CRS) - Fifth Call for Proposals

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 25 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as Department of Biotechnology’s interface agency, which serves as a single window for nurturing and promoting innovation led research

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·         Contract Research and Services Scheme(CRS) providessupport to Academia in the form of grant-in-aid for taking proof of concept (PoC) of their leads /technologies towards commercial scale with industry under a specific contract and fee structure.

·         Exploratory research or fundamental discovery with no PoC will be discouraged.

·         The requirements of the Academic groups for some specific services from the industry such as toxicology studies, gene sequencingtowards translational work, studies using specific industrial equipment etc. forming a part of commercial scale development could also be supported under this scheme.

Modalities of Funding


The academic partner will be provided Grant-in-aid for further translational workrequiredat their site(if any) and for thecontract research/service component(s) to be outsourced to the collaborating company(ies).

Academia has to be the primary applicant with one or more partnersof which atleast one of them has to be a company


Primary applicant (academia)


Public/ Private Universities and Research Institutions having a well-established research support system for basic or applied research  are eligible.


Primary applicant may consider the following as partner(s)


a.    Academia that are meeting the criterion mentioned above for the Primary applicant.

b.    Indian Company(ies), registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956  with atleast 51%  Indian shareholding and having DSIR* recognised in-house R&D unit.(*Companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also  be considered)

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Amita Joshi, Programme Manager, BIRAC


User Registration is open round the clock.

Online Proposal Submission would begin from 01stFebruary, 2014

No Hard Copy to be submitted, Proposals submitted online only would be considered.

Last date for Submission of Proposals under  the CRS Scheme: 17th March 2014

Announcement Date: 01-02-2014
Last Submission Date: 17-03-2014 12:00 AM

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