BIRAC-Call For Proposal


Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies.

E-Yuva scheme is mandated to promote a culture of applied research and need-oriented (societal or industry) entrepreneurial innovation among young students and researchers. The scheme provides funding support (through fellowship and research grant), technical and business mentoring, exposure to bioincubation model, orientation to entrepreneurial culture etc. to students at various levels including undergraduates, post-graduates and post-doctoral.

E-Yuva Centers (EYCs) are dedicated hubs housed within the University/Institute set up. EYCs offer pre-incubation support and mentor students for innovative translational research.


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The call for Proposals is for seeking applications from University/Institutions for setting up of E-YUVA Centres.

E-Yuva Centers (EYCs) are housed within the University/Institute set up and mentored by a BIRAC BioNEST supported bio-incubator. EYCs act as anchors and extend requisite support and mentoring to students. Each EYC has a BIRAC supported pre-incubation space which offers infrastructure and equipment for basic research and experimentation by selected students. Advanced research needs are fulfilled through bio-incubator connect.

University/Institution established as a legal entity under the relevant Law of India having at least 51% Indian stakeholders (owners/partners/trustees/ members/associates etc.). The University/Institution could be Public (Central/State)/Private owned.


Mandatory Eligibility Criteria:

The Applicant University/Institute should:

  1. Have a Department in Life Sciences stream (Biotechnology/Biosciences/Agriculture /Horticulture/ Food technology etc.)
  2. Be in existence for at least 3 years as on date of announcement of call.
  3. Have an Innovation supporting formal body
  4. Offer dedicated space of approx. 3,000 sq. ft. & relevant infrastructure ready for use


  1. Connect with a Bio-incubator
  2. Network of experts who can provide technical/business mentorship to fellows

Applications from Tier II/III cities are encouraged

E-YUVA scheme allows only online submission of proposals.

For proposal submission please register on BIRAC website “”.

User registration is open round the clock.

Proposal Submission



26th January, 2020

28th February, 2020 (05:30 PM)


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Announcement Date: 26-01-2020
Last Submission Date: 28-02-2020 05:30 PM

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