BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR SETTING UP OF E-YUVA CENTRES 1st July -16th August, 2023 | Call extended till 17 August, 2023

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit, Section 8, Public Sector Enterprise set up in 2012 with a mandate to strengthen and empower emerging Biotech enterprises.

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 the bioincubation model, orientation to entrepreneurial culture etc. to students at various levels including undergraduates, post-graduates and post-doctoral.

E-YUVA Centers 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 Universities/Institutions for setting up E-YUVA Centres.

E-Yuva Centers are housed within the University/Institute set-up. It acts as an anchor and extends 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.

  • Applications are invited from Tier II/III cities
  • University/Institution established as a legal entity under the relevant Law of India has 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 the 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

E-YUVA scheme allows only online submission of proposals.

For proposal submission please register on the BIRAC website “”.

User registration is open round the clock.

Proposal Submission



1'st July, 2023

16th August, 2023 (05:30 PM)


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Announcement Date: 01-07-2023
Last Submission Date: 17-08-2023 05:30 PM

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