BIRAC

Empowering Youth for Undertaking Value Added Innovative Translational Research (E-YUVA)

 

About the Scheme:

E-Yuva scheme aims to promote a culture of applied research and need-oriented (societal or industry) entrepreneurial innovation among young students and researchers.

 

The scheme is implemented through E-YUVA Centres (EYCs) to inculcate entrepreneurial culture through fellowship, pre-incubation and mentoring support. EYCs are housed within the University/Institute set up and mentored by a BIRAC BioNEST supported bio-incubator.

BIRAC supported EYCs encompass the following:

  • Pre-incubation space (3,000 sq. ft. or more)
  • Manage Fellowships for students as per categories mentioned above
  • Conduct Entrepreneurial Awareness Workshops for students

 

The scheme provides support for students under following two categories:

  1. BIRAC’s Innovation Fellows (for post graduates and above)
  2. BIRAC’s E-Yuva Fellows (for under graduate students)

Fellows will be selected through National level application and shortlisting process in collaboration with EYCs and EYC knowledge partners

E-Yuva Knowledge Partner

For the mentoring of Innovation Fellows and for providing overall guidance to EYCs, BIRAC will assign engagement with BioNEST supported Bio-incubators. The knowledge partner will engage with the fellows throughout the award period and provide overall guidance. Bio-incubators will act as brand ambassador for the program and will help in its outreach.

Click here to view the BIRAC’s BioNEST Incubators:  https://www.birac.nic.in/bionest.php

 

BIRAC Currently has five E-YUVA Centres (Earlier known as University Innovation Clusters):


Anna University, Chennai


Panjab University, Chandigarh


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore


University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad


University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

 

UICs are acting as the nerve centre to promote the innovation culture at University level.  In addition to facilitating the creation of networks, partnerships between stakeholders to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, UICs provide pre-incubation support to innovative ideas, innovators for effective translation into products.

Categories of Fellows:

  • Post Doc. Fellows: BIRAC Innovation Fellowship @ Rs. 50,000/- p.m. & Innovation Grant of Rs. 5,00,000 p.a.

  • Post Graduate Fellows: BIRAC Innovation Fellowship @ Rs. 30,000/- p.m. & Innovation Grant of Rs. 2,00,000 p.a.

 

Who can apply?

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Applicants who have completed their Ph.D in any field of science including but not limited to Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Biophysics/ Botany/ Zoology/ Pharmacology/ Biotechnology/ Agricultural Biotechnology or any other related field in biological sciences Students pursuing Ph.D. will not be considered and those selected will not be allowed to register for Ph.D. during the fellowship tenure. All selected fellows must carry out their work full time at UIC

Post-Graduate Fellow:

  • Applicants who have completed their Masters/B.Tech/ B.Pharma/B.E in any field of science including but not limited to Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Biophysics/ Botany/ Zoology/ Pharmacology/ Biotechnology/ Agricultural Biotechnology or any other related field in biological sciences

 

Duration of Fellowship:

  • Fellowship is for a period of 18 months with a provision of 6 months extension only for deserving cases.

 

DOWNLOADS

Click here to view guidelines (E-YUVA Scheme)