Saturday, February 18, 2012

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Program (BIRAP)
Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India has invited proposals under Contract Research and Services Scheme (CRS) 2012 to facilitate innovative research

About: The programme endeavours to extend its support to Academia in the form of grant-in-aid for validation of the Proof of Concept (PoC) by an Industrial partner. The CRS scheme would support the academia-industry interaction between research institutes, universities, public funded research laboratories, governmental organizations, research foundations and companies / industries under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Organisation: Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India
Programme: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Program (BIRAP)
Who can apply:
  • Public and/or Private Universities and Research Institutions can apply under the Contract Research and Services Scheme with pre-determined company partner(s) having DSIR recognized R&D/Service unit(s).
  • For Contract Research, available leads should be at a level which provides sufficient data for Scale up/Validation and may fall under the following categories but not limited to:
    A: Exploratory validation of technology
    B: Small scale contract research resulting in generating several batches of process or multiple prototypes
    C: Large scale validation of prototype to commercial design
  • For Contract Services there should be a clear justification for services to be outsourced.
  • For primary applicant (academia) - Public and/or Private Universities and Research Institutions having a well established research support system, for basic or applied research are eligible under this scheme. The Research group should necessarily have an established lead (as evidenced by scientific data) ready for validation / outsourced services.
  • For collaborating company(ies) - Only lndian Company(ies), registered under the lndian Companies Act 1956 and in which more than 51% of the ownership is held by lndian Citizens (including NRls) and having DSIR recognised in-house R&D unit, which is interested to perform such a contract research service with academic partner.
How to apply: Proposals are required to be submitted online only. To submit a proposal online, please follow the following steps:
  • Log on the BIRAP website 
  • If you are a registered user, log-on using the credentials, else you need to register your institution with by clicking on New User Registration.
  • In case of new user registration, a computer generated password would be sent to the email-id provided at the time of registration. The password can be changed later.
  • Once you login, you would be navigated to the page displaying CRS Scheme link.
  • Click on the CRS Scheme link under Programmes and the active call would be highlighted.
  • Click on the new call and proceed towards proposal submission.
Further details on How to submit a proposal would be available in the CRS User Guide available on the website.
Last date for submitting proposals: February 29, 2012
Click here to view details
Dr. Renu Swarup
Advisor Incharge-BIRAP
Department of Biotechnology
Block No: 2, 7th Floor
CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi – 110 003
Phone: + 91-11-47744500-10

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