Programmes & Schemes

Students Innovations for Advancement of Research Explorations (SITARE)

Students Innovations for Translation & Advancement of Research Explorations (SITARE) Scheme is aimed at supporting innovative student projects in the area of biotechnology. The scheme’s mandate is to promote and encourage young students for embracing translational research (defined under Section 4) to develop innovative products and technologies addressing unmet needs. The scheme has two components: SITARE-Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award Grant (SITARE-GYTI) and SITARE-Appreciation Grant

Programme Type: Human Resource and Development

Ministry / Department: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India

Focus Area: Biotechnology

Target Audience: Undergraduate, Master, PHD

Funding Agency: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)

Eligibility: SITARE-Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award Grant (SITARE-GYTI): Student pursuing Ph.D/Masters in any discipline SITARE-Appreciation Grant: Students pursuing Bachelors programme in any discipline

Purpose: Innovations

Funding Cycle: Annual

Application Method: Online

Fellowship / Financial Assistance: SITARE-Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award Grant (SITARE-GYTI) : 15 innovative student projects will receive funding support of upto INR 15 lakhs each SITARE-Appreciation Grant : INR 1 lakh each

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