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Call for BRSI Annual Awards Nominations for 2020 and Fellows for 2021

04/15/2021 BRSI

Call for BRSI Annual Awards Nominations for 2020 and Fellows for 2021

The Biotech Research Society, India [BRSI- www.brsi.in] is a registered non-profit society established with the aim to promote R&D in biotechnology, bring interaction between academic institutes and biotech industries, interact with industries and help them in resolving their problems as well make them aware with the new developments in biotech sector, provide and arrange training in biotechnology, dissemination of biotech knowledge through the organization of lectures, seminars and symposia on scientific programs and societal missions. BRSI confers awards under various categories to encourage and suitably rewards its members for their scientific contributions for the work carried out in the India (except for Overseas Fellows).

Nominations are invited for the following BRSI Annual Awards and election of Fellows:

  1. Life-Time Achievement Award: Members of BRSI above the age of 55 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in Biotech R&D for life time contribution to the field of Biotechnology would be eligible. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 50,000 cash.
  2. Young Scientist Award: Members of BRSI of 35 years or below as on 31st December 2020 involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding contributions would be eligible. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 25,000 cash. 
  3. Woman Scientist Award: Women members of BRSI below the age of 45 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding contributions would be eligible. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 25,000 cash.
  4. Industrial Medal Award: Members of BRSI involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding contribution, which has resulted in commercialization of a product/process. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 25,000 cash. 
  5. Fellow of BRSI: Eminent members of BRSI above the age of 45 years as on 31st December 2020  having long-standing and significant contribution to the field working in various areas of biotechnology shall be considered to be elected as Fellow of BRSI (FBRS). 
  6. Honorary Fellow of BRSI: Eminent persons above the age of 45 years as on 31st December 2020 who have rendered distinguished service to the nation in Biotechnology shall be considered to be conferred as Honorary Fellow of BRSI.  Award carries a citation and a memento. Nomination can be made by the members of the Board of BRSI. For this, the nominee may or may not be member of BRSI.
  7. AU-CBT Excellence Awards for Research Scholars (Two awards): Members of BRSI registered for PhD studies in any Indian university/institute below the age of 30 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding performance. Award carries a citation and Rs. 5000 cash for each.
  8. Malaviya Memorial Awards for Teaching Faculties (Two awards – one for Young Faculty below the age of 40 years and one for the Senior Faculty above the age of 40 years as on 31st December 2020): Members of BRSI working as teachers involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding contribution. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 cash, respectively.
  9. SBC-MKU Genomics Award: Members of BRSI below the age of 40 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in R&D in the area of Molecular Biology/Genomics/Metabolic Engineering/ Genetics/Genetic Engineering for outstanding contribution. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 10,000 cash. 
  10. Prof SB Chincholkar Memorial Award: Members of BRSI above the age of 40 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in R&D in the area of Food/Agriculture Biotechnology/Bioenergy for outstanding contribution. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 25,000 cash. 

BHU Centennial Award (Two awards): Members of BRSI above the age of 50 years as on 31st December 2020 involved in Biotech R&D for outstanding contributions. Award carries certificate, citation and Rs 25,000 cash

General terms and conditions:

  1. Nominee should be a BRSI member on at least one year standing on the closing date of award call (i.e., should have joined on or before 1st August 2019).
  2. A member who won an award under any category will not be eligible to apply for next THREE years for any other award (i.e., those won any award for the year 2017, 2018 or 2019, or Fellow in 2018, 2019 or 2020 will not be eligible to apply against this call).
  3. Age certificate (copy of passport, 10th class school certificate or birth certificate) is required as the proof of age.
  4. The work for which nomination is made must have been carried out in India (except for Overseas Fellow award).
  5. Each nomination must be proposed and seconded by two persons, out of whom one should be Fellow or Life member of BRSI.
  6. For AU-CBT Excellence Awards for Research Scholars, the nominee should be a full-time registered scholar working in India (part-time researchers and persons working under FIP/QIP are not eligible). Those who have submitted the thesis would also not be eligible. Status certificate from the Head of Institute/HOD of University department of current date required.
  7. Malaviya Memorial Awards are meant only for the teaching faculties for their R&D contributions. Members from the R&D institute involved in research on full-time basis are not eligible for this. However, those getting this award would not be eligible to apply for BHU Centennial award.
  8. Those getting BHU Centennial award would subsequently be eligible to apply only for Industrial Medal, Fellow and Time-Time Achievement award.
  9. Those elected as Fellow subsequently would be eligible to apply only for Industrial Medal, BHU Centennial and Life-Time Achievement award.
  10. The criteria for the awards are performance based on publications/ impact factors/ citations/ patents/ technology transfers, etc. However, for certain categories of awards, due consideration will be given to the nominees for their contribution for the growth of the BRSI (see clause 16, part A of form).
  11. A member can apply only for one award in the given year.
  12. The evaluation sheet must be filled properly and for each point, numbered and flagged documentary support must be provided, failing with that would not be considered.
  13. Nomination form can be obtained from the homepage of the Society at www.brsi.in
  14. Last date to receive the nominations is July 31, 2021; 5.00 pm.
  15. Incomplete applications will be rejected without any communication to the nominee.
  16. Award winners will be notified in the last week of September/first week of October, 2021.

 

Application should be submitted online by login at https://portal.brsi.in/login. All supporting documents should be uploaded as separate PDF file in online submission portal on or before 31st July 2021. In addition to online submission, the complete application with all documents and  score sheet should be sent as a single PDF file by email to brsi.india@gmail.com on or before 31st July 2021.  If you face any difficulty in online submission, please contact to brsi.india@gmail.com

 

Incomplete applications or those without supporting documents as mentioned in the Score Sheet and those without numbered flags in hard copy would be rejected without any further notice.


AWARD NOMINATION FORM