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Chief Minister Career Advancement in Biotechnology

International Collaboration
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Young Faculty
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Frequently Asked Questions
The programme “Chief Minister’s Career Advancement in Biotechnology (CM-CAB)” aims at providing opportunities to Young Faculty and Scientists in Biotechnology to have national and/or international collaborative research training and exposure to advanced techniques and technologies in emerging fields of biotechnology. The fellowship is envisaged to help the candidate further his/her research capability and expertise to contribute to higher education with a global perspective as well as to forge long-term relationships with distinguished experts in these fields.
Fellowship Duration:
The duration of the fellowship will be 3-6 months, where the host institution is from abroad. In the cases where the host institution is within India, the fellowship will be for 3-12 months.
Host Institution:
The applicant should produce along with the application a consent letter from a Host faculty/ scientist that details his/her willingness to host the fellow in their institute or laboratory. The consent letter should clearly mention that the host faculty/scientist will extend the facilities to the fellow to carry out the proposed work.
Terms and conditions of the Fellowship:
  • A progress report has to be submitted to the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment/Kerala Bio-Technology Commission (KSCSTE/KBC) every six months with the remarks of the Host faculty/scientist where they are undertaking research.
  • On completion of the tenure of the CM-CAB fellowship, the fellow must submit a detailed consolidated report of research work done during the entire period of fellowship and audited statements of expenditure to the KSCSTE/KBC.
  • No fellow shall discontinue his/her CM-CAB fellowship without prior approval of KSCSTE/KBC. In case he/she wishes to discontinue the fellowship prior to completion of the tenure, he/she must submit the resignation to the KSCSTE/KBC through the Mentor Scientist and the Head of the Institution indicating specific reasons for not continuing the fellowship. In such cases, the Fellow shall be required to refund the whole of the expenditure incurred on him/her during the fellowship period to KSCSTE-KBC
  • The CM-CAB fellow shall inform KSCSTE/KBC about any achievements, patents, and submission/publication of any research paper arising out of the research work done during the tenure of the PD fellowship.
  • Due acknowledgment of KSCSTE/KBC shall be given in all the publications/patents emanating from the research work.
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