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Neelam Roy “Women in Biological Sciences” Research Award

applications open: 15 june, 2024

DEAdline: 15 July, 2024 

Neelam Roy “Women in Biological Sciences” Research Award shall be presented on an annual basis to female Ph.D. scholars within the Biological Sciences division who are in the last year of their doctoral program. This award recognizes outstanding academic research achievement in various fields of Biology. This award has been instituted by Mr Kunal Roy, an alumnus from the batch of B.E (Met) IISc (1969-72) & his wife Mrs Neelam Roy.

This annual award, consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and citation to the awardee. The award ceremony will be held every year, on August 23rd.

About Neelam Roy:

Neelam Roy has supported and promoted women’s roles in life through her charity work in San Diego. She volunteered in “SAHARA (South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency), a Los Angeles based organization for women’s causes. Because of her Biological Science background she has worked in Scripps Aquarium and Scripps Research in medicine as a community member in San Diego.

Application Details

Important Notes:

  • Only women PhD scholars in the Division of Biological Sciences in the final year of their PhD program (before submission of thesis as on July 15) are eligible for this award.
  • Prior recipients are not eligible to apply in the present year.

Please fill in this form and upload a single document. This document must include:

  • Mandatory: An abstract (maximum of 500 words) describing the key technical or professional accomplishment.

  • Mandatory: A 2-page C.V. of the nominee including mobile number and email address.
  • Optional: A list of publications in journals and conferences to support the nomination, along with citations if any. (DOI of the articles is mandatory to be included; accepted articles should carry manuscript numbers) [If there is any patent application, please include those details].

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My registration has been cancelled but I am working full time for my PhD. Am I eligible?

    • Yes. A note of affirmation from the supervisor and Department Chair is necessary in such cases. This should certify that the student in working full time in the lab/ Department towards completion of the research objectives.

2. Does CGPA have a bearing on the selection?

    • The award is for overall excellence. All information in the nomination will be considered.

3. I do not have any publications/preprints. Can I apply?

    • A recommendation letter from the supervisor is required, where in it is strongly suggested that the accomplishments (past and ongoing) are mentioned in brief.