Thanks for your query, there are many government and non-government agencies which provide scholarships, fellowships and also Interest free loan to desirous and talented students aspiring for or doing undergraduate, post graduate and even PhD degree.
Following are the Scholarships/Fellowships for College, University and Higher level studies for students and researchers related to science and particularly in biotech or advanced life science branches:
Aga Khan Foundation International Fellowship Program: For PG studies to financially needy students from developing country. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis. Application invited approx. in: June or July. Visit: www.akdn.org/akfisp/HTML/index.html
A.M.M. Arunachalam–Lakshmi Achi Overseas Loan Scholarship: Interest Free Loan Scholarship for pursuing Post Graduate / Doctoral overseas studies in Engineering Science and Medicine. Application invited approx. in: May month.
Contact: The Secretary, A.M.M. Educational Foundation, “Parry House”, 43, Moore Street, Chennai - 600 001, Phone: 044 - 25306663 / 6665
AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF): Visit: http://www.aicte.ernet.in/
Bharat Petroleum - Scholarship for higher studies: For PG studies in India and Abroad; Prior admission in any institute is compulsory; announced every year: Application invited approx. in May.
Bristish Chevening Scholarships: To undertake PG study in UK. Up to 100 Indian professionals receive financial assistance each year. Announced every year.
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Cambridge-Nehru Scholarships: To pursue Doctoral programme. University Fee, air fare, Maintenance allowance provided: Application invited approx. in: July. Contact: Nehru Trust for Cambridge University, Teen Murti House, New Delhi – 11.
Chinese government scholarship: for higher studies/research/specialized training in subjects - Zoology, Plant Breeding, Genetics, Environmental Science, Fisheries, Agronomy, Sericulture and Botany. Application invited approx. in: Announced around April.
CSIR – Senior Research Fellowship: For working professionals in govt. research lab or university with 2 year research/teaching experience. Should have M.Sc/MBBS/MD/ M.Tech degree. Visit: http://csirhrdg.nic.in/srf.htm
CSIR- Junior Research Fellowship: Via conducting all India National Eligibility Test (NET), Twice a year- June and December last Sunday. Fellowship Rs. 8000 pm plus a contingency grant of 20000 p.a. for the first two years; and for the next three years Rs.10000 pm + contingency grant of Rs.20000 pa. Visit: http://csirhrdg.nic.in/srf.htm
Czech Government Scholarship: For PhD program in Agriculture. Eligibility: 60% marks in M.Sc.; age below 30yrs. 6000 Czech Crowns per month: No tuition fee and free medical care provided.
DBT (Department of Biotechnology)– Junior Research Fellowships: Granted Via conducting a exam called -Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) for M.Sc biotech students with 60% marks; fellowship can be taken in any University/Institute in India where the candidate get him/herself registered for PhD; Fellowship is for 3 years extendable for 2 more years based on performance. By the end of second year, JRF is upgraded to SRF after assessment. JRF and SRF are Rs. 8, 000/-and 9000/- per month respectively + HRA as per host Institute, plus research contingency of Rs.30,000/- pa. Visit: http://dbtindia.nic.in/research/DBTJRF.htm
DBT– Post Doctoral fellowship in Biotechnology and Life Sciences: For candidates having PhD/MD/MS in Biomedical Sciences/Life Sciences. Selection via interview conducted at IISc Bangalore. Fellowship is 12,000 pm and contingency grant of 50,000 pa for two years. Application invited approx. in: March and October. Visit: http://dbtindia.nic.in/research/researchfmain.html
, or Contact: Prof. K. Muniyappa, Deptt. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore—560 012 (Karnataka), Tel No. 080—3600278 & 3942235 (O), Fax No. 080—3600814, 3600683 or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DBT’s Biotech Consortium India Ltd conducts BITP - Biotech Industrial Training Programme: For B.Tech (Biotechnology), M.Sc. Biotech/Applied life science/Agriculture. Around 30 candidates are selected and provided practical training in biotech companies. Stipend of Rs.6,500/- p.m: Applcation invited in: June; Contact-Mr. Manoj Gupta, Asst. Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited, 5th Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan, 210, Deen Dayal Upadyaya Marg, New Delhi –002; Fax: 011 – 23219063; Email: email@example.com; www.bcil.nic.in
DBT- various collaborative fellowships: DBT announces from time to time various foreign collaborative fellowships for Indian students etc. Fellowships amount varies. Announced every year. For latest detail click: http://dbtindia.nic.in/
Developing Solutions Joint Chevening Scholarships: Around 30 students selected from the developing Commonwealth countries including India in the areas of Environment, Food, Health & Technology. Award includes- Full tuition fees and maintenance. Duration: 1 year; For latest detail click www.nottingham.ac.uk
Developing Solutions Taught Masters Scholarship for India: For Masters degree programmes at The University of Nottingham, in the areas related to biology, Environment, Food, Health and Technology. A small number of 100% Tuition Fee Scholarships, plus an additional 54 Tuition Fee Scholarships – normally 20% to 30%, are available for new students from India. Application invited approx. in: May. For detailed information on forms & types of courses available click: www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/scholarshipsandfinance/scholarships/scholarships_a-z.php
DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS): For graduate students from the developing Commonwealth countries including India to pursue Masters course. Number of awards: approx 3. Subject areas include Agriculture and related subjects at University of Oxford. Award includes fees, maintenance and air fare per annum. Duration : maximum 2 years. Application invited approx. in: Feb 2008. For latest detail click http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/funding/csss.shtml