Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship – SRM University-AP Inviting Applications for the Year 2023-2024


Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship – SRM University-AP Inviting Applications for the Year 2023-2024


SRM University-AP, is a multi-disciplinary research-intensive institute combining academic rigour, evolving research ecosystem, entrepreneurial heritage, and pioneering faculty. As a leading tertiary education institution, SRM AP has been challenging the conventional learning ecosystem since its inception to create a novel avenue where passion for wisdom meets purpose and excellence.

“Globally Connected, Regionally Transformative and Nationally Relevant”


The Department of Biological Sciences at SRM University-AP offers B.Sc. (Hons) Integrative Biology, M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, PhD degree and Postdoctoral Fellowships on various subjects. All programmes are research-intensive covering cutting-edge topics. The Department has outstanding, internationally recognised faculty supported by excellent facilities for both teaching and research. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art labs with several essential instruments such as high-speed centrifuges, spectrophotometers, PCR machines, real time PCR, FPLC, shakers, incubators, multimode plate reader, fluorescence microscope, BSL2 facility, High performance computing clusters (HPCC) etc. https://srmap.edu.in/seas/biological-sciences

Faculty: The department has outstanding, internationally recognised faculty trained from premier institutes of National and International level. Faculty members with publications from the top-most journals including Nature, Science, Nature Microbiology, Plos Biology, PNAS, Green Chemistry, Applied Materials and Interface



Funding: The Department has ongoing projects with a total value of 6 crores with support from SRIM AP, DBT, DST-SERB (SRG, CRG, SURE), DBT-Wellcome Trust.


The University invites applications from researchers seeking nominations to apply for the DBT-funded Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship. Fellows selected will be hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at SRM University-AP.

Area of Research: Applicant working in any area of life sciences & biotechnology, bio-engineering, healthcare (human and animal), agriculture and veterinary biotechnology, bio- energy and allied areas. DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows are considered equivalent to regular Assistant Professors of the university and are entitled to all the support provided to regular faculty members at SRM University-AP.

Highlights of the Support

  • Necessary administrative support
  • R&D facilities and lab space
  • Top-up salary to match Assistant Professor Grade III
  • Eligibility to apply for university seed fund
  • Teaching opportunities for courses in B.Sc. Integrative Biology and M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology programs
  • PhD guideship as per university norms
  • Ability to hire PhD students as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI
  • Professional Development Allowance (PDA) of 1 lakh per year (as per university PDA Policy)

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows will be given favourable consideration for regular faculty positions at SRM University-AP whenever such positions are advertised.

Track record: SRM University-AP has successfully hosted Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows (1), DBT-Wellcome Trust Fellow (1), DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellows (4), all of whom have been absorbed as regular faculty members at Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Currently, the university is hosting 1 DST-Ramanujan Fellow and 1 DST-INSPIRE Faculty.

Important Instructions

Eligibility Criteria: Only applicants eligible for the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship will be considered.

Application Requirements: Completed fellowship applications must include:

  • Proposal
  • Summary of infrastructure, equipment support, or any special requirement necessary for your research (300 words maximum)
  • CV with details of 2 referees
  • 1st page of three most significant publications

Submission Guidelines: All documents should be merged into a single PDF and emailed to [email protected], with a cc to [email protected] and [email protected] Email Subject Line – ‘Application for Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship – Your name’.

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
  • Online Interaction Dates: February 05-07, 2024
  • Confirmation of University Support: February 09-10, 2024

For any informal queries, contact:
Dr Sutharsan Govindarajan
[email protected]
93617 81758

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