Excellence in Drug Research Awards: Applications and Nominations Invited

There are two separate individual awards each in the area of Chemical and Life Sciences.

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The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow has invited nominations or applications for CDRI AWARDS for Excellence in Drug Research. CDRI instituted these Awards in the year 2004, to promote drug discovery, development research and scientific excellence in the country.

These awards are given annually to the Indian Nationals below 45 years of age who have carried out outstanding research work in the area having direct bearing on drug research and development. There are two separate individual awards each in the area of Chemical and Life Sciences. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs 20,000/- and a citation. The awardees are expected to deliver an award oration on the cited work during the award felicitation ceremony, usually held as a part of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) foundation day celebrations at CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow.

Researchers, who are engaged in basic and applied research in the area having direct bearing on drug have made outstanding contributions in research and developments areas with potential for application or product and technology development, can apply for the awards. The age of the applicant should be below 45 years, as reckoned on 17 February of the year of award. The research work of the researcher for which nomination or application is made must have been carried out in India.


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The committee comprising of eminent scientists will scrutinize the nominations/applications and select the awardees. Head of the institutions,organizations, universities, industries, Bhatnagar Awardees, Fellows of National Science Academies can nominate the most deserving scientists or researchers. Eligible candidates can also directly submit their applications.

The nomination or applicationcan be made and sent as per the prescribed proforma (a softcopy in PDF format and a Hard copy) and the complete information as per enclosed proforma along with requisite enclosures must reach the address given in the proforma by December 31, 2020 for consideration.

The application/nomination form can be downloaded from https://www.cdri.res.in/ (India Science Wire)