With an aim to promote drug discovery and development research in India, CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow has instituted CDRI Awards in the year 2004 to recognize scientific excellence in the country in the area of Drug Research and Development. Promoting quality and recognizing exceptional contributions to the Drug Research made by the scientists for their work done in India.
► Scientists/ researchers who are engaged in basic and applied research in the area having direct bearing on drug research and development and have made exceptional contributions with potential for application/ product and technology development.
► Age must be below45 years, as reckoned on 17 February of the year of award.
► Must be a citizen of India.
► The research work for which nomination/application is made have to have been carried out in India.
Nomination/Application for CDRI Awards for the year 2020:
► Head of the Institutions/ Organizations/ Universities/ Industries, Bhatnagar Awardees, Fellows of National Science Academies can nominate the most deserving scientists/ researchers that are engaged in basic and applied research in the area having direct bearing on drug research and development and have actually made exceptional contributions with potential for application/ product and technology development.
► Eligible Candidates can also directly submit the application.
► Word file of proforma for Nomination/application can be downloaded from http://www.cdri.res.in.
► Information pertaining to Nomination/ application must be sent according to the prescribed proforma (a softcopy in PDF format and a Hard copy).
► Complete information according to enclosed proforma in addition to requisite enclosures need to get to the address given in the proforma by 31 December 2019 for consideration.
These awards are given each year to the Indian Nationals below 45 years old that have actually carried out impressive research work in the area having a direct bearing on Drug Research and Development.
► There are 2 separate individual awards each for the area of Chemical Sciences 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 mentioned work on the day of Award Felicitation Ceremony, usually held as a part of CSIR Foundation Day Celebrations at CSIRCDRI.
► TA/DA of the awardees for to-and-fro journey will certainly be borne by CSIR-CDRI based on the prevailing rules of Travelling allowance of Government of India.
Note:- India only