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BIRAC Social Innovator (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020, Software, Dates


Biotechnology Trade Analysis Help Council (BIRAC) proclaims Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellow) Program 2020

BIRAC Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020 – Sparsh is the Social Innovation program for Merchandise: Inexpensive & Related to Societal Well being. The programme is initiated by BIRAC beneath the aegis of Division of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Expertise, Authorities of India.


  • SPARSH is the social innovation program of BIRACE and SIIP (Social Innovation Immersion Program) is one in every of its elements beneath which a pool of “Social Innovators/SPARSH Fellows” is being created to establish and deal with the social issues by means of biotechnological interventions.
  • This system is being applied by means of 14 SPARSH Centres who would offer all of the requisite help to the Social Innovators within the following thematic areas:
    1. Maternal and Baby Well being
    2. Ageing and Well being
    3. Meals and Diet
    4. Waste to Worth
    5. Combating environmental Air pollution
    6. Agri-Tech

Eligibility Standards for BIRAC Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020

  • Indian Undergraduate (B.Tech, BE, MBBS) or postgraduate (MSc, MS, M.Tech, MPhil, MD) & PhD under 35 years from fields of Life Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Medication, & Human Biology.


  • Rs. 50,000 pm fellowship
  • Rs. 5 Lakhs mini kick-start grant
  • Medical Rural Immersion
  • Entry to BIRAC community
  • Mentoring by expects
  • Alternatives for future funding

BIRAC Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020 Software Course of

  • Candidate can apply on-line
  • For submitting software and queries please log in to BIRAC Web site

BIRAC Social Innovators (SPARSH Fellows) Program 2020 Vital Date

  • Begin software: 1st December 2019
  • Final date to use: 15th January 2020

For Contact: GM & Head Funding, E-mail: or Sr. Supervisor, E-mail: & Web site