DBT has established Mission COVID Suraksha and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) as a Government Enterprise has been identified by DBT to implement Mission COVID Suraksha.The focus of this mission is to consolidate and streamline available resources for accelerated vaccine development. This will be a National Mission working to bring to the citizens of the country a safe, efficacious, affordable, and accessible COVID vaccine at the earliest with a focus on Atma Nirbhar Bharat, and fulfil our commitment of serving not just the country but the entire globe.
Under Mission COVID Suraksha, the initial call for Request for Expression Of Interest-2(REOI2) for Enhancement of Capacity to Support COVID19 Vaccine Development was announced in December 2020 wherein 6 projects have been recommended for financial support.
A follow on call has been announced inviting REOI 2 for Enhancement of Capacity to Support COVID19 Vaccine Development. Please refer to REOI document and the advertisement as attached for application process, instructions, eligibility criteria and other relevant details for all categories.
The focus of this call is:
To upgrade/ strengthen Service Facilities for conduct of animal studies and immunological assays that is available to COVID-19 vaccine developers.
Applications may be submitted online only through www.birac.nic.in. The last date of submission of proposals is 15 June, 2021 5.00 PM.