Basic Biomedical Research Fellowships
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Basic Biomedical Research Fellowships @ Wellcome Trust DBT India

The applications are open for the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research. Candidates from any science background with a PhD are encouraged to check out the details and apply for this opportunity, whose details are given below:

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance invites applications for the Senior and Intermediate Fellowship scheme. These Fellowships are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through public and clinical health research*. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.


  • This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers with 4 – 15 years of post-PhD research experience; the applicant can have a PhD in any discipline of science.
  • Applicants are advised to choose the most suitable scheme according to their qualification, research experience, track record, and aspirations. They can consult with the guidance notes, mandates and provisions of the schemes. The Office reserves the right to advise on the suitability of this scheme.
  • There are no age or nationality restrictions. The applicant does not need to be resident in India while applying but should be ready to relocate and work in India.
  • A salaried position or dedication towards a salaried position at the Host Institution isn’t required.

Qualification guidance notes:

Senior Fellowship: For researchers that have demonstrated their ability to lead an independent study program and need to expand it further to undertake pioneering research.

Intermediate Fellowship: For postdoctoral researchers who’ve been successful in building a track record of pursuing cutting-edge research and wish to set up their own independent research program in India.


The 5-year Fellowship supplies:

  • Aggressive private salary assistance
  • Generous and flexible funding for research
  • Funds to develop global collaborations


Listed below are essential for the application.

  • A research proposal that’s based on a hypothesis and seeks to answer an original biomedical research question
  • a minimum of one letter of recommendation
  • A non-profit Host Institution in India which will administer the Fellowship for the complete duration of this award
  • A Sponsor at the Host Institution, that can guarantee resources and space for the duration of the award. If invited to make a complete application, an official support letter from the Sponsor would be required.

How to Apply:

Application forms will soon be available (25 July 2019, 9 AM IST) on the India Alliance online application System (IASys).

The preliminary application deadline is 2 PM IST on 22 August 2019.

Please visit our website for further information on these Fellowships. Queries may be addressed to [email protected]


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