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Top Life Science Scholarships / Fellowships You May Have Missed

Dear Biotecnikans, a January 2020 Edition of the best of the best biotech / life sciences scholarship and fellowship compilation is here. So here is the most recent and updated list of scholarships and fellowships that you can apply for, few closing dates are approaching and for some, you have ample time, so get to bookmarking and applying. All the best!


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1.DBT Wellcome Biomedical Research Fellowships 2020 – Applications Invited

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 under the remit of India Alliance, which is to support biomedical research that is relevant to human and animal welfare. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.

(Application Deadline: 03 February 2020)

2. Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2021 Research Fellowship Program

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

(Application Deadline: 30 June 2020 )

3. CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2020

The SSB Prizes are awarded for notable as well as exceptional research, applied or
fundamental, in the following disciplines: 1) Biological Sciences 2) Chemical Sciences 3) Earth-Atmosphere-Ocean-Planetary Sciences 4) Engineering Sciences 5) Mathematical Sciences 6) Medical Sciences and also 7) Physical Sciences.

(Application Deadline: 31st March 2020)

4. International Scholarship Programme 2020-21 Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN.

(Application Deadline: 13th March 2020)

5. Wellcome / DBT India Alliance Clinical and Public Health Research Fellowship 2020

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance invites applications for three Fellowship schemes: Early Career Fellowships, Intermediate Fellowships, and Senior Fellowships.

(Application Deadline: 18 February 2020)

6. Merck Innovation Cup 2020 Germany – Indian Life Science Candidates Apply

As a participator in our Innovation Cup, you get a chance to connect with top students from around the world, work in teams to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical need, and also develop a business case with support from experienced professionals.

(Application Deadline: 31st January 2020)

7. Mina – M.S.Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow) 2020

The Mina – M.S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity for young post-graduates in agriculture and related fields who wish to work on problems of sustainable development to pursue doctoral studies. The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions

(Application Deadline: 31 March 2020)

8. QUT National Tree Genomics Program PhD Scholarships

The Centre for Tropical Crops and also Biocommodities (CTCB) is looking for PhD students to join the National Tree Genomics Program starting in early 2020. This program is intending to make certain future food security by developing elite horticultural tree cultivars.

(Application Deadline: 24th January 2020)

9. Raman Research Fellowship 2020-2021 – Applications Invited

The Raman Research Fellowships are granted to the CSIR researchers for carrying out research in the emerging/high priority technology areas. It’s tenable at foreign institutions / R&D Centres of Excellence. The whole cost is met by CSIR HQs.

(Application Deadline: 15th February 2020)

10. Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship 2020-2021

Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

(Application Deadline: 17th February 2020)

11. The Gen Foundation Grant 2020 – Applications Open

The Gen Foundation is a charitable trust which principally provides grants to students/researchers in natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.

(Application Deadline: 28th February 2020)

12. J N Tata Scholarship 2020-2021 With Rs.10 Lakh Award

The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship to Indian nationals at the beginning of the academic year. Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral/Research fellowships studies abroad, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community.

(Application Deadline: 09 March 2020)

13. School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Indian Scholarship, Queensland University, Australia

The objective of the Scholarship is to promote and reward students from India studying postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland.

(Application Deadline: 31 March 2020)

14. ICGEB Life Sciences Fellowships for PhD – Arturo Falaschi 2020

ICGEB provides competitive Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly encouraged scientists wanting to pursue PhD research studies within a world-class scientific atmosphere. Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, accessibility to advanced facilities, participation in ICGEB Meetings, Seminars and Journal Clubs and a competitive stipend, and full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance.

(Application Deadline: 31 March 2020)

15. Prime Minister Fellowship For Doctoral Research – 100 Fellowships

The scheme invites applications from doctoral fellows who are enrolled in any recognised
university and institutions in India in the current year and want to do industrial research,
should find an industry sponsor with whom the doctoral fellow will decide the research topic.

(Application Deadline: Open Throughout The Year)

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