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DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Biomedical Research 2021, Apply Online

The applications are open for the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Biomedical Research 2021, Apply Online. 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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Call For Applications: Senior And Intermediate Fellowships In Basic Biomedical Research

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance, www.indiaalliance.org) invites applications for its Senior and Intermediate Fellowships under the track of Basic Biomedical Research. 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 health. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.


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

Eligibility guidance notes:

Senior Fellowship:  For researchers who have demonstrated their ability to lead an independent research programme and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research.

Intermediate Fellowship: For postdoctoral researchers who have been successful in building a track record of pursuing cutting-edge research and wish to establish their own independent research programme in India.


The 5-year Fellowship provides:

  • Competitive personal salary support
  • Generous and flexible funds for research
  • Funds to develop international collaborations


The following are essential for the application:

  • A research proposal that is based on a hypothesis and seeks to answer an original biomedical research question
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A not-for-profit Host Institution in India that will administer the Fellowship for the complete duration of the award
  • A Sponsor at the Host Institution, who can guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award. If invited to make a full application, an official support letter from the Sponsor would be mandatory.

Application process:

Preliminary Application forms shall be launched at the India Alliance online application System (IASys). We will assess your eligibility and competitiveness; if suitable, we will invite you to submit a full application for the subsequent steps of review and interview. 

If the application is successful, the fellowship will have a start date of 01 January 2023.

Application launch: 12 July 2021, Monday

Submission deadline: 06 August 2021, Friday 2.00 PM IST

For further information on these Fellowships, please click here. Queries may be addressed to info@indiaalliance.org

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