Call for Seed Grants Proposals 2019


The Accelerator program for diseases in brain using stem cells (ADBS) invites applications for Seed Grants” from researchers to develop proposals for studying basic biological mechanisms in brain functions in context of neuropsychiatric disorders.

ADBS seed grants are awarded to stimulate high quality research using the resources of ADBS. Grants will be provided to scientists from any institution in India (subject to DBT guidelines) who wish to use the resources of the Biorepository to understand the basic biology underlying the neuropsychiatric disorders. Awardees are expected to generate preliminary data and using that apply for funding from an external agency to continue a full program of science. 

Applications will be screened and evaluated for scientific content including whether they constitute a meaningful use of the Biorepository resources. Successful candidates will obtain access to relevant elements of the Biorepository resources as well as funds to employ a junior research fellow and a consumable budget for 2 years. 


Scientists working in Universities/​Academic Institutions/​National Laboratories/​Hospitals/​Industries [Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)-Recognized R&D Centre] & Non-Profit Organizations with necessary facilities and scientific background in the proposed area and eligibility to obtain project grant funding from DBT.

The PI should have an employment contract for at least the duration of the application procedure and the duration of the research the grant is applied for; AND have at least a PhD or an equivalent qualification. 

Applicants should have Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (ICSCR) at their host institution that can provide approval for the proposed project. 

To Apply

The application form has to be duly filled and submitted through email: adbs@​ncbs.​res.​in. Any supplementary information/​material that could be useful for consideration of the proposal can also be annexed. 

Last date of submission: 11.59 pm April 20th, 2019

Applications received after the deadline are not eligible for further assessment. After the deadline, improvements of or additions to applications are not permitted. 

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