Clinical and Public Health Research Fellowships

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


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

Early Career Fellowship: For those applicants who have shown promise to pursue research and wish to further their efforts to build a research career under the supervision of a Fellowship Supervisor. Guidance note: Suitable for applicants in the final year MD/​MS/​MPH/​PhD or have up to 4 years of relevant experience.

Intermediate Fellowship: For those applicants who have been successful in building a track record of pursuing cutting edge research and wish to establish their own independent clinical/​public health research program in India. Guidance note: Suitable for applicants with 4 – 7 years of relevant experience.

Senior Fellowship: For those applicants who have demonstrated their potential to lead an independent research program and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research. Guidance note: Suitable for applicants with 7 – 15 years of relevant experience.


Eligibility limit covers the entire range of Clinical and Public Health Research Fellowship schemes.

  • No age or nationality restrictions
  • The candidates need not to be resident in India while applying but should be willing to establish an independent research career in India.
  • Clinicians and Public health researchers do not require a PhD to apply.
  • This competition is open for clinicians and public health researchers with up to 15 years of post-MD/MS/MPH/PhD or equivalent clinical/​public health research experience.
  • Applicants are advised to choose the most appropriate scheme suitable for them based on their qualification, research experience, career trajectory, and track record. Please refer to the guidance notes, provisions, and mandate of the scheme for assessing your eligibility on the website. The office reserves the right to advise on the suitability of the scheme accordingly.

To Apply

Application forms will be available on the India Alliance Online application System (IASys) from 20 January 2020, 9 am IST. The preliminary applications deadline is 18 February 2020, 2 pm IST.

Further information on the remit, provisions and application process is available here. Queries may be addressed to info@​indiaalliance.​org

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