Clinical/​Public Health Research Centres

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


This scheme aims to improve clinical and public health research ecosystems in India to bridge gaps in human resource, supervision, mentorship, equipment, and administration by establishing virtual Clinical/​Public Health Research Centres (CRCs). The CRCs are envisioned as research-oriented centres established with focus on major biomedical research problems and preferably involving multiple institutions.

The CRCs can be based on either crosscutting or vertical research themes, within the remit of India Alliance. Big data, population-based interdisciplinary cohorts, disease modelling are examples of crosscutting themes while antimicrobial resistance, nutrition, cardiometabolic diseases, mental health, respiratory infections, and environmental health are examples of vertical themes. These themes are provided only for illustrative purposes; proposals need not be restricted to these areas.

Though not mandatory, this scheme encourages international collaboration. The projects would require external evaluation at regular intervals; therefore, the proposal should have in-built milestones for evaluation and reporting. India Alliance would also reserve the right to periodically review the funded program, which may include site visits.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted online from 1 May 2020 to 14 May 2020. Proforma for the online application is available HERE.

Please prepare your application details as per the proforma and use these for filling in the online application when it is launched.

Further information on the remit, provisions and application process is available HERE. Queries may be addressed to clinical.research@indiaalliance.or

India Alliance will host a webinar on 16 April at 3 pm IST to provide an overview of this scheme in light of its remit, eligibility, provisions, requirements, and application forms. To register for this webinar, click HERE (bit​.ly/​w​e​b​i​n​a​r​I​A-CRC)

Find information on the projects that were funded in the last round HERE.

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