Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical Research

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


Call for Applications: Early Career Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

The Wellcome Trust/​DBT India Alliance invites applications for its Early Career Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research. This is a mentored Fellowship programme that provides a unique opportunity for promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out high-quality biomedical research in India towards building an independent research career.

The preliminary application deadline is 2 PM IST on 20 August 2019.


  • Applicant must be in the final year of PhD or have no more than four years of post-PhD research experience from the date of PhD viva to the invited full application submission deadline (tentatively in October 2019 for the current round of competition); due consideration will be given to justified career breaks
  • Applicant may have/​be pursuing PhD in any discipline of science
  • There are no restrictions based on age or nationality
  • Applicant need not be resident in India while applying, but should be aspiring to launch an independent research career in India
  • Applicant must choose a not-for-profit host institution in India that will administer the Fellowship for the full duration (5 years) of the award in line with India Alliance conditions and policies.
  • Applicant may or may not have a faculty position

To Apply

Essentials on the preliminary application:

  • Outline (750 words) of a research proposal that seeks to answer an original biomedical research question
  • Fellowship Supervisor who would guide the applicant in the proposed research and a letter of support to this end; the proposed research is expected to complement and benefit from the Fellowship Supervisor’s research interests and expertise
  • An additional letter of recommendation

Preliminary application forms will be available from 23 July 2019 (9 AM IST) at the India Alliance online application System (IASys)

The preliminary application deadline is 2 PM IST on 20 August 2019.

Please visit the website for further information on eligibility, remit, provisions, and the application process. Queries may be addressed to info@​indiaalliance.​org

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