Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical Research

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


DBT/​Wellcome Trust 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.

Launch: 3 August 2021


  • 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 November 2021 for the current round of competition); due consideration will be given to justified non-research career breaks
  • Applicant may either have completed or be pursuing PhD in any discipline of science; however, the proposed research work must be within the funding remit of India Alliance
  • 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 award 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 
  • A 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 from a person, other than the proposed Fellowship Supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s research trainingPreliminary application forms will be available from 9 am on 03 August 2021 on the India Alliance online application System (IASys) at 

Submission of preliminary applications is due by 2 pm IST on 31 August 2021.

Please visit https://​www​.indi​aal​liance​.org/​f​e​l​l​o​w​s​h​i​p​t​y​p​e​/​b​a​s​i​c​-​b​i​o​m​e​d​i​c​a​l​-​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​f​e​l​l​o​w​ships for further information on eligibility, remit, provisions, and the application process. Queries may be addressed to info@​indiaalliance.​org

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