Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance


The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance invites applications for its Senior and Intermediate Fellowship scheme. These Fellowships are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through clinical and public health research*. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.


  • This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers with 4 - 15 years of post-PhD research experience; applicant can have a PhD in any discipline of science.
  • Applicants are advised to choose the most appropriate scheme based on their qualification, research experience, track record, and aspirations. They may refer to the guidance notes, provisions, and mandates of the schemes. The Office reserves the right to advice on the suitability of the scheme.
  • There are no age or nationality restrictions. The applicant need not be resident in India while applying but should be willing to relocate to and work in India.
  • A salaried position or commitment towards a salaried position at the Host Institution is not required.

Eligibility guidance notes:

Senior Fellowship: For researchers who have demonstrated their ability to lead an independent research program and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research.

Intermediate Fellowship: For postdoctoral researchers who have been successful in building a track record of pursuing cutting-edge research and wish to establish their own independent research program in India.

To Apply

Application forms will be available (22 January 2019, 9 am IST onwards) on the India Alliance online application System (IASys).

Please visit the website for further information on these Fellowships.

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Posted on 11 Jan 2019.

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