Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research 

DBT/Wellcome Trust 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. 

Preliminary applications deadline: 25 July 2018, 12 noon (IST)



  • 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. 
  • Applicant can have a PhD in any discipline of science. 
  • This competition is open for basic science/​veterinary researchers between4 ‑15 years of post-PhD 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 deciding on the scheme you wish to compete for. The Office reserves the right to advice on the suitability of the scheme accordingly. 
  • Eligibility guidance notes
    Senior Fellowship: For researchers who have demonstrated their potential 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 a cutting edge research and wish to establish their own independent research program in India. 

To Apply


The following are essential for the application. 

  • A research proposal that is based on a hypothesis and seeks to answer an original biomedical research question 
  • A not-for-profit Host Institution in India that will administer the Fellowship for the complete duration of the award 
  • A sponsor at the Host Institution, who can guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award 

Application forms will be available on the India Alliance online application System (IASys) at https://​grants​.indi​aal​liance​.org/​L​o​g​i​n​.aspx on 27 June 2018, 09 am IST.

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 these Fellowships. Queries may be addressed to info@​indiaalliance.​org

*We encourage Clinicians and Public Health researchers to apply in the separate Clinical and Public Health competition which would be announced later: https://​indi​aal​liance​.org/fell…

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