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Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research 2016

Deadline: 07-Mar-2016

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AwardStipend, funds for research, funds to develop international collaborations
EligibilityA PhD in science discipline and 4-15 years of post-PhD research experience
Scholarship provider contact details

Hyderabad Office
The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
H. No. 8-2-684/3/K/19, 1st Floor, Kaushik Society
Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034
Telephone No : +91 40 4018 9445 / 6 / 7
Fax : +91 40 4018 9449
Working Hours : Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs


The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) is an initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India.

We offer Fellowships across the full spectrum of biomedical science: from fundamental biology through to clinical and public health research.

Senior Fellowship:  For 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. Suitable for applicants with 7-15 years of post-PhD research experience.

Intermediate Fellowship: For postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated their potential to lead an independent research program and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research. Suitable for applicants with 4-7 years of post-PhD research experience


  1. No age or nationality restrictions
  2. A PhD in any discipline of science The candidates need not be resident in India while applying but should be willing to relocate to and work in India
  3. A salaried position or commitment towards a salaried position at the Host Institution is not required.
  4.  This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers between 4 -15 years of post-PhD research experience.
  5. The 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.

How to apply?

Application can be done online only.

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Remit: Full spectrum of biomedical science from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through clinical and public health research. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome.

Provisions: The 5 year Fellowship support provides

  • Competitive personal salary support
  • Generous and flexible funds for research
  • Funds to develop international collaborations

Requirements: 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 full duration of the award
  • A sponsor at the Host Institution, who can guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award

Preliminary applications due by 7 March, 2016


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