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Early Career Fellowships In Biomedical Research

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Preliminary application deadline: 31 August 2021, 2 pm IST

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.


  • 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


  • Full spectrum of basic biomedical science from fundamental molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution
  • Interdisciplinary projects are welcome

Provisions: The upper limit for an award is INR 1.7 Crores. The 5-year Fellowship typically provides:

  • Competitive personal support
  • Generous research funds
  • Support to work in a lab overseas for up to 2 years and develop international collaborations

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 from a person, other than the proposed Fellowship Supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s research training

Preliminary application forms will be available from 9 am on 03 August 2021 on the India Alliance online application System (IASys) at https://grants.indiaalliance.org/Login.aspx

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

Please visit https://www.indiaalliance.org/fellowshiptype/basic-biomedical-research-fellowships for further information on eligibility, remit, provisions, and the application process. 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://www.indiaalliance.org/fellowshiptype/clinical-and-public-health-research-fellowships

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