Call for Applications | Senior & Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research 2018 ~ helpBIOTECH

09 January 2018

Call for Applications | Senior & Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research 2018

Call for Applications 
Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research 

Preliminary applications deadline: 21 February 2018 

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. 


 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 Ph.D. in any discipline of science. 
 This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers between 4 and 15 years of post-Ph.D. 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 programme and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research. Suitable for applicants with 7–15 years of post-Ph.D. research experience. 

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 programme in India. Suitable for applicants with 4–7 years of post-Ph.D. research experience. 


The 5 year Fellowship support provides 
 Competitive personal salary support 
 Generous and flexible funds for research 
 Funds to develop international collaborations 


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 on 15 January 2018. 

Please visit our website for further information on these Fellowships. You can write to us at if you have any queries. 

*We encourage Clinicians and Public Health researchers to apply in a separate competition, which will launch on 2 January 2018. 

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is a charitable trust registered in India. 

Admn. Office: 

Hyderabad: Plot No. 19, H. No. 8-2-684/3/K/19, 1st Floor, Kaushik Society, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034, India, Tel.: +91-040-4018 9445/6/7. 

Delhi: Flat No. 1110, DLF Tower B, Jasola District Centre, Behind Apollo Hospital, New Delhi 110 025, Tel.: 011-4100 8403


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