Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance fellowships in biomedical research open now

These fellowships are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through clinical and public health research until 16h of July 2017

New Delhi: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance has invited applications for its Senior and Intermediate Fellowship scheme. These are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through clinical and public health research. The scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects have been asked to submit their applications as well.
The best part of these fellowships is that the eligibility includes 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. The applicant can have a PhD in any discipline of science.
This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers between 4 -15 years of post-PhD research experience. The circular from DBT-Wellcome Trust Alliance advise the applicants to choose the most appropriate scheme suitable for them based on their qualification, research experience, career trajectory and track record. It asked them to refer to the guidance notes, provisions and mandate of the scheme for deciding on the scheme they wish to compete for.
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.Suitable for applicants with 7-15 years of post-PhD 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 program in India. Suitable for applicants with 4-7 years of post-PhD research experience.

The 5 year Fellowship support provides competitive personal salary support, generous and flexible funds for research and funds to develop international collaborations. The last date to apply is 16th July 2017.

The essentials for the application research includes a proposal that is based on a hypothesis and seeks to answer an original biomedical research question besides the not-for-profit Host Institution in India that will administer the fellowship for the full duration of the award and sponsor at the host institution. The host also has to guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award.
Application forms have been made available on the India Alliance online application System (IASys) from 15 June onwards. Applicants can visit this website for further information on these fellowships. Any queries can be sent to [email protected]. The preliminary deadline set for the applications as of now is 16th of July, 2017.