WT-DBT India Alliance’s early career fellowships open for biomedical researchers

The aspiring applicants if selected can pursue research in biomedical sciences while expecting the funding grant with competitive remuneration and personal support


New Delhi: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance has invited 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 October 2018 for the current round of competition); due consideration will be given to justified career breaks.

The applicant must pursuing PhD in any discipline of science and there are no restrictions based on age or nationality. The 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 conditions and policies. Applicant may or may not have a faculty position.

The full spectrum of biomedical science from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through Clinical and Public Health research. Interdisciplinary projects can also be considered.

The 5-year Fellowship typically provides competitive personal support, generous research funds and funding to work overseas for up to 2 years and develop international collaborations.

Outline (750 words) of a research proposal that seeks to answer an original biomedical research question. A 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 has to be submitted as well.

Preliminary application forms are available on the India Alliance online application System (IASys). The preliminary applications should be sent by 31 July, 2018, 12 noon IST.

For further information on eligibility, remit, provisions, and the application process, queries may be addressed to [email protected]