Upcoming Webinar on Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

29 Jun 2020

Upcoming Webinar on Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research


DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance, www.indiaalliance.org) is currently accepting applications for its Senior and Intermediate Fellowships under the track of Basic Biomedical Research. These Fellowships are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research under the remit of India Alliance, which is to support biomedical research that is relevant to human and animal health. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.

India Alliance will host a webinar on 7th July 2020 (2 pm IST), to talk about the Senior and Intermediate fellowships especially with regard to remit, eligibility, provisions, requirements, and application forms. Register for the webinar HERE.

The webinar will have two sessions:

Session I: Writing An Effective Fellowship Application
Speaker- Prof. Roop Mallik I India Alliance Senior Fellow I Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Session II: About the Senior and Intermediate Fellowship scheme
In this session, we will talk about the fellowship in light of its remit, eligibility, provisions, requirements, and application forms. 

Find more details of this scheme below: 


  • This competition is open for basic science/veterinary researchers with 4–15 years of post-PhD research experience; applicants can have a PhD in any discipline of science.
  • Applicants are advised to choose the most appropriate scheme based on their qualification, research experience, track record, and aspirations. They may refer to the guidance notes, provisions, and mandates of the schemes. The Office reserves the right to advise on the suitability of the scheme.
  • There are 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.

Eligibility guidance notes:

Senior Fellowship:  For researchers who have demonstrated their ability to lead an independent research programme and want to expand it further to undertake pioneering research.

Intermediate Fellowship: For postdoctoral researchers who have been successful in building a track record of pursuing cutting-edge research and wish to establish their own independent research programme in India.


The 5-year Fellowship 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
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A not-for-profit Host Institution in India that will administer the Fellowship for the complete duration of the award
  • Sponsor at the Host Institution, who can guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award. If invited to make a full application, an official support letter from the Sponsor would be mandatory.

Application process:

Preliminary Application forms shall be launched at the India Alliance online application System (IASys).

Submission deadline: 30 July 2020 2 pm IST

Your eligibility and competitiveness will be assessed. If suitable, you will be invited to submit a full application for the subsequent steps of review and interview.  

For further information on these Fellowships, please click here. Queries may be addressed to [email protected]

Banner image credits: Sam Mathew, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad.