Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical research, 2016

26 Apr 2016

Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical research, 2016

Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical Research

This is a mentored Fellowship programme that provides a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to carry out 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 full application submission deadline (August 2016 for the current round of competition); due consideration will be given to justified career breaks
  • Applicant can have a PhD in any discipline of science
  • 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. The applicant and the host institution will have to abide by the India Alliance policies on time commitment.
  • Applicant may or may not have a faculty position


  • Full spectrum of biomedical science from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through Clinical and Public Health research**
  •  Interdisciplinary projects are welcome


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

  • Competitive personal support
  • Generous research funds
  • Funding to work overseas for up to 2 years and develop international collaborations

Essentials on the application:

  • A research proposal that seeks to answer an original biomedical research question 
  • A Fellowship Supervisor who would supervise the applicant in the proposed research and a letter of support to this end
  • An additional letter of recommendation


Preliminary applications due by 6 June, 2016

Application forms will be available from 2 May, 2016 on the India Alliance online application System (IASys) at https://grants.indiaalliance.org/Login.aspx

Please visit https://indiaalliance.org/fellowships/early-career-fellowships for further information on eligibility, remit, provisions, and the application process. Queries may be addressed to [email protected]

**We encourage Clinicians and Public Health researchers to apply in the separate Clinical and Public Health competition which would be announced later. Please check for updates at https://indiaalliance.org/fellowshiptype/clinical-and-public-health-research-fellowships

Click here to download the Fellowship flier

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