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Wellcome Trust fellowship for Biomedical Researchers of India

The India Alliance is a £80 million partnership between The Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Government of India). We are an independent charitable trust and began operations in 2009. Our mandate is to build biomedical research capacity in India primarily through generous, flexible and long-term Fellowships at key stages of a research career.


Early Career Fellowship
For the most promising postdoctoral researchers, to pursue an independent research project in India that would enable them to launch their independent research career.

Intermediate Fellowship
For those with a proven track record, to establish an independent laboratory with a high-quality research programme in India.



The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) is a $120 million charitable trust, established in Hyderabad, India. We are jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust UK and the Government of India. The India Alliance’s mandate is to provide a programme of Fellowship schemes that would empower the current and future leaders of Indian science. To learn more about us visit: http://www.wellcomedbt.org.

Early Career Fellowship:

This is a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers moving to India or within India, to make a start in developing their independent research career. Applicants do not have to be Indian nationals or of Indian origin; and need not have undertaken their PhD in India.

Biomedical Research in India gets $140 million funding from U.K

Biomedical research in India has received a shot in the arm with the Wellcome Trust, Britain’s largest health charity, entering into an agreement with the Indian government‘s biotechnology department to fund cutting-edge research.

The partnership was announced here on Wednesday by M K Bhan, secretary of the biotechnology department, and Mark Walport, director of the Wellcome Trust, in the presence of Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal.

The 80 million pound ($140 million) scheme jointly funded by the biotechnology department and the Wellcome Trust over five years aims to strengthen the research base of biomedical science by providing fellowship programmes to support researchers and senior fellows.