Biomedical Research Fellowships 2011 By Wellcome Trust & DBT

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India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowships 2011

Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance invites for Biomedical Research Fellowship Programme 2011 for India

This scheme supports outstanding researchers of any nationality, either medically qualified or science graduates, who wish to pursue a research career in an academic institution in India

Applicants must have demonstrated their ability to lead an independent research project and group

Eligibility: You should normally have between seven to twelve years of post-Ph.D or equivalent clinical research experience. It is not essential for medical or veterinary degree holders to have a Ph.D. Due allowance will be given to an applicant whose career has been affected for personal reasons

Applicants for the senior fellowship typically have a substantial record of publications and would have made significant intellectual contributions in their chosen area of research. Supervision of students and extra mural funding are also positively considered

Candidates need not be Indian nationals or of India origin but must already be pursuing or intending to pursue an academic research career in India

You may apply even if you already hold another Fellowship. However, please note that if awarded, you will be required to make a choice between your current Fellowship and the India Alliance Fellowship



The India Alliance does not permit Fellows to overlap their India Alliance Fellowship with any other national or international Fellowship

The Fellowship must be started within one year from the point at which the decision has been communicated, typically a week after the interview

Sponsorship: You must have an eligible sponsoring host institution in India and an eligible Sponsor

The host institution sponsor must have a contract of employment with the institution with tenure beyond the duration of the proposed fellowship. It is typically the head of sponsoring department/ institution and someone who can guarantee space and resources for the tenure of the award

Should provide a letter if support that includes if an award is made, you will be granted the status and prerogatives of other academic staff of similar seniority; that you will not have to spend more than eight hours per week on activities unrelated to the fellowship (e.g. teaching duties)

It is not mandatory for you to have a sponsor at the preliminary application stage, but if invited to make a full application you will have to provide information from and about your sponsor

Application process: You should complete and submit a preliminary application form by the published deadline

Completed forms should be sent to

If your preliminary application is viewed positively, you will be invited to submit a full application. Candidates will be notified in writing

Preliminary application deadline 12th May, 2011

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