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:

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.

For the Fellowship, the applicant is required to:
• Identify a host institution in India.
• Have a Fellowship supervisor at this host institution, in whose laboratory the applicant can carry out their Fellowship project.

The fellowship is for four years, and provides:

• Generous personal support.
• Flexible funding to conduct research.
• Subsistence and travel allowance to “Work outside the Host Institute” i.e., overseas, for up to 2 years.


Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Due allowance will be given to an applicant whose career has been affected for personal reasons.


Any research relating to animal or human welfare. Includes Basic biomedical research, Clinical research, Public health research, Veterinary sciences etc.

Applications for the current round are due by 17 August 2011.

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Award Term Fixed OR Variable? FIXED
Minimum Term: 4 YEARS
Maximum Term: 4 YEARS
Award Renewable? NO
Does an INDIVIDUAL or INSITUTION apply to the program? INDIVIDUAL
Is there an application deadline? YES
Application deadline(s): 17 AUGUST 2011

Deadline Comments:

Preliminary Applications Due: 17 August 2011
Invited Full Applications Due: October 2011
Short-listing: December 2011
Interviews: February 2012

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