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Fellowships are available across the full spectrum of biomedical research - from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through to clinical and public health research.

Research projects can be based in the laboratory, the clinic or the field and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches.

Early Career Fellowships

For the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers, to help them make an early start in launching their independent research careers, working in the best laboratories in India.

Intermediate Fellowships

For excellent postdoctoral scientists to undertake high-quality research and establish themselves as independent researchers in India.

Senior Fellowships

There are two categories of Senior Fellowships available:

Senior Fellowships I

For newly established biomedical scientists who have an excellent track record and are successfully leading an independent research group and projects in India.

Senior Fellowships II (Margdarshi Fellowships)

For outstanding biomedical scientists to nucleate a cutting edge research programme in India.

Overview of different Fellowship schemes:


Early Career Intermediate Senior
Eligibility -1 to 4 years post-PhD 4 – 7 years post-PhD 7 – 15 years post-PhD
Duration 5 years 5 years 5 years
Consumable expenses Yes Yes Yes
Major Equipment No Yes Yes
International research Up to 2 years
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Up to 1 years
http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 1.5 lakhs / month
Per need
Support Staff No Yes
Up to 2, including postdocs
Up to 4, including postdocs
Travel to meetings http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 1.5 lakhs / year http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 1.5 lakhs/ year
Research Staff http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 1 lakh / year
http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 2 lakhs/ year
Research Staff http://www.wellcomedbt.org/images/rs.png 1 lakh / year
Contingency  2 lakhs  7.5 lakhs  10 lakhs

Note: The above indicators are for comparison purposes only; the actual criteria and amounts are subject to change. For a detailed description, please carefully read each individual scheme to identify the one that best fits you. Click here for detailed costing policies

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