The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The India Alliance is its first venture internationally where it has partnered with the Government to build capacity not only by providing funding for science but also by training a Grants unit that follows internationally recognized processes.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was formed in 1986, giving a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It has made a significant impact on the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment and industry.

Together, this partnership is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Indian scientific community with outstanding biomedical researchers.  The India Alliance offers four Fellowship schemes to basic biomedical scientists, clinicians, public health researchers and veterinarians who wish to pursue academic research in India. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, launched on 9 September 2008, is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India.

Early Career Fellowships

Tenure: Five years (full time).


Applicants can be of any nationality and their PhD need not have been taken in India. 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. Career breaks or time spent outside the research environment will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application.

If the candidates hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they should write to the Office with their CV before submitting the application.

It is mandatory that applicants carry out their Fellowship project in a laboratory that is not their Thesis laboratory or Thesis environment. If there are compelling reasons to continue in or return to applicants’ thesis laboratory, please contact the Office.
Fellowships may not be taken up prior to the completion of a successful PhD viva. The Fellowship must be started within one year of being awarded. The final year or a majority of the final year of the Fellowship must be spent in host institution in India.


Research expenses that include materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and equipment like laptop are provided. Additional allowances for travel and overseas subsistence for work outside the Host Institution of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad.

The total award for an Early Career Fellowship typically amounts to INR 1.5 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. For further details, see costing policies.

Fellow’s personal support

The India Alliance has set a level of personal support for each scheme amounting to Rs 8,06,400/ year. In addition to this, for Early Career Fellows who have requested overseas visits, a subsistence allowance of Rs 1,50,000/ month will be provided.

Overhead Costs: The India Alliance will make a contribution towards the indirect costs incurred by the host institution in housing the research, and is set at 10% of the total award.

Work outside host institution: The India Alliance will provide a contribution to carry out research outside the host institution, either in India or abroad, for Early Career up to 2 years.

Working elsewhere in India: Emoluments/subsistence would be provided in line with that of local rates. Travel costs must be specified by the applicant.

Working abroad: Applicants will be provided with an emolument/allowance of Rs 1.5 Lakhs per month. In addition, a total of Rs 1.5 Lakhs would be provided to cover travel costs.

Contingency fund: To meet unanticipated costs contingency fund called Flexible Funding Allowance of Rs.50,000 will be provided.


Current Competition
Preliminary application launch: 1 May 2013
Preliminary application deadline: 13 June 2013
Invited full application deadline: 3 September 2013
Selection Committee short-listing: January 2014
Interviews for short-listed candidates: February 2014

Application process

A preliminary application can be submitted through the online system, IASys. Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline.

Preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee. Successful candidates will be short-listed for interview. Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date.

Further information: Please visit the fellowship page.

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Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship has been established by Hermes Fund Managers and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK., in memory of Alastair Ross Goobey and his contribution to the investment management industry and as a pioneer of the international corporate governance movement.

Alastair was a highly respected and successful City fund manager. He became the chief executive of Hermes, one of the largest pension fund managers in the UK. He was a pioneer and champion of the global corporate governance movement. Alastair is credited with transforming the global corporate governance into what we see today. Alastair was educated at Marlborough and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship aims to provide the financial assistance necessary to encourage and develop the emergent corporate governance leaders of the future. The annual scholarship endowment will be awarded to an individual displaying strong leadership in the field of corporate governance, despite facing the challenges of working in a difficult or low income environment. The ambition of the Scholarship is to provide an individual with the opportunity and the support to further their contribution to international corporate governance reform.

The Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship will provide annual financial assistance towards: Participation at global ICGN and relevant partner Conferences; conference registration fees; travel expenses; accommodation costs; annual ICGN Membership; publication of candidate’s research paper/s; bursary towards costs of research and writing of research paper/s.

Selection Criteria
The Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship is open to any individual around the world working or researching in the field of corporate governance. The Scholarship award is focused towards those individuals working in low income countries or environments, who would benefit most from the opportunity to participate in the global governance debate, as well as contribute their own research and experience.

An individual may be eligible to apply for the Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship if the candidate:
can demonstrate an active role in working, or research, in the field of corporate governance; can demonstrate how he(she) will be able to use the opportunity of the scholarship to further his(her) work in corporate governance reform; can provide two references, one of whom should be from the institution with which the candidate is affiliated.

How to apply: Applications can be done by completing the on-line application form on the ICGN website ( The ICGN Board, made up of representatives from around the world, will award the Scholarship each year. Successful candidates will be notified in writing ahead of the annual ICGN Conference. For assistance Email:, visit ICGN scholarship page.

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Junior Research Fellow of CSIR or NBHM

Junior Research Fellow of CSIR or NBHM

Eligibility: For those who have obtained a Junior Research fellow funded by CSIR/NBHM (National Board of Higher Mathematics)or any other agency.

Tenble at: Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.

How to apply: Communicate your intention to do a Ph.D. at the Bangalore centre by email to: The institute will get back to the applicant and arrange a convenient date for an independent written test and interview.

Further information: For further information contact Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
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Indian Statistical Institute Junior Research Fellow

Indian Statistical Institute
Junior Research Fellow


JRF statistics

Eligibility: Applicants should posses a good academic record with M.Stat., M.A, M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics. Outstanding candidates with B.Stat/ B.Math.,/B.A./B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as the main subject also will be considered.

Entrance test and interview: These are held in the first week of May. Advertisements appear in National news papers and also on the institute web-site in the month of February.

Financial Support: Junior Research Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of Rs.16000 per month. A special fellowship of Rs.20000 per month is granted for exceptionally meritorious candidates. The fellowship is extended annually as long as normal progress is maintained. The fellowship also carries a contingency grant of Rs.20000 per annum. The amount may be spent for purchase of books and stationeries, photocopying, thesis typing and binding, submission fee etc. On satisfactory completion of two years, the monthly stipend will be raised to Rs.18000.

Further information: can be had from the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore website:

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