Scholarship Examination in India

Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers is launched by the Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance. This Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for those Clinicians and Public Health Researchers to pursue an independent research program at an academic institution in India.

Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers

  • CATEGORY : Intermediate Fellowship
  • RESEARCH AREAS : Health Care
  • FELLOWSHIP PROVIDED BY : Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance
  • PROVIDED TO : Clinicians and Public Health Researchers


The Fellowship is for Five years‚ and provides:

  • Competitive personal support
  • Research expenses, including research assistance if required (normally funding for two research staff may be requested; requests for additional research staff may be considered if the proposed work involves fieldwork or if the clinical studies/laboratory work require assistance from additional support staff).
  • The Clinicians and Public Health Research Fellows may use this opportunity to pursue a PhD on the India Alliance funded research.
  • Additional allowances for scientifically justified visits (International training and travel )of  up to one year to to an external laboratory either in India or abroad.

The total award for an Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers typically amounts to INR 3.8 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. Costs requested by the applicant must commensurate with their research proposal and should be fully justified in the full application. Inadequate justifications may result in costs being revised.

Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers Eligibility Criteria :

It is not mandatory for the clinician and public health researchers to have a PhD  in order to apply to the Fellowships. Their research experience and qualifications are used by the office to advise on the eligibility.

  • Applicants should normally have between four to seven years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent degree
  • Previous research experiences
  • The candidates need not be an Indian national or of Indian origin but should be willing to establish an independent research career in India.
  • Applicants are expected to answer an original biomedical research question.

A not-for-profit Host Institution in India that will administer the Fellowship for the entire duration of the Fellowship (5 years). A salaried position or commitment to a salaried position at the Host Institution is not required. A sponsor at the Host Institution, who can guarantee space and resources for the duration of the award.

How to apply for Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers

Candidates should download the application form from India Alliance website at . Applicants are encouraged to contact India Alliance at for any queries.

The application is assessed to check the eligibility within one month of the submission deadline. If successful, it is subjected to an appropriate peer-review and will be considered by the appropriate Selection Committee and, if successful, candidates will be short-listed for interview.Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date.

Intermediate Scholarship for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers Contact

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
H.No 8-2-684/3/K/19‚ 1st Floor‚ Kaushik
Society Road No. 12‚ Banjara Hills
India 500 034
Phones: 91 040 4018 9445 / 6 / 7
Fax: 91 040 4018 9449

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