DBT-TWAS Postgraduate & Post Doc Fellowship Programme
DBT-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship program for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a Ph.D. in biotechnology.
Partner organizations Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Host Country India
Eligible Nationalities Developing countries in the South
Minimum degree held M.Sc.,
Duration Up to 5 years
Field: Chemical Sciences
Age Limit 35
Sandwich Option Yes
- TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a minimum period of 12 months to a maximum period of 18 months.
- To help candidates in their choice of a suitable host institution a list of biotechnology institutes in India is available here: List_Biotechn_India.pdf. However, candidates are free to choose an Indian biotechnology institution that does not appear on the list.
- DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.
- The language of instruction is English.
Applicants for these fellowships mustmeet the following criteria:
- be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
- be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
- must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
- Hold a Ph.D. degree in bioscience or biotechnology.
- Be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment there.
- Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT.
- provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of education was not English;
- provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
- not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
- be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from an Indian biotechnology institution to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Applicants will have until the deadline to submit the Acceptance Letter to TWAS. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
- Should you have applied to or availed of any Indian fellowships (especially INSA JRD TATA) in the current or previous year this must be clearly specified in the application form.
- Applications for the TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
- Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the Visiting Scientists program, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD are mutually exclusive.
How To Apply:
From 2017 applications can only be submitted via an online portal once the call is open.
Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.
Opening date of this fellowship: 20 June 2021
Closing date of this fellowship: 20 September 2021
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.
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