NCBS-inStem-IC post-doc partnership program

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, and Institut Curie, France (IC) are pleased to announce the NCBS/inStem/IC Postdoctoral Fellowship (NCBS/inStem/IC-PDF).

The program will provide excellent training to scientists through a structured exchange program to encourage scientific collaborations between IC , Paris, France and NCBS/inStem , Bangalore, India.

Each year there will be a call for collaborative projects, which must be proposed by two PIs, whereby one PI is located at the IC, and the other at the NCBS/inStem.

Two year joint post doctoral fellowship with annual review and renewal. Under exceptional circumstances the duration can be extended for one-year durations up to a maximum of four years.

The Basic salary for the joint postdoctoral fellow will be paid by NCBS/inStem, commensurate with the terms of the Campus Fellows Program and subject to tax. Institut Curie will provide top-up salary to the fellow to cover his/her costs of living for the duration of their stay in Paris for the project. Fellows should spend approximately equal amounts of time in Bangalore and Paris.


Interested candidates should directly apply to the participating PIs of the joint projects listed here.

The application package should consist of the following :

  • Your latest CV

  • PDF versions of 1-3 first-author publications.

  • At least 2 letters of references (e-mailed directly to the participating PIs)

If shortlisted by the participating PIs, you should develop a research proposal with detailed plans and timelines of the project for 4 years, developed in close collaboration with your proposed hosts.

Full applications consisting of the following should be sent by e-mail as a single pdf package to

  • Your latest CV

  • A research proposal with detailed plans and timelines developed for one of the Joint Project Blurbs. The length should not be more than 4-5 pages including references.

  • PDF versions of 1-3 first-author publications.

  • At least 2 letters of references/recommendations (e-mailed directly to

  • Host PIs support letter (e-mailed directly to

Deadline for sending the complete application to : 31st March 2020.

Decisions about the short-listed candidate will be announced within 2 weeks after this deadline.

Not accepting projects now.


Candidates should not have more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates must be sponsored by a local host who is a member of NCBS/inStem/IC Faculty.


Currently no call under this programme.

Please contact Johannes Ludger ( or Raposo Graca ( at Institut Curie, Paris, France or Mukund Thattai (, Academic Office, inStem/NCBS, Bangalore, India for any additional information.