The Research Development Office has developed a database of currently available funding opportunities primarily for Indian researchers. This database is constantly being updated. Although most of the available funding comes from the Government of India, there are many other opportunities from India and overseas that can be applied for.

Click here to download the Excel format of database with more details. The filter tool can then be used to search against various categories.

This information was last updated on 26-April-2019.

Personal Support (Tenable in India)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Kate Stokes Memorial Award Team based projects for individuals from developing countries who are early in their conservation career and demonstrate leadership potential

To be announced

Upto 3 years

CIFAR

Azrieli Global Scholars program Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic position. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. To be announced 2 years
DBT Tata Innovation Fellowship Age less than 60 years. emplyoment at a research institute. To be announced 3 years with possibility of 2 year extension
DBT Ramalingaswamy Re-entry Fellowship Age less than 55 years. At least 3 years of post-doctoral research  experience with last two  years from an overseas
laboratory.
To be announced (Jan) 5 years
DST-SERB Ramanujan Fellowship PhD/MD with excellent proven track-record. Age less than 55 years. Rolling programme 5 years
DST-SERB J C Bose national Fellowships PhD, less than 68 years. Needs to be nominated by the institute Rolling programme 5 years
DST Swarnajayanti Fellowships PhD, Age 30-40 years To be announced (April) 5 years
International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) Return home Fellowship Scientists who are developing a successful basic/clinical research career in a developed country and wish to return to their country of origin or to a less developed country 1 September  
Lady Tata Memorial Trust Young Researcher Award Strong scientific leadership with more than 10 years experience running an independent lab To be announced 3+2 years based on review of progress
SERB Core Research Grant (CRG) To support scientists for undertaking research in frontier areas of S&T in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences 10-June-2019 3 years
SERB Early Career Research Award (SERB) To support excellent scientists who wish to undertake high-quality research and to establish themselves as independent researchers in an academic institution in India. To be announced 3 years
Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation (SreePVF) Competitive Research Grant in the area of Biological Sciences To support research in the arae of biological Sciences for individuals and groups engaged in the broad areas of biological and chemical sciences. 30th June-2019 3 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowship Strong scientific leadership with more than 10 years experience running an independent lab To be announced 5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Research Fellowship 4-7 years PD experience

To be Launched in June/ July 2019

 

5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Research Fellowship 7-15 years PD experience To be Launched in June/ July 2019 5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India 4-7 years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent research experience To be launched in early 2020 5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India 7-15 years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent clinical research experience To be launched in early 2020 5 years

 

 

Personal Support (tenable abroad)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
Alexander Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for experienced researchers (Germany) Independent PI (Assistant Professor/ Junior Research GL) with < 12 years experience Rolling programme 6-18 months, can be divided into 3 blocks of minimum 3 months each in 3 years.
Alexander Humboldt Foundation International Climate protection Fellowships (Germany) Min Master's level education, first degree less than 12 years ago, practical experience in climate protection/ nature conservation,with leadership potential

1-March-2019

1 year
American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI, USA) Beginner Independent investigator or clinician To be announced 6-12 months
       
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology Microbiologists with significant experience in research or teaching in the field, who have obtained a Phd within past 10 years 15 December each year short term
Union for international cancer control (UICC) Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants (any country overseas) PhD/MD with min 2 years postdoc experience To be announced (March) 3 months
US-India Educational Foundation Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships Indian faculty/researchers with at least 5 years teaching experience, preferably below 50 years of age 15-July-2019 4-9 months

 

 

Research Grants
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Conservation Follow-up Awards Minimum team of three  with at least 50% involved in previous CLP project and additional new team members with no more than 5 years of paid experience  in the conservation sector To be announced in September Upto 2 years
CSIR CSIR Sposnsored Research Grants PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 3 years
DBT Project grant PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 3-5 years
DBT Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) Public-Private Partnership Programme of DBT supports research initiatives of Indian Biotech Industry solely or in collaboration with academic partners. Operated through BIRAC To be announced  
DBT BioCAre Research Grant opportunity (RGO) PhD (age limit 55 years) Women Scientists who are employed or unemployed or are desirous of coming back after a break. To be announced 3+2 years
DBT Accelerated Translational Grant for Commercialization (ATGC)

The primary applicant should be the Project Coordinator with established proof-of-concept ready for validation with proven expertise in the proposed area, demonstrated through                      publications/patents and earlier executed research projects.

 

31-Dec-2019 18-24 months
DST (SERB) Core Research Grant (CRG) PhD, regular appointment in a research institute 10-June-2019 3 years
DST(SERB) Early career research award PhD,  must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized academic institution/ or national laboratories or any other recognized R&D institutions and must apply not later than the first two years of their regular service To be announced 3 years
DST (SERB) High risk high reward research The applicant(s) must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized institution Call is now open 3 years (extendable to 5 years)
DST (SERB) Industry Relevant R&D The academic partner must hold a regular academic/research position in an academic institution. All industries (including MSME & industrial R&D Centres) are eligible. Rolling programme 3 years
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-A) for unemployed women scientists Rolling programme 3 years
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-B) For unemployed women scientists whose age limit is below 57 years To be announced 2 years
DST Cognitive Science Research Inititative Scientists/academicians  should have a research  background  in  Cognitive  Science  and hold a regular  position To be announced (June) 3 years
DST Nano Mission For research in the field of Nano science and technology, online application Rolling programme 3 years
DFG – German Research Foundation Temporary Position for P.I. Any researcher with Ph.D Rolling programme 3 years
EARTHWATCH Institute US/International Research Grants Advanced scholars and professionals of any nationality, covering any geographic region. EARTHWATCH supports doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, or researchers with equivalent scholarship or commensurate life experience 18 Months prior to reseach initiation Grants renewed annually, long-term research projects are encouraged. Principal investigators to indicate their projected research term.
Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Pump-priming funding for initial ideas. To be announced 1-6 years* (with extension)
ICGEB Collaborative Research Programme Should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States. To be announced (April) 36 months
James McDonnell Foundation (USA) 2016 Scholar Awards in Complex Systems Science 5-15 years post PhD with a  regular position in a non-profit research institution. No nationality restrictions To be announced 3-6 years
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) SFARI Explorer Awards PhD, MD or equivalent with faculty position in research or educational institute. No citizenship or country requirements Rolling Program 1 year
USAID/NSF Partnership for enhanced engagement in Research (PEER) PIs in developing countries collaborating with a PI in US having a NSF grant active for the duration of the  award To be announced (Jan) 1-3 years
WWF-India Small Grants Program for individuals based in India to carry out conservation research or undertake a conservation project grants are provided twice a year. phase I applications to be submitted by 30 June and Phase II applications by 31-Dec 6-12 months
HHMI/ Gates/ Wellcome Trust/ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) International Research Scholars Program Applicants having outstanding scientific training records and exceptional potential for significant in their independent careers and are trained in the United States or United Kingdom at the doctoral, medical, or postdoctoral level for at least 1 year. To be announced 5 Years

 


Infrastructure Grants
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT Creation of Center of excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology (CEIB) PIs with strong track record, permanent position at a non-profit research institution To be announced 5 years, (extendable by maximum 5 years)
DST Fund for improvement of S&T infrastructure (FIST) All Science Centres having strong postgraduate teaching and research programs which have existed for at least 3 years. To be announced 5 years

 

 


International Collaborations
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
AISTDF ASEAN-India collaborative R&D program

Faculty member at eligible Indian/ ASEAN MS universities/ publicly funded research institutes. The total number of participants on each side should not exceed two.

Rolling scheme. Formal processing of the proposals shall start wef 1st Jan, 1st April, 1st July, 1st Oct each year.

24-36 months

BRICS Coordinated call for BRICS multilateral projects Pilot call 2016 Should consist of partners from at least three of the BRICS countries. All applicants must fulfil their respective national eligibility rules for research grant applications
Budget: Research funding and exchange visits
To be announced (Nov) 3 years
DST-CEFIPRA Industry Academia Research & Development Programme  one industrial partner and one research institutes each from India & France (2+2 Model). 1st Feb &1st July each year 3 years
DST-CEFIPRA

Collaborative Scientific Research Programme

At least two scientists, one each from India and France as Principal Collaborators. Principal Collaborators and Joint Collaborators should have permanent position in an Indian or French University/R&D Institution.

15th Jan & 15th July each year

3 years
DBT/CDTI, Spain Joint Call For Proposals For Technological Co-Operation In The Field Of Biotechnology To support collaborative research projects between scientists in Spain and India in all areas of biotechnology e.g. health biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, nano-biotechnology, agro-biotechnology, biofuels and bioenergy, marine biotechnology, bioinformatics and biomedical engineering To be announced 4 years
DST/JSPS (Japan) Indo-Japan Cooperative Science program (IJCSP) Scientists/ faculty members working in regular capacity in UGC recognized Universities/ Deemed Universities/ Academic Institutes and National Research & Development Laboratories/ Institutes. To be announced 2 years
DBT-BMBF Indo-German Joint Call for Proposals in the area of Biotechnology Scientists/faculty members working in regular capacity in universities, national R&D laboratories/ institutes/universities and private R&D institutes /companies To be announced 2 years
DST- DeitY India-UK Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme The Indian Project Lead must be a commercial company. Academic institutions, research hospitals, other R&D institutes can participate in the projects as co-investigators. To be announced  
DST-RFBR Indo-Russian Joint Research Call for Proposals The team leaders must hold a full-time position at a university or research institute in their respective countries. To be announced 2 years
DST Indo-Belarus Joint Research Programme The applicant should be a Leader of a team of scientists in each country and should hold a full-time position at a University or Research Institution To be announced 2 years
Human Frontier in Science Program (HFSP) Young Investigator's grants Junior Independent PI, within 5 years of obtaining an independent position To be announced (March) 3 years
Human Frontier in Science Program (HFSP) Programme grants Independent PI To be announced (March) 3 years
Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) Career Development Award Need to have held one of 2 Feeder Fellowships To be announced 3 years
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Indo-US R &D Joint Networked Center Needs 2 Indian and 2 American scientists from academia and laboratories (both public and non government) To be announced 2 Years
Indo French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research IFCPAR Indo-French Collaborative research projects PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute To be announced (Jan) 3 years
INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme Indo-European Innovation Joint Call for proposals in the field of Bioeconomy Public and/or private entities are eligible according to their respective national/regional regulations. At least three partners of which two partners must be from two different European countries participating in the call, and one from India To be announced 2-5 years (DBT), 3 years (DST)
National Geographic Conservation trust  No restriction on educational qualification. applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. at least 8 months prior to anticipated field dates  1 year
NSF-SERB Partnership for International Research & Education (PIRE) Individual scientists  and  research  groups  from  academic  institutions, research laboratories and non-profit  R&D  institutions, which  are  eligible  for normal DST/SERB grants. To be announced 5 years

DBT/DIIS, Australia

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund

Applicant should be from Indian not-for- profit research organization/education institution/ public/private research company. Have at least one Australian partner and confirmation from the implementing Australian  agency that a corresponding application from that Australian partner has been received.

 

To be announced (Jan) 3 years

DBT/EU,                  Europe

H2020 call

To support collaborative research proposals between scientists in India and Europe on projects related to broad thematic areas including Health, biotechnology, food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland   water research and the bioeconomy.

 

The deadlines vary for the different themes. 22nd Jan, 2019 (Biotechnology), 23rd Jan, 2019 (food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland  water research and the bioeconomy); 5th March, 2019 (Biotechnology); 24th April, 2019 (Health)

 

3-5 years

DBT/DFG, Germany

Funding Opportunities for Indo-German Fundamental Research
Projects in the Life Sciences

Applicants must be from Government of   India supported or recognised (Public or Private) academia; research organizations and  urban or other local bodies.

 

Proposals accepted any time of the year

3 years

DST/RCN, Norway

Indo-Norway Joint Research Projects in S&T

Applicants must be from Government of    India supported or recognised (Public or Private) academia; research organizations and  urban or other local bodies.

 

22-Feb-2019 3 years

DBT/CRDF/NIH

CRDF Global Request for Proposals

To create single network CRDF consisting of multiple clinical and laboratory research sites and  a multidisciplinary team of Indian and U.S. investigators that addresses an array of TB research questions of importance to India in the global context.

Applicants must be from Government of    India supported or recognised (Public or Private) academia;    research organizations and  urban or other local bodies.

 

 

28-Feb-2019 5 years
Wellcome-DBT India Alliance Team Science Grants

To support collaborative research projects that address an important health challenge for India. 

 

17-June-2019 5 years

 

 


International Exchange
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
BBSRC (UK) India Partnering Award Promotes scientifc exchange especially of early career scientists between India  and UK  To be announced (Nov) 4 years
Cambridge -India Hameid visiting fellowship

 

Academics at Indian universities with an existingacademic relationship with colleagues at the University of Cambridge or vice versa

 

 

Rolling Scheme 1-2 weeks
CEFIPRA-DST Raman-Charpak Fellowship Program Students registered for PhD in an Indian/French institution 15-May-2019 3-6months
DST/ DAAD (Germany) DST-DAAD Project based personnel exchange programme collaborative travel for upto 4 visits on either side To be announced 2 years
DAAD, Germany Research Stays University academics and scientists from India on active duty To be announced 1-3 months
DBT/ MCTI (Brazil) Indo-Brazil-Joint call for proposals in the field of Biotechnology Needs Brazilian collaborator, regular position in research institute To be announced 3 years

DST/BELSPO, Belgium

Call for Proposals: Support of Networking Activities/                Topping-up grant

Academicians who already have an on-going project grant with Belgium collaborator are eligible to participate. Indian scientists, who are presently implementing more than one research project supported from the International Division of the DST are not eligible to apply.

 

To be announced  
INSA

Indo-Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Fellowship Programme 2016-2017

PhD (<10 years of post-PhD experience), Indian   national,   residing   in   India, holding   a   regular   position   in   a   recognized   S&T Institution/University.

To be announced 3-9 months
IUSSTF

Research Internships In Science and Engineering

US/Indian citizens. PhD and Master students currently enrolled at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in U.S.

 

To be announced 3 months
Matsumae International Foundation (Japan) MIF Research Fellowship PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute.Needs to work in Japanese institute. 31-July-2019 3-6 months
Royal Society, UK International Exchange scheme Postdoc or holding independent position in research institute/university 30-May 2019 variable from 3months, 1 year or 2 years

 

 


Organising Meetings/Symposia/Workshops
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DST Financial Assistance for organising Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshops   3-6 months prior to the event  
CSIR Financial Assistance for organising Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshops   3 months before the event  
Company of Biologists Scientific Meetings Grant Organiser must have a PhD and must be in the organising group for the meeting. No nationality or geographic restrictions but preference given to events where organisers have sought maximal feasible diversity in speakers in terms of geography, gender and age. 4 Jan, 2019; 25 March, 2019  
Company of Biologists Small Meetings grant Organiser must have a PhD and must be in the organising group for the meeting. Rolling scheme  
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advance Research (IFCPAR) Grant for organizing Seminars and Workshops Needs French collaborator 15-Jan and 15- July every year  
DST/Royal Society and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) UK India-UK Scientific Seminars PhD with regular appointment at a research institute in India or UK To be announced  
EMBO EMBO Courses and Workshops program Funds conferences, workshops, practical courses and symposia that promote collaborations and exchange in the latest life science advances.Funding priority is given to events held in an EMBC Member State or cooperating country To be announced  
EMBO/Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

India | EMBO Symposia

Symposia must take place in India, but scientists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, independent of their nationality.

India | EMBO Symposia must cover frontier, pioneering and interdisciplinary areas of life sciences that are underserved in India, and include speakers with interdisciplinary expertise.

15 Feb 2017 and 15 July 2017

 
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Indo-US  Bilateral Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences Qualified scientist from all science disciplines working at Indian and American institutions To be announced  
Lady Tata Memorial Trust Meetings/Symposia/Workshops in the area of medical research   2 months prior to the event  
TWAS International Scientific meetings Organiser must be developing country To be announced  

 


Travel 
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT Travel Support for attending International Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium PhD, Age less than 50 years At least 8 weeks prior to travel date  
DBT CREST Award Applicant must have a permanent job To be Announced 1-12 months
DST International Travel support Scheme open to all researchers. Senior researchers (> 35 years) cannot apply to Int Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) sponsored events Rolling programme. App. to reach two months prior to the event  
International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) International Travel Grants For participation in international Neuroscience meetings To be announced  
ICMR International Travel by Non-ICMR Scientists Biomedical scientists engaged in R&D. Senior Scientist (above 35 yrs of age) are eligible to apply only to international scientific events which are not sponsored by international Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). 6 weeks before the commencement of the event  
INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-DOS/ISRO CICS Travel Fellowship Programme PhD, Indian nationality committee meets six times/year with specific deadline for each meeting  
Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust

 

Education grant- Travel grants

PhD with regular position in research institute, Indian nationality at least 3-4 months prior to departure. 31-May every year  

 

 


Entrepreunership/Technology Development grants
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
Wellcome Trust (UK) Affordable Healthcare in India The PI should be based in India with regular employment in Not-for-profit institutions, governmental or non-governmental organisations and international organisations operating within India.  To be announced  
Wellcome Trust (UK) Biomedical resource and technology development grants applicants in the UK who have a track record in obtaining grant funding. Researchers in low- or middle-income countries  eligible to apply if they have a track record of Trust funding or can demonstrate a strong track record of independent research accomplishment. To be announced upto 5 years

 

 


Others
Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
British Ecological Society (BES) Outreach grant Individuals or organisations interested in organising public engagement events in ecology. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the BES, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups To be announced (March)  
BIRAC Contract research and service scheme to facilitate Academia-Industry Collaboration One academic (primary applicant) + private company partner To be announced (March)  
CEFIPRA-BIRAC Red Biotechnology up to pre-commercialization stage The proposals must involve at least two French partners (one academia and one industry) and two Indian partners (one academia and one industry) To be announced 2 years
DBT BioCAre (Research Grant Opportunity) PhD (age limit 55 years). Women currently unemployed, temporarily employed or looking for change in career path To be announced 12 months
DST Utilisation Of The Scientific Expertise Of Retired Scientists(USERS) Age upto 67 years  

2 years

Rolex Awards Young Laureates Will support projects in the field of science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, and cultural heritage To be announced 12-18 months

 

The Research Development Office has developed a database of currently available funding opportunities from major sources primarily for Indian researchers. This database is constantly being updated. Although most of the available funding comes from the Government of India, there are many other opportunities from India and overseas that can be applied for.

The tables below list funding opportunities for students and post-doctoral researchers. These include Fellowships for personal support (tenable in India and abroad), mechanisms for funding attendance at international conferences and exchange visits to overseas laboratories.The applications where prescreening is mandatory should be sent to the Academic office at least 4 weeks ahead of the deadline and  the RDO will need at least 2 weeks lead time ahead of deadlines to carry out the due diligence for the application.

To know more about the application process for post-doctoral positions at NCBS via Extramural Funding Schemes please click here.

This information was last updated on 22-Feb-2019.

 


Personal Support (Tenable in India)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Duration Deadline
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Conservation Future conservationist Award Minimum team of three  with no more than 5 years of paid experience in the conservation sector 3 months-1 year To be announced (Sep)
CSIR CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme Fresh PhDs and postdocs with < 3 years research exp. Age limit 32 yrs, relaxable by 5 yrs for SC/ST/OBCs/PH/ women.Need to work in a CSIR lab 2 years, extendable by 1 year based on review of performance Rolling program
CSIR Research Associateship (CSIR-RA) PhD (thesis submitted candidates are also eligible), must be Indian nationals. 1 year, extendable by 3 years 26-July-2019
DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award Young investigators below 35 years of age. Pre-screening by Academic Office is mandatory. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO. 3 years 15-July-2019
DBT DBT Research Associateship For fresh post-docs, must be Indian nationals. 2 years, extendable to 5 25 March, 2019
DST Innovation in Science Pursuit for inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowships 1st rank holders qualified for doctoral research in any recognised research institute/CSIR/NET/GATE qualified 5 years To be announced (August)
DST Postdoctoral fellowship under Cognitive Science Research Initiative PhD, less than 40 years of age with no regular employment in a research institute 2 years To be announced (June)
DST Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST) PhD (Desirable), less than 35 years of age with 5 yr relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/ PH/ Women 3 years To be announced (March)
DST- SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship PhDs less than 35 years of age with 5 yr relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/ PH/ Women. Pre-screening by Academic Office is mandatory. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO. 3 years To be announced (April)
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-A) for unemployed women scientists 3 years Rolling program
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-B) for unemployed women scientists 2 years To be announced
DBT BioCare (Early Career Scientists ) 0-2 years Post PhD experience. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO. 3 years To be announced
European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO Long-term Fellowship 0-3 years postdoc experience. Researchers from EU member countries may conduct research in India. Pre-screening by Academic Office is mandatory. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO. 2 years

To be announced

 (10 Feb &11 August)

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship (For US Nationals) US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and  foreign citizens to conduct research in laboratories in the US only. No more than one year of postdoctoral research experience. 3 years To be announced (June)
Human Frontiers in Sciences Program (HFSP) Cross-diciplinary Fellowships (For Non Indian nationals tenable in India) PhD in discipline outside of life sciences (0-3 years postdoc experience) for training in field of biology 3 years (can be split into 2 years + 1 year after (2 years break) to be used for relocation to home country

To be announced (August)

International Brain research Organization (IBRO) Return home fellowship (for Indians trained in a developed country) PhD/postdoc/junior faculty abroad   1 Sep each year
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) IBRO-Asian/Pacific Exchange Fellowship (for exchange in Asia-Pacific region only) PhD/postdoc/junior faculty under the age of 45 years 4-6 months October each year
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Research internships in science and engineering for American students in India (RISE) US or Indian nationals enrolled for PhD or Masters course at an academic institute in US 3 months To be announced in May
James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studying Complex Systems Ph.D. students with theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science that anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2016 or in 2017. No nationality restrictions 2-3 years To be announced in March
Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship program (USA) US nationals to work in a non-profit institution in India. Fresh PhDs and postdocs 3 years To be announced (Oct)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)- Global Fellowships (EU nationals eligible) PhD
from EU or Associated
Countries. Pre-screening by Academic Office is mandatory. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO.
2-3 years inclusive of the obligatory return to host organisation in the final year To be announced
Ministry of Environment and Forests National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme PhDs less than 35 years of age with 5 yr relaxation in exceptional cases. Min 5-8 years experience including PhD research 1-2 years Rolling program
National Geographic Conservation trust No restriction on educational qualification. applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. 1 year at least 8 months prior to anticipated field dates
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (For Canadian nationals) Canadian national (with PhD from Canadian institution), 0-2 years post PhD 2 years 15 Oct each year
NSERC/ CIHR/SSHRC (Canada) Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (For Canadian nationals) Canadian national (with PhD from Canadian institution), 0-3 years post PhD 2 years To be announced (Sep)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) Branco-Weiss Fellowship Fresh PhDs/ early stage postdocs in the field of sciences, engineering and social sciences who are pursuing unusual projects on the frontiers between society and science. No nationality or geographic restrictions 5 years

 

 

 

Simons Foundation

Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowships

 Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, may be submitted from scientists in domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, universities, laboratories etc. There are no citizenship or country requirements. 3 years To be announced (August)
The academy of science for developing world (TWAS) TWAS-DBT Biotechnology Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in India (DBT institutes) PhD Biosc/Biotech, citizens of developing countries outside india holding regular research position in home country, Age limit 40 yrs, 12-18 months 31-Aug each year
Wellcome Trust- DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowship 0-4 years post PhD.Pre-screening by Academic Office is mandatory. Submission to be  coordinated by the RDO. 5 years To be announced
Wellcome Trust- DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India 0-4 years of postdoctoral/post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH or equivalent research experience 5 years To be announced (Jan)
Wellcome Trust- DBT India Alliance Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians MD/MS/DM qualified candidates and Allied health professionals 2 years To be announced in July
WWF-India Small Grants Programme individuals based in India for for carrying out conservation research or undertaking a conservation project 6-12 months To be announced

 


Personal Support (Tenable Abroad)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Duration Deadline
BOSTON BANGALORE BIOTECHNOLOGY BEGINNINGS (B4) B4 Fellowships PhD from Indian institution (< 5 years post‐PhD
experience). Exceptional senior doctoral students may be considered.
1 year To be announced
DFG – German Research Foundation Research Grants, including Module ‘Temporary Position for P.I.’ Any researcher with Ph.D. Up to 3 years Rolling program
DST-SERB SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship Age limit <35 years, PhD degree not earlier than the preceding two years from recognized institutions in India or researchers in regular employment, Offer letter from the overseas host institution. 1 year (extendable by one year) To be announced
Alexander Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for early postdoctoral researchers (Germany) For fresh post docs (< 4yrs experience) 6-24 months Rolling program
Alexander Humboldt Foundation Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Germany) PhD with less than 6 years postdoc experience 5 years To be announced
British Academy and Royal Society, UK Newton International Fellowship (UK) non-UK resident early career postdocs (0-7 years post PhD experience) 2 years To be announced
DFG – German Research Foundation Emmy Noether Programme Promising younger researchers who have received their PhD between 2 - 4 years ago 5 years Rolling program
EAER Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarships for foreign researchers PhD degree, maximum 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline 12 months To be announced
European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO Long-term Fellowship (EU countries) 0-3 years postdoc experience 2 years To be announced  (10 Feb &11 August)
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship (For Indian Nationals) support for young researhcers engaged in biological or medical research. US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. 3 years To be announced (June)
Human Frontiers in Sciences Program (HFSP) Long term Fellowships (For Indian nationals tenable overseas) PhD (0-3 years postdoc experience)in life sciences, needs o embark on a new project in a different field of the life sciences 3 years (can be split into 2 years + 1 year after (2 years break) to be used for relocation to home country Initiation deadline is 10th Aug, 2017; submission deadline is 24th  Aug, 2017
Human Frontiers in Sciences Program (HFSP) Cross-diciplinary Fellowships (For Indian Nationals tenable  overseas) PhD in discipline outside of life sciences (0-3 years postdoc experience) for training in field of biology 3 years (can be split into 2 years + 1 year after (2 years break) to be used for relocation to home country Initiation deadline is 9th Aug, 2018; submission deadline is 23rd Aug, 2018
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program (short term internship abroad) Indian Citizen residing in India. Min Bachelors degree. 6 weeks- 1 year To be announced (April)
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program-Small grants Indian Citizen residing in India. Min Bachelors degree upto 1 year To be announced (April)
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) International Research fellowship Phd/early postdoc 12 months To be announced (June)
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) IBRO-Asian/Pacific Exchange Fellowship (for exchange in Asia-Pacific region only) PhD/postdoc/junior faculty under the age of 45 years 4-6 months October each year
la Caxia Foundation (Spain) "la Caixa"/ CRG International fellowship programme (CRG, Spain) For pursuing PhD in biomedical research at CRG, Barcelona, Spain 4 years To be announced (Feb)
la Caxia Foundation (Spain) IMPULSE-Postdoctoral program 0-4 years post PhD of any nationality for pursuing post doc in the feild of biomedicine at CRG, Barcelona, Spain 3 years To be announced
Leibniz Association/DAAD, Germany Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships 2015 0-2 years post- PhD, with outstanding academic or research achievements 12 months To be announced (March)
Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship program (USA) Fresh PhDs and postdocs 3 years 1-Oct each year
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)-European Fellowships (EU countries) PhD.
based in a Third Country.
2-3 years To be announced
National Geographic Conservation Trust No restriction on educational qualification. applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. 1 year at least 8 months prior to anticipated field dates
National Research Council (USA) Research Associateship Program (USA) PhD, variable experience according to agency   1 Feb, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November every year
NIH NIH Intramural Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship (NIH, USA) PhD (0-5 years postdoc experience) 1-5 years Rolling programme

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)

Branco-Weiss Fellowship Fresh PhDs/postdocs in the field of sciences, engineering and social sciences who are pursuing unusual projects on the frontiers between society and science. No nationality or geographic restrictions 5 years To be announced
USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Indian citizen residing in India at the time of application with  high level of academic/professional achievement. 0-4 years post-Ph.D. degree experience (Ph.D. awarded between July 15, 2012 and July 14, 2016) 8-24months To be announced
Wenner-Gren Foundation Postdoctoral fellowships Swedish citizens or foreign citizens with permanent residence in Sweden. Doctorate may not have been completed earlier than three years prior to application Fisrt 3 years (abroad)+ Last 2 years(in Sweden) To be announced (Jan)

 


Travel (meetings)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Duration Deadline
Axol Biosciences Conference Travel Grants

To fund PhD students and post-docs to attend scientific meetings.

 

Recipients must use the award for travel within 12 months of receipt of the award.  To be announced (31st March)
CSIR Foreign Travel Grant < 40 years of age with confirmed acceptance of paper for presentation    
DBT Travel Support for attending International Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium PhD, Age less than 50 years   At least 8 weeks prior to travel date
DST-SERB International Travel support Scheme open to all researchers. Senior researchers (> 35 years) cannot apply to Int Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) sponsored events   Rolling program. App. To reach two months prior to the event
Dorabji Tata Trust Education related Travel grants For travelling abroad for advanced training in specialised areas and to participate in workshops    Rolling
eLife 2017 travel grants for early-career researchers To fund early-stage researchers (postdocs and independent scientists) with up to five years of research experience, and who have authored or co-authored a research paper published (or accepted for publication) at eLife to present their work at a meeting of their choice.   2-September-2018
ICMR International Travel by Non-ICMR Scientists Biomedical scientists engaged in R&D. Age limit less than 35 years.   6 weeks before intended date of departure
India Network foundation Travel Grant Program All researchers and doctoral students working or studying in India   12 weeks before intended date of departure
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) International Travel Grant residents of less funded countries (US/Canada excluded) 14-28 days 1-Mar for meetings in Jul-Dec and  1-Sep for meeting in Jan-Jun following year
INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-DOS/ISRO CICS Travel Fellowship Programme PhD, Indian nationality   committee meets six times/year with specific deadline for each meeting
JDB Travel awards No restriction on nationality. Can be availed by postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in Developmental Biology research to attend an international conference and to present their research (oral and/or poster presentation).   To be announced in September
Microsoft-Research Microsoft Research India Travel Grants Eligible students must be enrolled in computer science,  mathematics, or a field that closely relates to computer science   Rolling Programme
PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program

Listed as an author on a PLOS journal article with a publication date on or before the date application is submitted. Enrolled in a graduate program or have received a graduate degree within the last five (5) years

 

  To be announced

 


Travel (research)
Agency Scheme Eligibility Duration Deadline
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (Germany) Travel Grants PhD students/ early postdocs maximum 3 months 6 weeks before training commences
Company of biologists Travel Grants graduate students/postdocs for collab research  
  • 28 February 2017 (for travel after 10 April )
  • 31 May 2017 (for travel after 10 July)
  • 31 August 2017 (for travel after 16 October)
  • 30 November 2017 (for travel after 12 January 2018)
European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO Short-term Fellowship (EU countries) PhD students/ early postdocs (with less than 10 years postdoc experience) maximum 3 months 3 months before proposed starting date
French Embassy in India Raman Charpak Fellowship Program students registered for PhD in an Indian institution upto 6 months To be announced (May)
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) IBRO-APRC Exchange Fellowship senior PhD, postdoc or junior faculty 4-6 months October of each year
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships Graduate students or early career researchers below 35 years of age resident in IUBMB member country 1-4 months

April 1st for travel in July - December of the same year.

October 1st for travel in January - June of the following year

 Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF

 

International Short Visit Scheme

The applicant needs to hold a doctorate,  be employed as a researcher in his/her home institution and must not have received a grant under this scheme within the last 3 years.

 

1week-3 months Rolling scheme.Two months before the grant is due to start.
US-India Educational Foundation Fullbright-Nehru doctoral fellowship (USA) Indian citizen registered for PhD at Indian institution at least for 1 year 9 months 17-July-2017
US-India Educational Foundation Fullbright-Nehru postdoctoral Research fellowship (India-USA exchange) 0-4 years post PhD Indian or US National, preferably less than 45 years of age 8-24 months 17-July-2017
US-India Educational Foundation Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research Indian citizen, a Ph.D. degree obtained within the past four years 8-12 Months 17-July-2017
Utrecht University, Netherlands Utrecht University Short Stay Fellowships for PhD students NCBS PhD student 3 months To Be Announced
Wenner-Gren Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for training in Sweden PhD. Not more than five years of postdoctoral experience before the application. He / she must not have been in Sweden for more than nine months before the application date. 3months-12 moths (extendable by 12 more months) To be announced (Jan)
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Churchill Travelling Fellowship (tenable in India) British citizen. No restriction on educational qualification or stage of career. 4-8 weeks To be announced

 

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