DBT-TWAS Biotechnology Fellowships

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World [formerly Third World Academy of Sciences] (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, have instituted a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a Ph.D in Biotechnology.

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five years.

Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at a host laboratory/institute in India.

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.

Obtaining suitable health insurance is the candidate's own responsibility and will be at his/her own expense.

International travel (return economy class by the shortest route) and visa expenses will be covered by TWAS.

Nationals of all developing countries except India are eligible.

Deadline: 31st August annually.

For more information and application, visit: DBT-TWAS Biotechnology Fellowships Website