DBT TWAS Fellowships

DBT TWAS Fellowships

The Department has the strong mandate to foster Science and Technology (S &T) in developing countries through research collaborations and capacity building. With the aim to address societal challenges through application of S &T in emerging areas, The DBT-TWAS Biotechnology fellowships was jointly promoted in 2004 by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy for scientists from developing countries other than India.

Focus areas: Agriculture Sciences, Structural and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences including neurosciences etc.

Who can apply: Foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research in newly emerging areas in biotechnology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/ Institutes/Universities in India.

Fellowship categories & duration:

  1. Full-Time Postgraduate Fellowship to pursue a PhD research programme in India for 5 years
  2. Sandwich Postgraduate Fellowship to pursue a PhD research programme in India for 12-24 months, and
  3. DBT-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue a postdoctoral research programme in India for  12-18 months.

Maximum Age limit: 35 years for PhD and Sandwich Postgraduate Fellowship. 45 years for postdoctoral fellowships.

Success Stories

  • 136 fellows have been availed fellowship under this scheme since its inception.
  • 25 fellows have been selected this year for support.
  • Nearly 122 papers have been published by the DBT-TWAS fellows from the research carried out in India.

Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Dr. Sundeep Sarin, Scientist G
Email sundeep[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone No. 011-24361035
Programme Coordinator Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla, Scientist E
E-mail manojsrohilla[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24363726
Attached Officer Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist C
Email deo[dot]prakash[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in

Guidelines including eligibility

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1TWAS Fellowship for Research & Advance Training - Application form Formatarrowdown View (39.16 KB) pdf
2TWAS Fellowship for Research & Advance Training - GuidelinesView (20.92 KB) pdf
3TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research - Application form FORMAT arrowdownView (47.62 KB) pdf
4TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research -GuidelinesView (207.51 KB) pdf
5TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research - Application Form FORMAT arrowdownView (62.21 KB) pdf
6TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research - GuidelinesView (219.05 KB) pdf
7TWAS Fellowships for Visiting Scholars - Application Form FORMAT arrowdownView (44.39 KB) pdf
8TWAS Fellowships for Visiting Scholars - GuidelinesView (101.97 KB) pdf