TWAS DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022

To be eligible, an applicant must –

  • Be not more than 45 years of age on 31st December of the application year
  • Be national of a developing country (other than India)
  • Not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country
  • Hold a master’s or equivalent degree in Science or Engineering
  • Be a registered Ph.D. student in the home country OR
  • Be willing to register for Ph.D. programme at a University in India
  • Be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment there

Other Requirements –

  • Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English

Note –

  • The applicants must provide evidence that they will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship.
  • The applicants shall not take up other assignments during the period of their fellowship,
  • The applicant must be financially responsible for any accompanying family member(s)


The selected candidates will receive the awards as follow –

  • DBT will provide a monthly stipend of INR 31,000 per month plus HRA for the first two years and INR 35,000 plus HRA from 3rd year onwards and health insurance of INR 600 per month.
  • The fellowship holder will receive a contingency amount of INR 50,000 per annum and shall be eligible to receive House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per the Government of India HRA rules.
  • The fellowship will not be convertible into foreign currency.


  • Reference letters on letter-headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Acceptance Letter from an Indian biotechnology institution to TWAS
  • A research proposal outline (in the prescribed format)

How can you apply?
Follow the below steps to apply for the fellowship:

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Step 3: Fill in all the details and upload the relevant documents.
Step 4: Submit the application form.

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