Academic News: What is the DBT-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, How to Apply


This fellowship is awarded to PhD holders.
Under this more than 40 thousand financial assistance is given.
The maximum age for this is 45 years.

New Delhi. Academic News: Every year hundreds of students are awarded fellowships by the central government to promote research in India. One of these fellowships from the Central Government is the DBT-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship. These fellowships are offered by the Department of Biotechnology to PhD holders living in the country and abroad. As per the notification issued by the Government of India, the duration of this fellowship is from 12 months to 18 months.

Let us know what are the eligibility requirements for DBT-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship and how much financial support is given to the candidates under this.

Eligibility for DBT-TWAS Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • This fellowship is awarded to candidates from India and abroad who have a PhD degree.
  • Candidates age should not be more than 45 years.
  • Only PhD holders in Bioscience and Biotechnology can apply for this fellowship.
  • Candidates availing of any other fellowship cannot apply for this.

How much financial aid will I receive?

  • Under this fellowship, candidates are given financial assistance of 49000 per month.
  • Apart from this the candidate gets Rs 600 as HRA and Health Insurance.
  • In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a contingency amount of Rs 50,000 per annum.
  • He will be eligible for house rent allowance as per HRA rules of Government of India.

These documents will be required for fellowship

  • A letter-head paper must contain a letter of reference and the referee’s signature.
  • TWAS must have an acceptance letter from the Indian Institute of Biotechnology.
  • The amount of this fellowship cannot be converted into any other foreign currency.
  • The fellowship amount is awarded for 5 years. If a candidate wants to get it further, he/she has to visit the official website and apply again.

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How to apply

  • To apply for this fellowship, visit the official website of DBT-TWAS.
  • Upload all the documents on the official website.
  • After uploading the document, verify with the mobile number.
  • Then press submit button.

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