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About | B4 Fellowships | Young Scientist Program




B4 Fellowship 2019/20


Starting Date: January 20, 2019

Duration: 18 months

Stipend: INR 195,000/month for 18 months. Health insurance and round-trip economy travel expenses to and from Boston will also be provided.


Up to eight Science & Technology Fellowships for 2019-20 will be offered in fields related to the biosciences at Harvard University and other institutions in the Boston area. The Mittal institute will organize seminars at Harvard for Fellows to discuss their research with the broader community at the university and beyond.

Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge area and to actively participate in the events and intellectual life of the Institute. In addition, Fellows will contribute to the greater Harvard community by teaching, mentoring and advising students.


Scholars who have completed their PhD within the last five years from an institution in India in a bioscience-related field are eligible. Exceptional senior doctoral students, with demonstrable independence and maturity, may be considered. Applicants must be Indian citizens who are residing in India on Jan 20, 2019.


The applications will be scrutinised by an expert panel and the top eight applicants will be selected. The Mittal Institute aims to notify the selected applicants by late October.

This program is a collaboration between IBAB (Bengaluru, India), IISER (Pune) and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA). It is funded by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

The deadline for 2018/19 applications has now passed.



Click here to see a list of potential lab partners


Recent B4 Fellows

Praveen Anand

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Ramya Purkanti

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Parvathi M. Sreekumar

B4 Fellow, Fall 2016-Fall 2017Profile

Gayatri Ramakrishnan

B4 Fellow, Fall 2016-Fall 2017Profile



Savitha AnanthContact Savitha G. Ananth, Program Manager