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The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the NCBS-inStem-Cambridge Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The Fellowship allows for the joint-appointment of up to 4 Postdoctoral Fellows per year to work in Cambridge for half the period of a 4 year term, with the other half of the tenure to be completed in a partnering research group based in NCBS or inStem.


  1. For supporting research projects requiring Postdoctoral Fellowships for four years, with an expectation that approximately 50% of the Fellow’s time will be spent in Cambridge and 50% of the time will be spent in NCBS or inStem.
  2. Operating costs such as consumables, equipment, etc. are to be borne by the host PI at Cambridge or NCBS-inStem.
  3. Applications where the Cambridge-based PI is affiliated to one of the other institutions in the Cambridge area (including the MRC institutes, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Babraham Institute, etc.) may also be considered, at the discretion of the selection committee.

Part one - how to apply (31 January 2017):

In Part one, PIs from research groups in Cambridge and NCBS-inStem are invited to apply for projects to be supported through this scheme. Applications will be reviewed by a joint selection committee, following which successful projects will be announced.

Application form

Part two - how to apply (15 March 2017):

Part two of the procedure involves public advertisements inviting postdoctoral candidates to apply to successful projects. The concerned PI pairs will each nominate a candidate, who will be interviewed by a joint committee consisting of the NCBS-inStem post-doctoral committee and members of the Cambridge faculty.


Last year's projects were: 

1. Identification of novel regulators of the mitochondrial and lysosomal nutrient sensing machinery

2. Energy landscapes of designed proteins: structure, dynamics and thermodynamics


Further information:

Further information on NCBS and inStem is available through their respective annual reports here and here. Please contact Dr Toby Wilkinson, Director of the  University of Cambridge's International Strategy Office (, or Dr Rashi Tiwari at the NCBS Academic Office ( for any additional information.