Applications Invited for Seed Grant Proposals 2019

Last Date - 06 May, 2019

About the Grant

The Accelerator program for diseases in brain using stem cells (ADBS) invites applications for “Seed Grants” from researchers to develop proposals for studying basic biological mechanisms in brain functions in context of neuropsychiatric disorders.

ADBS seed grants are awarded to stimulate high quality research using the resources of ADBS. Grants will be provided to scientists from any institution in India (subject to DBT guidelines) who wish to use the resources of the Biorepository to understand the basic biology underlying the neuropsychiatric disorders.

Awardees are expected to generate preliminary data and using that apply for funding from an external agency to continue a full program of science.

Applications will be screened and evaluated for scientific content including whether they constitute a meaningful use of the Biorepository resources. Successful candidates will obtain access to relevant elements of the Biorepository resources as well as funds to employ a junior research fellow and a consumable budget for 2 years.


1 JRF position and suitable consumable costs for 2 years. No equipment costs but access to ADBS core facilities and resources.

Who can apply?

Scientists working in Universities/ Academic Institutions/ National Laboratories/ Hospitals/ Industries [Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)-Recognized R&D Centre] & Non-Profit Organizations with necessary facilities and scientific background in the proposed area and eligibility to obtain project grant funding from DBT.

The PI should have an employment contract for at least the duration of the application procedure and the duration of the research the grant is applied for; AND have at least a PhD or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants should have Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (ICSCR) at their host institution that can provide approval for the proposed project.

What can be applied for?

Funding can be applied for:

  • Consumables

  • Manpower shall include employment costs for one junior research fellow. Fellowship amount as per terms and conditions of DBT.

  • Seed grant funds cannot be used for investigator salaries.

Number of seed grants available: Three

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