The Campus Fellows Program is targeted at postdoctoral scientists of exceptional talent, and provides them broad independence and support to carry out their research in a host laboratory at NCBS or inStem. Fellows are expected to drive new research directions in their host laboratories, and to establish themselves as independent scientists.Campus Fellows are appointed for a period not to exceed 4 years, contingent on successful annual reviews after the first 2 years. The Fellowship provides a competitive salary as well as a housing allowance. The program is flexible: Fellows may choose to hold a part of their Fellowship off-campus for collaborative work and training relevant to their program of research. During their tenure, Fellows are also eligible to apply for external competitive awards.

How to apply –

Your full application package as a single collated PDF should consist of the following:

  • Your latest CV
  • A research proposal with detailed plans and timelines of the project, developed in close collaboration with your proposed host
  • PDF versions of 1 to 3 first-author publications In addition, we require the following: – A letter of support from your proposed host (emailed directly to
  • At least 2 letters of references (emailed directly by the referees

Eligibility – Candidates should not have more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Fellows must be sponsored by a local host who is a member of NCBS/inStem Faculty.

Deadlines- There are two calls each year. In 2015, full applications must be received by 22 February 2015 and 30 August 2015. If you are short-listed for the interview, you will be notified two weeks before the interview date. Interviews will be held in March/April (For the February call) and September/October (for August call). Results will be announced in April/May or October/November.

Contact -Please write to or for any queries related to this program.