2023 WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowships

Applications for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Health Innovation Fellowships are now open.

The WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowship offers a unique and exciting opportunity for young researchers and entrepreneurs to work with the Department of Biotechnology (Ministry of Science and Technology) as part of its Bio-Design Program in India. Fellows will enjoy

  • Exciting fellowship opportunity: This two-year fellowship experience combines technology, public health, and intellectual property with the goal of training innovators to develop innovative medical technologies, creating a meaningful impact on global health.
  • International experience: Join a diverse network of global young innovators and experts to solve emerging health challenges, while being based in India for two years.
  • Prestigious collaboration: Build meaningful networks at the Indian Department of Biotechnology, IIT Delhi and Bombay campuses, and WIPO.

Starting Date: November 13, 2023

Duration: 12–24-month project in Germany


The fellowship covers

  • study visa processing fees;
  • fellowship fees;
  • IIT overhead fees;
  • study material costs;
  • accommodation costs;
  • living expenses;
  • health insurance;
  • local transportation within India; and international travel (return ticket from home country to IIT Delhi or IIT Bombay).


  • Open to all international candidates (except Indian citizens).
  • Applicants from diverse educational backgrounds, including those in engineering, science, computer science, product design, business, law, medical, or nursing fields, are welcome to apply.
  • Experience in addressing global health challenges, in particular maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and FemTech, is required.
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in the health technology industry or in related research positions
  • Preference will be given to those who have a track record of innovation (patents, licensed technologies/products).
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, creativity, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit their application with the following documents:

  • Current CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • One-page cover letter
  • Academic transcript(s)

For detailed information on how to apply for the 2023 WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowships, click here

Deadline: September 01, 2023.

For more information on the 2023 WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowships, visit the official site.