The training program at inStem is open to interested and motivated pre-doctoral candidates and usually comprises M.Sc. students between their first and second years. Many students also do their Masters projects here. Engineering and medical students are also encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted all through the year. Individual faculty members choose the students they will accommodate in their laboratories.

Many of the Centre's trainees find their research experience invaluable. Perhaps the most tangible benefits of this program are manifest in the number of such trainees who are enrolled for a degree in the best research laboratories within the country and outside.