Wellcome Trust/DBT Intermediate Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India, 2014

Applications are invited for Wellcome Trust/DBT Intermediate fellowships for an independent research program at an academic institution in India. These fellowships will be awarded for clinical/public health research. Fellowship is for five years full time and includes research expenses and additional allowances. Applicants should normally have between four to seven years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent research experience. Application deadline is 26th February 2014.. The India Alliance appreciates and understands that clinicians and public health researchers sometimes follow a different career trajectory from basic scientists. Therefore, eligibility criteria described on our standard pages do not apply to such researchers. If you would fit the profile of a clinician scientist or public health researcher, please contact the Office with your CV and a brief write up of what you would like to do. Based on this the Office can advise on the best scheme for you and if your research falls within the India Alliance’s remit..  Fellowships are available for an independent research program at an academic institution in India.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? It is not mandatory for those holding a medical degree and/or a MPH degree to also have a PhD in order to apply to our Fellowships. The India Alliance appreciates and understands that clinicians and public health researchers sometimes follow a different career trajectory from basic scientists. Therefore, eligibility criteria described on our standard pages do not apply to such researchers. If you would fit the profile of a clinician scientist or public health researcher, please contact the Office with your CV and a brief write up of what you would like to do. Based on this the Office can advise on the best scheme for you and if your research falls within the India Alliance’s remit.
· Applicants should normally have between four to seven years of post
· MD/post
· MS/post
· MPH/post
· PhD or equivalent research experience. Time spent outside the research environment (i.e., career breaks) will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The The Fellow’s Personal Support -Research Expenses research assistance if required (normally funding for two research staff may be requested; requests for additional research staff may be considered if the proposed work involves fieldwork or if the clinical studies/laboratory work require assistance from additional support staff. -The Clinicians and Public Health Research Fellows may use this opportunity to do a PhD on the India Alliance Fellowship project. Please note that such requests are carefully scrutinized by the India Alliance on a case to case basis. -Additional Allowance for scientifically justified visits of up to one year to an external laboratory either in India or abroad. The total award for an Intermediate Fellowship typically amounts to INR 3.5 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships will be offered for five years.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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