Margdarshi Fellowship Competitions in Biomedical Research

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Margdarshi Fellowship Competitions in Biomedical Research

India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowships

India Alliance
The India Alliance is a £80 million (INR 600 crore) partnership between The Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Set up as an independent charitable trust, the India Alliance’s mandate is to build research capacity in India across the full spectrum of biomedical science: from fundamental biology through to clinical and public health research.
 
Purpose
The Margdarshi Fellowships are for visionary scientists to nucleate and lead a world-class and cutting-edge research programme in India to –
Replicate global standards of scientific excellence, and
Minimize disparities, in scientific and administrative capacity, among research institutes and universities across India.
 
Provisions
The 5 year Fellowship provides –
• Generous personal support for the Fellow
• Salary support for personnel, which may include Assistant Professors
• Large quantum of funds for equipment, animals and consumables
• Funds to attend scientific gatherings, for collaborative visits and to organize meetings.
• Overheads for the Host Institution
 
Eligibility
Interested applicants must –
• Have around 10 years of experience as independent investigator, and can be of any age or nationality
Relocate from their current organisation (in India or overseas) to an administratively distinct not-for-profit Host Institution in India, and
• Have a Sponsor at the Host Institution, who is willing to extend the desired commitment and resources for program implementation.
 
Process
• Applicants are encouraged to contact India Alliance at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), with their CV and relocation plans, to be advised of their suitability for the Fellowship.
• Applicants and Sponsors should complete the Application and Sponsorship forms (available on our website) respectively, and email them to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) by the published deadline.
• Applications will be screened for eligibility, remit and competitiveness.
• Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide detailed budgets. Their applications will be peer-reviewed and the selected applicants will be invited to interview with the Margdarshi Selection Committee.
 
Application forms would be available for download on the India Alliance website from 15 February 2013 at http://www.wellcomedbt.org/margadarshi.html.
 
Deadline
Sponsored applications due – 15 May 2013.
Please visit our website http://www.wellcomedbt.org for further information on the application process.
 
Contact
For further information,
Visit – http://www.wellcomedbt.org/margadarshi.html
Email – eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%6d%61%72%67%64%61%72%73%68%69%40%77%65%6c%6c%63%6f%6d%65%64%62%74%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

Deadline: 15 May 2013

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