DBT Fellowship Award

DBT Fellowship Award - Initiative on the Neuro Clinical Research Education INCRE 2012-13

DBT Fellowship Award - Initiative on the Neuro Clinical Research Education INCRE 2012-13

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (DBT)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

DBT Fellowship Award under Initiative on the Neuro-Clinical Research Education (INCRE):2012-13

The Department of Biotechnology invites applications to support clinical research training in the Neurosciences under its ?Initiative on Neuro-Clinical Research Education (INCRE) fellowship. There would be six fellowships/per year of one year duration for the next five years. The main objective of this fellowship is to facilitate hypothesis-driven research designed to address important issues in neuroscience by clinicians.

Each fellowship will consist of a consolidated stipend of Rs. 75,000/- pm for one year and Rs. 5.00 lakhs to support research at an institution of repute.

ELIGIBILITY :

Applicant may be D.M./ M.Ch or MD- Psychiatry and interested in pursuing Neuroscience research along with clinical responsibility; and has completed residency within the past five years. Those early in their clinical career will be given priority.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION

Applications would be evaluated by a duly constituted committee. The award would be based on the following criteria:

Applicant?s ability and promise as a clinician-scientist based on prior record of achievement and career plan, letters of reference, and curriculum vitae

Research proposal including the hypothesis, scientific rationale, methodology, etc as per the format available on the DBT website.

DEADLINE AND ADDRESS

Applications duly filled and forwarded by the competent authority should be addressed to Bindu Dey, Adviser, Medical Division, Department of Biotechnology, Room No. 813, 8th Floor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

A soft copy of the application also needs to be submitted at the e-mail: dbt.incre@gmail.com

Submission deadline: 31st January, 2013.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1. Current Curriculum Vitae

2. A letter of nomination from the Department forwarded by the Head/Competent authority of the Institute, including assurance that clinical service responsibilities will be restricted to no more than 20 percent of the fellow?s time.

3. A brief of the research plan as per the format

4. Two references for the applicant?s potential for clinical/academic research career and qualifications for the fellowship.

5. The candidate should identify a mentor from the host institute and obtain a letter from him/her detailing the support and commitment to the applicant and the proposed research and training plan. The letter should specifically indicate the mentor?s role in the development and preparation of the applicant?s research plan. Mentor?s CV should also be enclosed.

6. Letter of support from the host institution. Host institute should be duly recognized academic/research institution and willing to accept and extend necessary support to candidate for the proposed research work.

The format for submission is as given on DBT website.

For more details visit :dbtindia.nic.in/performa/INCREAdv.doc

DBT Fellowship Award - Initiative on the Neuro Clinical Research Education INCRE 2012-13